Events in Sport in 1942

  • Jan 1 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • Jan 1 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • Jan 1 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • Jan 4 NFL Pro Bowl: Chicago Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 9 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jan 15 Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II

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Jan 15 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 3 Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • Feb 5 Braves get Tommy Holmes from Yanks for Buddy Hassett & Gene Moore
  • Feb 7 1st indoor 15' pole vault (Cornelius Warmerdam 15' 3/8")
  • Feb 9 Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
  • Feb 19 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
  • Mar 1 Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough

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Mar 18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Mar 27 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
  • Mar 28 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 9th Masters Golf Tournament: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 19 46th Boston Marathon won by Joe Smith of Mass in 2:26:51.2
  • May 2 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
  • May 8 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
  • May 9 67th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
  • May 13 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
  • May 18 NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
  • May 19 Braves Paul Waner is 3rd NLer to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)

Sport awardGolf Major

May 31 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City NJ

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

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Jun 2 Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Jun 6 74th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Shut Out wins in 2:29.2
  • Jun 19 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
  • Jul 6 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
  • Jul 18 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
  • Jul 19 German occupiers confiscate bicycles in Rotterdam & Hague
  • Aug 1 Deurne soccer team forms

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Aug 23 Walter Johnson pitches to Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that draws 69,000 for NY-Wash game (raises $80,000 for Army-Navy relief

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 28 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
  • Sep 6 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Sep 7 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Sep 7 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • Sep 27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Sep 28 NY Americans NHL team folded
  • Oct 3 NY Yanks Frank Crosetti shoves umpire Bill Summers in World Series, he is fined $200 & suspended for 1st 30 days of 1943 season
  • Oct 5 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • Oct 16 National Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services
  • Oct 29 Branch Rickey named president/GM of Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Nov 3 Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP
  • Nov 7 Cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
  • Nov 20 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • Nov 30 30th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Hurricanes defeats Winnipeg Bombers, 8-5
  • Nov 30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system
  • Dec 5 CFL Grey Cup: Tor beats Win RCAF, 8 -5 at Toronto
  • Dec 8 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
  • Dec 13 Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title
  • Dec 27 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14