On This Day

November 1914 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 28 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Melbourne: All-Australian final; Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1938-39, 42-43; World Series 1940; Cincinnati Reds), born in Prospect Park, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Nov 23 Emmett Ashford, American MLB umpire (first certified black umpire in organised baseball), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)

Person of interestJoe DiMaggio

Nov 25 Joe DiMaggio, American Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder (13 × MLB All-Star; 9 x World Series; 3 x AL MVP; MLB record 56-game hitting streak; NY Yankees), born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 2 Jack Sheridan, American Baseball Hall of Fame umpire (World Series 1905, 07-08, 10), dies from effects of sunstroke at 52