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Sporting Highlights for 1876

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1876. In this year, Baseball's National League in the US was formed and the first matches were played by teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and St Louis. On May 2, Chicago's Ross Barnes hits the first home run in the history of baseball's National League.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1876. OK, it is not much of a timeline with this many events, but not much was going on in world sports at this time.

Date Results
Oct Golf The Open Championship won by Bob Martin.

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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