December 1930 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty
  • Dec 6 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
  • Dec 7 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
  • Dec 12 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book, ball bouncing into stands not a HR, now a double
  • Dec 13 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • Dec 14 NY Giants defeat Notre Dame 22-0 in a charity game

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Dec 15 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Dec 16 Golfer Bobby Jones is the first to win the James E. Sullivan Award (best US amateur athlete)

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Dec 20 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
  • Dec 25 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens, 1st US bobsled run open to public

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
  • Dec 7 Hal Smith, American baseball player, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
  • Dec 18 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Dec 25 Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian boxer and coach and father of Andre Agassi, born in Salmas, Iran

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • Dec 19 Johnny Douglas, English cricketer and boxer, drowns at 48