On This Day

Birthdays in Sport in October 1876

  • Oct 8 Willie Smith, Scottish golfer (US Open 1899), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • Oct 13 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), born in Bradford, Pennsylvania (d. 1914)
  • Oct 19 Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher