On This Day

February 1878 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 11 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
  • Feb 12 Harvard player Frederick Thayer patents baseball catcher's mask (pat # 200,358)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 2 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • Feb 12 Clarence "Pants" Rowland, American baseball manager (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox 1915-18) and MLB umpire (American League 1923-27), born in Platteville, Wisconsin (d. 1969)