On This Day

August 1883 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 16 Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
  • Aug 23 Philadelphia Quakers make 27 errors against Providence Grays in 28-0 shutout defeat at Messer Street Grounds; wild pitches, walks, passed balls count as errors in MLB prior to 1888
  • Aug 24 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Two-time defending champion Richard Sears wins 3rd straight title; beats James Dwight 6-2, 6-0, 9-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 9 George Hoyt, American NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)