December 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 9 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Dec 10 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • Dec 11 NY Giants win NFL championship
  • Dec 14 Major leagues agrees on standard ball
  • Dec 14 Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25

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Dec 16 Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 26 Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
  • Dec 26 Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
  • Dec 28 Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • Dec 4 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 9 [David] Deacon Jones, NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 13 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
  • Dec 15 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 16 Frank Deford, American sportswriter
  • Dec 22 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • Dec 29 Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
  • Dec 31 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ), (d. 2013)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 7 Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies