Birthdays in Sport in 1887

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Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestGeorges Vezina

Jan 21 Georges Vezina, Canadian ice hockey goalie (Vezina Trophy), born in Chicoutimi, Quebec (d. 1926)

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Jan 26 Fran├žois Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), born in Aulnay-sur-lton, France (d. 1915)
  • Feb 9 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • Feb 21 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • Feb 26 Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
  • Mar 9 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), born in Battersea, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • Mar 18 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)

Person of interestEddie Collins

May 2 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • May 27 Frank Woolley, cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)

Person of interestJim Thorpe

May 28 Jim Thorpe, American all-round athlete (2 gold Olympics 1912, College, Pro Football Halls of Fame), born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jun 4 Tom Longboat, marathon runner (d. 1949)
  • Jul 16 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American professional baseball player (Black Sox Scandal), born in Pickens County, South Carolina (d. 1951)
  • Jul 29 Tim Mara, American founder and administrator (NFL NY Giants), born in New York (d. 1959)
  • Aug 2 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (d. 1936)
  • Aug 6 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • Aug 24 Harry Hooper, American baseball player, born in Bell Station, California (d. 1974)
  • Sep 14 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1910)
  • Sep 28 Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 6 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)
  • Oct 7 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • Oct 24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910 champion), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Oct 31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)

Person of interestWalter Johnson

Nov 6 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 21 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), born in Wadena, Indiana (d. 1974)