On This Day

April 1856 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Apr 2 Tommy Bond, Irish baseball pitcher and right fielder (Triple Crown 1877; Boston Red Caps; first man born in Ireland to play MLB), born in Granard, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • Apr 11 Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (dominant England bat late 19th cent), born in New Lenton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1903)