On This Day

October 1859 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 17 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Oct 20 George Studd, English cricket batsman (4 Tests; Middlesex), born in Netheravon, Wiltshire, England (d. 1945)
  • Oct 29 Charles Ebbets, American sports executive (co-owner of Brooklyn Dodgers 1897-1902), born in NYC, New York (d. 1925)