March 1918 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 2 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's
  • Mar 13 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
  • Mar 18 Soccer team SON OF Meerssen forms
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 3 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 5 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler of late 40's avg 101)
  • Mar 5 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 5 Milt Schmidt, Canadian NHL Hall of Fame center and coach (Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Mar 12 James Bracken, race horse trainer
  • Mar 13 George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 18 Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • Mar 18 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 21 Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)
  • Mar 25 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61