On This Day

December 1890 in Sports History

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 Bob Shawkey, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1923, 27); AL ERA leader 1920, New York Yankees), born in Sigel, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Dec 4 Jack Darragh, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1911, 20-21, 23; Ottawa Senators), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1924)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 3 Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39