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Year 1928 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jul 31 Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women's Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals
  • Oct 9 Baseball World Series: NY Yankees beat St. Louis Cardinals, 7-3 at Sportsman's Park to become first to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits smashes 3 HRs for Yanks
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Sports Stars Who Died in 1928

  • Jan 6 Alvin Kraenzlein, American track and field athlete (4 Olympic gold 1900), dies at 51
  • Feb 1 Hughie Jennings, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Detroit Tigers 1907-20), dies of meningitis at 58
  • Mar 3 James Foulis, Scottish golfer (US Open 1896), dies at 56
  • Apr 5 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • Sep 25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust batsman), dies of leukaemia at 23

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