On This Day

May 1862 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • May 15 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn

Birthdays in Sport

  • May 23 William "Dummy" Hoy, American baseball outfielder (most accomplished deaf player in MLB history; NL stolen base leader 1888; Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds), born in Houcktown, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • May 28 Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1949)