On This Day

November 1899 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 3 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 3 Ralph Greenleaf, American pocket billiards player (20-time world champion), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1950)
  • Nov 4 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • Nov 11 Pie Traynor, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager (Pittsburgh Pirates 1934–39), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • Nov 13 Howard Hill, American expert bowman (billed as "The World's Greatest Archer"; movie technical adviser), born in Wilsonville, Alabama (d. 1975)