August 1883 in Sport

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Events in Sport

  • Aug 16 Dutch soccer club Dordrecht is established (KNVB Cup 1914, 32)
  • Aug 21 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
  • Aug 23 Philadelphia Phillies make 27 errors against Providence (wild pitches, walks and passballs counted as errors prior to 1888)
  • Aug 24 US Men's National Tennis Championship, New:port R.I.: Richard Sears beats James Dwight 6-2, 6-0, 9-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 9 George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)