December 1928 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 National League President John Heydler first to propose a baseball rule change calling for a 10th man, or 'designated hitter', to bat in place of the pitcher; ironically, the NL vote in favour of proposal, but the American League turn it down
  • Dec 1 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers win 3rd Cup with 30-0 shutout of Regina Roughriders

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Dec 14 2nd Test Cricket Australia v England starts with Bradman as 12th man

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 16 National Football League Championship: Providence Steam Roller (8-1-2) win first past the past title
  • Dec 25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • Dec 26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 9 AndrĂ© Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 20 Jack Christiansen, American football player and coach (Lions), born in Sublette, Kansas
  • Dec 31 Hugh McElhenny, American NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], American hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), born in Amarillo, Texas (d. 2012)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 1 Arthur Gore, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1901, 08-09), dies at 60
  • Dec 21 Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies