On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1867

  • Feb 13 Harold Mahony, Scottish tennis player (Wimbledon 1896), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1905)

Cy Young

Mar 29 Cy Young, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Cleveland Spiders, Boston Americans; most wins in MLB history 511), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

  • Apr 13 Sammy Woods, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests Australia, 3 England, 1 x 50, 10 wickets; Somerset CCC) and rugby union flanker (13 caps England, 5 as captain), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • May 3 Jack Hearne, English cricket spin bowler (12 Tests, 49 wickets; England's first hat-trick vs Australia 1899), born in Chalfont St Giles, England (d. 1944)
  • May 10 Jim Kelly, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian 1896-1905), born in Port Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • May 12 Hugh Trumble, Australian cricket spin bowler and captain (32 Tests, 141 wickets; 2 x Test hat-tricks), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1938)
  • May 21 John James Ferris, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
  • Jun 19 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1926)
  • Jul 24 Fred Tate, English cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902), born in Brighton, England (d. 1943)
  • Aug 4 Jake Beckley, American Baseball HOF first baseman (23,767 putouts MLB record; career .308 hitter; Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Pirates; NY Giants; Cincinnati Reds; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • Aug 14 Cupid Childs, American baseball player, born in Calvert County, Maryland (d. 1912)
  • Oct 6 Victor Barton, English cricket batsman (1 Test, HS 23; Kent CCC, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (Southampton), born in Netley, England (d. 1906)
  • Oct 30 Ed Delahanty, American Baseball HOF left fielder (NL batting champion 1899; NL home run leader 1893, 96; 3 × NL RBI leader; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1903)
  • Dec 20 Pudge Heffelfinger, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (3 x All American, Yale; first professional player 1892) and coach (Cal, Lehigh, Minnesota), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1954)