On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1836

  • Feb 29 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1908)
  • May 17 Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian world chess champion (1866-94), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • Oct 22 Mungo Park, Scottish golfer (British Open 1874), born in Inveresk, East Lothian (d. 1904)