On This Day

December 1919 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Dec 26 Yankees and Boston Red Sox reach agreement to move future Baseball Hall of Fame pitching slugger Babe Ruth to New York

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Dec 27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 6 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Dec 21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyköping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • Dec 31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)