On This Day

March 1927 in Sports History

Events in Sport


AgreementContract of Interest

Mar 4 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: 8/1 favourite Sprig wins; ridden by jockey Ted Leader, trained by his father Tom Leader

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), born in Montluçon, France (d. 2017)
  • Mar 2 Ray Prosser, Welsh rugby union prop (22 caps Wales, 1 British & Irish Lions; Pontypool) and coach (Pontypool RFC 1969-87), born in Pontypool, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Mar 4 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Mar 9 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
  • Mar 14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • Mar 18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRichie Ashburn

Mar 19 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Mar 22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • Mar 22 Marty Blake, NBA executive (GM Atlanta Hawks, NBA Director of Scouting), born in Wyoming, PA (d. 2013)
  • Mar 23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player, dies at 84