August 1890 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • Aug 27 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 HOF pitcher (World Series 1919, 33; MLB wins leader & MLB ERA leader 1923; Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • Aug 18 Maurice Podoloff, American attorney, professional sports administrator (AHL President, 1943-47; NBA President, 1946-63), and namesake of NBA regular season MVP Award, born in Yelisavetgrad, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985) [birth details unconfirmed]
  • Aug 24 Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer, surfer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1912, 20; 4x200m freestyle relay 1920), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1968)
  • Aug 26 Tommy Andrews, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's), born in Newtown, Australia (d. 1970)