December 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 4 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
  • Dec 9 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • Dec 11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • Dec 16 Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • Dec 21 Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • Dec 30 Chicago Tribune reports the Tigers threw a 4-game series to the White Sox in 1917 to help Chicago win the pennant (never substaniated)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 7 Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)
  • Dec 13 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Dec 13 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • Dec 14 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • Dec 17 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
  • Dec 21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 24 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • Dec 28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)