On This Day

February 1874 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 23 Major Walter Clopton Winfield patents a game called "sphairistike" (lawn tennis)
  • Feb 27 Baseball 1st played in England at Lord's Cricket Ground

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American Baseball HOF umpire (record 18 x World Series), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1951)

Honus Wagner

Feb 24 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8 x NL batting champion; 5 × NL RBI / stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)