1875 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
1875 in sports Wikipedia
College championshipCollege football national championship – Harvard Crimson
Events13 November — first edition of "The Game", the annual contest between Yale Bulldogs and Harvard Crimson, is played under a modified set of rugby football rules known as "The Concessionary Rules". Yale loses 4–0, but finds that it prefers Harvard's adopted rugby style game.
EnglandFA Cup final – Royal Engineers 2–0 Old Etonians in a replay following a 1–1 draw (both games played at The Oval).
5 November — Blackburn Rovers founded at a meeting of enthusiasts in the St Leger Hotel, King William St, Blackburn.
Birmingham City founded as Small Heath Alliance by cricketers from Holy Trinity Church in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham.
Introduction of crossbars.
Wing play develops and the practice of "middling" (i.e., crossing) the ball is found to be effective. Heading is also introduced, apparently by players in Sheffield. Billy Mosforth of Sheffield FC is noted for his "screw shot" which gives him the ability to "bend" the ball in flight.
ScotlandScottish Cup final – Queen's Park 3–0 Renton at Hampden Park
Hibernian FC founded in Edinburgh by Irish immigrants who give the club the Roman name for Ireland.
National championshipNational Association of Professional Base Ball Players champion – Boston Red Stockings (fourth consecutive season)
EventsNo major bouts take place in 1875. Tom Allen retains the American Championship.
Events18 August — formation of Somerset County Cricket Club by a team of amateurs at a meeting in Sidmouth, Devonshire, immediately after a match against a local side.
EnglandChampion County – Nottinghamshire
Most runs – W. G. Grace 1,498 @ 32.56 (HS 152)
Most wickets – W. G. Grace 191 @ 12.94 (BB 9–48)
Major tournamentsBritish Open – Willie Park senior
EventsInaugural running of the Kentucky Derby is won by Aristides
EnglandGrand National – Pathfinder
1,000 Guineas Stakes – Spinaway
2,000 Guineas Stakes – Camballo
Epsom Derby – Galopin
Epsom Oaks – Spinaway
St. Leger Stakes – Craig Millar
AustraliaMelbourne Cup – Wollomai
CanadaQueen's Plate – Young Trumpeter
IrelandIrish Grand National – Scots Grey
Irish Derby Stakes – Innishowen
USAKentucky Derby – Aristides
Preakness Stakes – Tom Ochiltree
Belmont Stakes – Calvin
Events3 March — first organised and recorded indoor game of ice hockey is played at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal.
The Boat Race20 March — Oxford wins the 32nd Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
EventsBarrow RLFC and Leinster Rugby are established in 1875