December 1919 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers

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Dec 26 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
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Babe Ruth
  • Dec 27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Robin Lee, American figure skater, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • Dec 6 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Dec 21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyk√∂ping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 Dick Spooner, England, cricket wicket-keeper (Godfrey Evans' shadow)
  • Dec 31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)