On This Day

November 1920 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 American fishing schooner 'Esperanto' defeats Canadian yacht 'Delawana' in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races off Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sports History

Nov 8 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

Election of Interest

Nov 12 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner


Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (Pot Black, BBC), born in Lambourn, England (d. 2011)
  • Nov 2 Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Nov 5 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Sir John Smith, English soccer executive (Chairman Liverpool F.C. 1973-90), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 16 Betty Hicks, American golfer, author (US Open runner-up 1948, 54), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2011)

Stan Musial

Nov 21 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

  • Nov 27 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • Nov 27 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Nov 28 Cecilia Colledge, British figure skater (Olympic silver 1936), born in London (d. 2008)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 25 Gaston Chevrolet, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1920), dies in a racing accident at 28
  • Nov 26 Howard Taylor, American tennis player (US National C'ships doubles 1879; singles 1884, 86, 87, 88 runner-up), dies at 55