December 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 4th 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
  • 9th USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
  • 11th Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • 16th Kenesaw Mountain Landis renewed 7-years as baseball commissioner
  • 21st Soccer team DOS Struggle forms
  • 30th 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

  • 7th Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)
  • 13th Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 13th George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • 14th Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • 17th Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 19th Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
  • 21st Joe Paterno, American football coach
  • 24th Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • 28th Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)