On This Day

January 1903 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 9 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • Jan 9 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)
  • Jan 19 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 10 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies