March 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 19th Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • 23rd Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St L Cardinals minor leaguers
  • 25th 97th Grand National: Bruce Hobbs aboard Battleship wins (1st US bred and owned horse to win)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Donald Schwall, baseball player (1961 AL rookie of year)
  • 4th Don Perkins, American football player
  • 5th Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 7th Homero Blancas, PGA golfer (1972 Phoenix Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • 7th Janet Guthrie, race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500)
  • 10th Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • 10th Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 12th Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
  • 12th Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • 13th Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • 14th Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • 21st Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • 22nd Vivian Pulliam, horse trainer
  • 24th Larry Wilson, NFL back (Cardinals)
  • 25th Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver

Deaths in Sport

  • 4th Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • 15th Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies