On This Day

August 1892 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Aug 30 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aug 11 Archie Wiles, West Indian cricketer (d. 1957)
  • Aug 12 Ray Schalk, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (World Series 1917; Chicago White Sox) and manager (Chicago WS), born in Harvel, Illinois (d. 1970)
  • Aug 22 Percy Fender, English cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder), born in Balham, London (d. 1985)