November 1938 in Sport

Events in Sport

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2nd Babe Ruth applies for job of St Louis Browns' manager

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 24th National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
  • 28th 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
  • 29th Mayor Oud of Rotterdam forbids soccer match between Neth-Germany

Birthdays in Sport

  • 4th Alan Jones, cricketer (England v ROW 1970 his only intl honour)
  • 5th C├ęsar Luis Menotti, Argentine footballer
  • 6th Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 7th James Katt, pitcher/sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins)
  • 7th Jim Kaat, American baseball player
  • 11th Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 11th Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • 17th Peter Snell, NZ, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
  • 18th Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)
  • 19th Frank Misson, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1960-61)
  • 19th Richard Dumbrill, cricketer (South African all-rounder in 5 Tests 1965-67)
  • 19th Ted Turner, American broadcasting mogul/owns (Atlanta Braves)/won America's Cup
  • 20th Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

24th Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 24th Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v South Africa 1964)
  • 27th Jose Tartabull, baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • 15th George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies