March 1927 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • 4th Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • 9th Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • 14th Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • 18th George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • 19th Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • 22nd George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • 23rd John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • 25th Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 30th Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Deaths in Sport

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