On This Day

November 1888 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 14 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)

Person of interestJosé Raúl Capablanca

Nov 19 José Raúl Capablanca, Cuban world chess champion (1921-27), born in Havana, Cuba, Spanish Empire (d. 1942)

Chess Grandmaster José Raúl Capablanca
Chess Grandmaster
José Raúl Capablanca