1862 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Mar 12 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh aboard The Huntsman wins
  • May 15 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn
  • Sep 11 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Oct 14 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • Dec 25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for South Africa 1889)
  • Feb 27 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • May 23 William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
  • May 28 Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)
  • Aug 16 Amos Alonzo Stagg, American athlete and American football pioneer, born in West Orange, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Oct 3 John Briggs, cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century)
  • Nov 16 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 22 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 18 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th