Birthdays in Sport in 1886

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  • Jan 3 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • Jan 13 Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
  • Feb 16 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
  • Mar 5 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 13 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • Mar 14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • Apr 7 Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)

Person of interestJim Barnes

Apr 8 Jim Barnes, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins), born in Lelant, Cornwall (d. 1966)

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Jun 27 Charles Macartney, cricketer (Governor-General)
  • Jun 28 Joe Cox, cricketer (South African pace bowler in 1913-14 series v England)
  • Jul 5 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
  • Aug 15 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Oct 9 Rube Marquard, American baseball player, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • Nov 7 Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist), born in Riga, Russian Empire (d. 1935)
  • Nov 25 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)
  • Dec 1 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • Dec 10 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)

Person of interestTy Cobb

Dec 18 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, born in Narrows, Georgia (d. 1961)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 20 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Open 1909-11), born in Healdsburg, California (d. 1974)