On This Day in Sport for March 11

Events in Sport

  • 1863 25th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 2nd GN aboard 4/1 Emblem; winning mare's full sister Emblematic wins the following year
  • 1876 English FA Cup Final, Kennington Oval, London: Wanderers and Old Estonians draw, 1-1; Wanderers win replay, 3-0 for 3rd title
  • 1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • 1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • 1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • 1905 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Rat Portage Thisles, 5-4 for 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1910 Jack Hobbs scores 187 vs South Africa, his 1st international test hundred only to get out hit wicket
  • 1912 First Stanley Cup challenge game to be played in three 20-minute periods (formerly 30-minute halves), Quebec beats Moncton, 9-3 on way to series sweep
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
  • 1870 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1885 Malcolm Campbell, British motor racer (world land and water speed record holder), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • 1897 Dick Tyldesley, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets, BB 3/50; Lancashire CCC), born in Westhoughton, England (d. 1943)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1894 John Selby, England Test cricket batsman (6 Tests), dies of paralytic stroke at 44
  • 1900 Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
  • 1926 Biddy Anderson, South African cricket batsman (1 Test as captain; Western Province) and rugby union centre (3 Tests), dies at 51
  • 1963 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52
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