On This Day

January 1911 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 10 Trumper scored double cricket ton v South Africa, goes on to get 214

Birthdays in Sport

Hank Greenberg

Jan 1 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1935, 45; AL MVP 1935, 40; Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, NY (d. 1986)

  • Jan 6 Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests; first West Indian Test century-maker in England), born in Morant Bay, Jamaica (d. 1979)
  • Jan 7 Mervyn Waite, Australian cricketer (S Australian all-rounder) and footballer, born in Kent Town, Australia (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 16 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)