On This Day

Birthdays in Sport 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 and soccer goalkeeper (1 Test; 3 caps), born in Brighton, Sussex (d. 1949)
  • Mar 29 Tom Hayward, English cricketer (great England batsman of the Golden Age), born in Cambridge (d. 1939)