Sports Stars Born in 1857

Tim Keefe

Jan 1 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

  • Jan 11 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1886)
  • Feb 12 Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), born in Churwell, England (d. 1941)
  • May 3 George Gore, American baseball player, born in Saccarappa, Maine (d. 1933)
  • May 5 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game 1880), born in Sheffield, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • Jul 1 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years; NL batting champion 1885; NL RBI leader 1889; NY Giants), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • Aug 22 Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager, born in Montville, Connecticut (d. 1937)
  • Aug 29 Sandford Schultz, English cricket all-rounder (1 Test, 1 wicket, 20 runs; Cambridge University, Lancashire CCC), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1937)
  • Sep 2 Thomas Groube, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; Victoria CA), born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1927)
  • Oct 7 Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Oct 24 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (Chicago White Stockings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1894)
  • Nov 30 Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), born in Rotherhithe, England (d. 1936)
  • Dec 31 Michael "King" Kelly, American Baseball HOF utility (NL batting champion 1884, 86; NL runs scored 1884–86, Chicago White Sox) and manager (Boston Beaneaters, Reds; Cincinnati KKs), born in Troy, NY (d. 1894)