On This Day

March 1874 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 National Association of Professional Baseball Players officially adopts the batter's box; decide any player betting on his own team will be expelled; any player betting on any other team to forfeit his pay
  • Mar 14 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Oxford University beats Royal Engineers, 2-0
  • Mar 26 36th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson wins his second consecutive GN aboard French 5/1 favourite Reugny

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • Mar 18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)