On This Day

December 1911 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 30 English cricketer Sydney Barnes takes 5-6 in 1st 11 overs v Australia at MCG

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Walter Alston, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (Brooklyn/LA Dodgers), born in Venice, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • Dec 1 Calvin Griffith, Canadian baseball team owner (Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1955-84), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1999)
  • Dec 1 Franz Binder, Austrian soccer striker and manager (19 caps Austria, 9 caps Germany; Rapid Vienna), born in St. Pölten, Austria (d. 1989)
  • Dec 13 Buzz Borries, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Navy 1932–34), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1969)
  • Dec 21 Josh Gibson, American Negro League baseball legend (hit 800+ HRs), born in Buena Vista, Georgia (d. 1947)
  • Dec 26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 13 Reggie Duff, Australian cricket batsman (23 Tests; 104 on debut), dies of alcoholism at 33