On This Day

December 1901 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 3 At the MLB meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise is officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns
  • Dec 13 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • Dec 14 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 14 Henri Cochet, French tennis player (7-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Villeurbanne, France (d. 1987)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, England cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 112 wickets @ 10.75), dies of tuberculosis at 36