On This Day

December 1915 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 22 Organized baseball and Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati, Federal Baseball League dissolves

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 9 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • Dec 18 Dario Mangiarotti, Italian fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
  • Dec 27 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • Dec 29 Bill Osmanski, American football player & coach, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 29 Thomas Shelvin, College Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Yale), dies of pneumonia at 32
  • Dec 29 Tom Shevlin, American College Football Hall of Fame end (Consensus All-American 1902, 04, 05; National C'ship 1902, 05; Yale University), dies of pneumonia at 32