December 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 9th 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 10th 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
  • 11th NY Giants win NFL championship
  • 14th Major leagues agrees on standard ball
  • 14th Major leagues disagree on increasing rosters from 23 to 25
  • 15th Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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