On This Day

February 1903 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 4 Stanley Cup: Montreal HC beats Winnipeg Victorias, 4-1 for a 2-1 challenge series win
  • Feb 7 VVV '03 soccer club is established in the Dutch southeastern city of Venlo
  • Feb 28 Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buy Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Feb 5 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), born in NYC, NY (d. 1975)
  • Feb 6 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • Feb 10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • Feb 21 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)