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1888 In Sports

1888 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.


  • American football 1
  • Association football 2
  • Baseball 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Cricket 5
  • Golf 6
  • Horse racing 7
  • Ice hockey 8
  • Rowing 9
  • Rugby football 10
  • Tennis 11
  • References 12

American football

College championship


  • Tackling below the waist is legalised.

Association football


Origin of the Football League


  • Durand Cup instituted by Mortimer Durand as recreation for British troops stationed in India. It is the oldest tournament in India and the third oldest in the world.



National championship


  • The last of many adjustments finally sets four balls and three strikes for a "walk" and a strikeout.



  • The inaugural World Welterweight Champion is Paddy Duffy of Boston, Massachusetts who is recognised following his 17th round knockout of Billy McMillan at Fort Foote, Virginia on 30 October.[1] Duffy retains the title until his death (by tuberculosis) in 1890. The welterweight division is for fighters weighing between 140 and 147lb.

Lineal world champions[2]



  • After a run of disastrous results over a number of seasons, Derbyshire is demoted from first-class status and the 1888 championship is contested by only eight teams: Gloucestershire, Kent, Lancashire, Middlesex, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Sussex and Yorkshire. Derbyshire will recover first-class status in 1894 and join the official County Championship in 1895.
  • 5 July — formation of Angel Hotel, Cardiff.
  • Thanks mainly to the bowling of Bobby Peel, England defeats Australia 2–1 to retain The Ashes.




Major tournaments

Other tournaments

Horse racing






Ice hockey


The Boat Race

Rugby football

Home Nations Championship

Other events





  1. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone – Lineal Welterweight Champions". Archived from the original on 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Cyber Boxing Zone". Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ A semi-official seasonal title proclaimed by media consensus prior to December 1889 when the official County Championship is constituted.
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