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 umpire (d. 1951)

Person of interestHonus Wagner

Feb 24 Honus Wagner, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8-time NL batting champion), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)

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