On This Day

December 1881 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 17 Aubrey Faulkner, cricketer (great South African all-rounder early 20th cent)

Person of interestBranch Rickey

Dec 20 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, born in Stockdale, Ohio (d. 1965)

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • Dec 25 Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 29 Jess Willard, American boxer, born in Pottawatomie County, Kansas (d. 1968)