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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 champ (US Open-1928), born in Villeurbanne, France (d. 1987)
  • Dec 23 Gene Sarazen, golfer (PGA 1922, 23, 33)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, British cricketer regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, dies of tuberculosis at 36