On This Day

January 1857 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 22 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York

Birthdays in Sport

Tim Keefe

Jan 1 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

  • Jan 11 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1886)