On This Day

Sports Stars Born in 1890

  • Jan 7 Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), born in Carson City, Nevada (d. 1957)
  • Jan 10 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1918)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • Feb 3 Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), born in Cass City, Michigan (d. 1975)
  • Feb 20 Sam Rice, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1924; AL stolen base leader 1920; Washington Senators 1915-33), born in Morocco, Indiana (d. 1974)

Joe Malone

Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian Hockey HOF center (only player in NHL history to score 7 goals in a single game 1920; Stanley Cup 1912, 13 Quebec Bulldogs; 1924 Montreal Canadiens), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

  • Mar 2 Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), born in Schlatt, Switzerland (d. 1961)
  • Apr 16 Fred Root, English cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets; Derbyshire CCC, Worcestershire CCC), born in Somercotes, England (d. 1954)
  • May 14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, South African cricket all-rounder (2 Tests), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1941)
  • Jul 6 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 18 Chick Evans, American golfer (US Open 1916), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1979)

Casey Stengel

Jul 30 Casey Stengel, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1921, 22 NY Giants) and manager (7 x World Series NY Yankees; NY Mets 1st manager), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)

  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1919, 33; MLB wins leader & MLB ERA leader 1923; Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's), born in Newtown, Australia (d. 1970)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], West Indian cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Oct 17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)
  • Nov 12 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
  • Dec 4 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27; AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), born in Sigel, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Dec 4 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1924)