On This Day

Sports Stars Born in March 1871

  • Mar 3 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)
  • Mar 19 Schofield Haigh, cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
  • Mar 20 Joe McGinnity, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (World Series 1905; 5 × NL wins leader; NL ERA leader 1904; Baltimore Orioles, NY Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1929)
  • Mar 24 Leslie Gay, English cricket wicket-keeper (1 Test; Cambridge Uni, Hampshire CCC) and soccer goalkeeper (3 caps; Cambridge Uni), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • Mar 29 Tom Hayward, English cricket batsman (35 Tests, 3 x 100; HS 137; Surrey CCC), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)