Birthdays in Sport in 1891

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  • Jan 6 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
  • Jan 15 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and only MLB player to die from an injury received during a MLB game, born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky (d. 1920)
  • Jan 21 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
  • Jan 28 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • Jan 29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • Feb 2 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • Feb 4 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)

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Feb 5 Elizabeth Ryan, American doubles tennis champion (6 time Wimbledon champion), born in Anaheim, California (d. 1979)

Tennis Player Elizabeth Ryan
Tennis Player
Elizabeth Ryan
  • Feb 11 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests), (d. 1965)
  • Feb 12 Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1 Test for South Africa, 3-118, pair), born in Potchefstroom, Transvaal (d. 1969)
  • Feb 19 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
  • Feb 22 Jan Wils, Holland, architect/designer (Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium)
  • Feb 23 Harold Horder, Australian Rugby League player (d. 1978)
  • Mar 4 Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • May 8 Chet "Red" Hoff, pitcher (NY Yankees 1911-15), lived to 103+
  • Jul 28 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
  • Sep 26 Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic gold 1912, 20)
  • Oct 2 H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard
  • Nov 5 Bert McGirr, cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series)
  • Nov 5 Earle "Greasy" Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • Nov 20 Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)

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Dec 23 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins), born in Farran's Point, Ontario (d. 1970)

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Dec 25 Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)