On This Day

Sports Stars Born in December 1868

  • Dec 4 Jesse Burkett, American Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder (NL batting champion 1895-96, 1901; 240 hits in 1896 MLB record for 15 years), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1953)
  • Dec 24 Emanuel Lasker, German world chess champion (1894-21), born in Barlinek, Poland (d. 1941)