On This Day

May 1, 1884 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Catcher Moses Walker is acknowledged as the first African-American to play major league baseball joining the Toledo Blue Stockings

Birthdays in Sport

  • Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), born in Mayfair, London (d. 1964)