August 1890 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Aug 25 Would be start of England/Australia Test Cricket at Old Trafford washed out
  • Aug 27 10th US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport R.I.: Oliver Campbell beats 2-time defending champion Henry Slocum 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 4 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympics 3 gold, 2 silver 1912, 20, 24), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)