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April 1852 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 17 Cap Anson, American Baseball HOF first baseman (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings/Colts) and manager (Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Stockings/Colts, NY Giants), born in Marshalltown, Iowa (d. 1922)