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Year 1938 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • Jan 1 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • Jan 1 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • Jan 11 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
  • Jan 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran
  • Jan 18 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 31 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Dorothy Cheney wins her only Grand Slam singles title; beats Dorothy Stevenson of Australia 6-3, 6-2
  • Jan 31 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: American Don Budge wins the 1st-leg of his Grand Slam; beats John Bromwich of Australia 6-4, 6-2, 6-1
  • Feb 11 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • Feb 23 Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out Nathan Mann in round 3 at Madison Square Garden, New York; second defence by Louis
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Sports Stars Married in 1938

  • Apr 10 NFL quarterback Sammy Baugh (24) weds his college sweetheart Edmonia Smith in Sweetwater, Texas

Sports Stars Who Died in 1938

  • Jan 28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • Jan 28 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies
  • Mar 4 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • Mar 15 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies
  • Apr 4 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24

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