On This Day

Birthdays in Sport 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)

Person of interestJoe Malone

Feb 28 Joe Malone, Canadian ice hockey center (Quebec Bulldogs), born in Quebec City, Québec (d. 1969)

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Mar 2 Oscar Egg, Swiss track and road bicycle racer (3 x world hour record), born in Schlatt, Switzerland (d. 1961)
  • 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)

Person of interestCasey Stengel

Jul 30 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1975)

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, 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, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • Sep 24 Mike González, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1977)
  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], 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)