On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1872

  • Oct 3 Fred Clarke, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager (Louisville Colonels, Pittsburgh Pirates; .312 BA), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1960)
  • Oct 4 Ernest Blood, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Passaic HS, NJ, 200-1 record, 1915-24), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1955)
  • Oct 14 Reginald "R.F." Doherty, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1897-1900), born in Wimbledon, England (d. 1910)
  • Oct 24 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), born in Millom, England (d. 1957)
  • Oct 31 James Hogan, Irish College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale), born in Glenbane, County Tipperary, Ireland (d. 1910)