On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in November 1856

  • Nov 3 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), born in Thornliebank, Renfrewshire (d. 1918)
  • Nov 7 Semyon Alapin, Russian chess master, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1923)