March 1886 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 26 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton wins aboard 25/1 chance Old Joe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 5 Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
  • Mar 7 René Thomas, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1914), born in Périgueux, France (d. 1975)
  • Mar 13 John 'Home Run' Baker, American Baseball HOF third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia A's), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
  • Mar 14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)