On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in 1874

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 28 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), born in Carnoustie, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)

Person of interestHonus Wagner

Feb 24 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)

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  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • Apr 26 Biddy Anderson, South African cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1926)
  • May 19 Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • Jul 10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 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 Nap Lajoie, American baseball player, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • Oct 12 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, 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)