On This Day

February 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 24 Red Sox sell Smokey Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, to Cleve for $15,000

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 1 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), born in Ujiyamada, Mie Prefecture, Japan (d. 1944)
  • Feb 22 Jack Robertson, cricketer (superb England batsman only played 11 Tests)
  • Feb 28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer

Deaths in Sport

  • Feb 9 Francis Allan, cricket bowler (lefty in 1879 Aust-Eng Test), dies