On This Day

March 1869 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 3 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
  • Mar 15 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 7 Bertha Townsend, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1888-89), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1909)