Sports Stars Born in 1874

  • Jan 28 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), born in Carnoustie, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American Baseball HOF umpire (record 18 x World Series), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1951)

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner (1874-1955)

Feb 24 American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8 x NL batting champion; 5 × NL RBI / stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, Hungarian horse that never lost a race, born in Kisbér, Hungary (d. 1877)
  • Mar 18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago White Sox; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • Apr 26 Biddy Anderson, South African cricket batsman (1 Test as captain; Western Province) and rugby union centre (3 Tests), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1926)
  • May 19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB wins leader 1902, 04 [41 wins], NY Highlanders), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 1 x 50, 25 wickets, BB 5/85; Sussex CCC, Auckland CA), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • Aug 5 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
  • Aug 10 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • Sep 5 Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, American Baseball HOF second baseman (Triple Crown 1901; AL batting champion 1901–04, 10; Philadelphia A's, Cleveland Naps), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • Oct 12 Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • Nov 7 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • Nov 24 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1910)