Birthdays in Sport in 1853

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  • Jan 30 Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)
  • Feb 18 August Belmont Jr, breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (NY Jockey Club)
  • Mar 20 George Godfrey, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • May 8 Dan Brouthers, baseball player (d. 1932)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 9 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Dec 9 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York