On This Day

November 1889 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 4 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • Nov 11 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 7 Lionel Hallam, English cricket batsman and captain (9 Tests, 4 x 50; Hampshire CCC) and politician (Member House of Lords, Lord Temporal 1928–51), born in London, England (d. 1951)
  • Nov 23 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)