On This Day

October 1890 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 28 "World Championship" Baseball Series, Washington Park, NY: Louisville Colonels beat Brooklyn Bridegrooms, 6-2 in Game 7 to tie series 3-3-1; deciding game never played

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 8 Snuffy Browne [Cyril Rutherford Browne], West Indian cricketer (pioneer WI Test player), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1973)
  • Oct 8 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Oct 17 Roy Kilner, English cricketer (d. 1928)