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Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 21st Grand National: Chris Green aboard Half Caste IRE wins
  • May 31 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
  • Jul 1 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 30 Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
  • Mar 13 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83)
  • Mar 27 George Giffen, cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders)
  • Apr 7 Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)
  • Aug 19 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
  • Oct 17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Oct 20 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
  • Dec 12 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)