March 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • Mar 4 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Mar 9 Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • Mar 14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • Mar 18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 19 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Mar 22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • Mar 23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)