On This Day

August 1880 in Sport

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 12 Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
  • Aug 14 Fred Alexander, American tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1908, 5-time US Indoor winner), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1969)
  • Aug 17 Percy Sherwell, cricketer (great South African batsman-keeper-captain)