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Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1960)
  • May 20 Joshua Pim, Irish tennis player (Wimbledon 1893-94), born in Bray, Wicklow (d. 1942)
  • Jun 2 Jack O'Connor, baseball player (d. 1937)
  • Aug 31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • Sep 14 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1953)
  • Sep 30 Ernest Jones, cricket pace bowler (marvellous Aust at turn of century)
  • Oct 3 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 23 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1936)

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Nov 20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 29 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)