December 1933 in Sport

Events in Sport

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Dec 3 Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Det Tigers for $100,000

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 3 Joe Lilliard QBs Chic Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946
  • Dec 9 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3

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Dec 12 Eddie Shore hits Toronto Maple Leaf star Ace Bailey from behind, fracturing his skull and ending his career

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Dec 15 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
  • Dec 17 B H Valentine scores 133 on Test Cricket debut, Eng v India at Bombay
  • Dec 17 Lala Amarnath scores century on Test Cricket debut (went on to 118)
  • Dec 17 NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

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Dec 23 Howie Morenz takes over NHL career goal lead at 251

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz

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Dec 29 New York Yankees refuses to release Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • Dec 6 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • Dec 9 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Dec 9 Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), born in Chickasha Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • Dec 10 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
  • Dec 10 Larry Morris, NFL Linebacker (NFL 1960s All-Decade Team), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Bruce Morrison, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1963)
  • Dec 19 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • Dec 20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
  • Dec 21 Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60's)
  • Dec 27 Dave Marr, golfer/sportscaster, (PGA Championship 1965), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1997)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies