Birthdays in Sport in 1911

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Jan 1 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Jan 7 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • Jan 16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 16 Roger Lap├ębie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • Jan 27 George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
  • Feb 6 A W "Dooley" Briscoe, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for South Africa 30's)
  • Feb 12 Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Feb 22 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Mar 23 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby league player
  • Mar 23 Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
  • Apr 1 Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer
  • Apr 3 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • Apr 12 Geoff Chubb, cricketer (South African pace bowler v England 1951-52 aged 40)
  • Apr 13 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer (d. 1946)
  • Apr 24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • May 5 Norman Oldfield, cricketer (Engl batsman one Test v WI 1939, 80 & 19)

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May 23 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player (1930 U.S. Open champion), born in Surbiton, England (d. 1983)

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • May 28 Bob Crisp, cricketer (South African pace bowler of 1930s)
  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
  • Jun 10 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
  • Jun 22 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
  • Jun 26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • Jul 3 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (son of Joseph, 23 Tests for England)
  • Jul 8 Ken Farnes, cricket bowler (fast England in pre-WW II years)
  • Jul 17 Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • Jul 20 Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
  • Jul 28 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Aug 6 Norman Gordon, South African cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39), born in Boksburg, South Africa (d. 2014)
  • Aug 9 Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
  • Aug 9 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • Aug 23 Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36), born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1998)
  • Aug 23 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928), born in Riverdale, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 3 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)
  • Sep 6 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Sep 15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Sep 18 Syd Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • Sep 28 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr, tennis (US Open 1931, 32)/golfer
  • Oct 1 Richard Torriani, Switzerland, took Olympic oath (1948)
  • Oct 12 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman)
  • Oct 12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 26 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Nov 13 Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (Kansas City Monarchs, 1st African-American coach in Major League Baseball), born in Carrabelle, Florida (d. 2006)

Baseball Player and Coach Buck O'Neil
Baseball Player and Coach
Buck O'Neil
  • Nov 20 Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Nov 24 Joe Medwick, baseball player (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • Dec 1 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • Dec 21 Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, "Negro Babe Ruth" (hit 800+ HRs)
  • Dec 26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)