On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1862

  • Jan 10 Walter Travis, Australian-American golfer, writer, course designer (US Amateur C'ship 1900-01, 03; British Amateur 1904), born in Maldon, Australia (d. 1927)
  • Feb 10 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • Feb 27 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect (restored Panathinaiko Stadium 1896 Olympics Athens) and shooter (Olympic bronze trap, single shot 1908), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1937)
  • Mar 5 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (d. 1934)
  • Apr 30 Jack Sheridan, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (World Series 1905, 07-08, 10), born in Decatur, Illinois (d. 1914)
  • May 23 William "Dummy" Hoy, American baseball outfielder (most accomplished deaf player in MLB history; NL stolen base leader 1888; Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds), born in Houcktown, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • May 28 Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1949)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, American athlete and American football pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Oct 3 Johnny Briggs, English cricket all-rounder (33 Tests; 118 wickets @ 17.75), born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1902)
  • Nov 16 Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1944)
  • Dec 15 Jack 'The Nonpareil' Dempsey, Irish boxer (first holder of World Middleweight Championship 1886-90), born in Curran, County Kildare (d. 1895)

Connie Mack

Dec 22 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)