On This Day

January 1, 1927 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • Brooklyn announces release of future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Zack Wheat after 18 consecutive seasons with Robins; Wheat hits .324 in final season with Philadelphia A's

Birthdays in Sport

  • Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher who became the youngest player in league history at 16 (Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)