February 1916 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Feb 9 NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
  • Feb 15 NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • Feb 17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, NSW (d. 1978)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 9 Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies