On This Day

March 1938 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Federal Trade Commission orders 8 manufacturers and the PGA of America to end their practice of golf ball price-fixing
  • Mar 19 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
  • Mar 19 Scotland beats England, 21-16 at Twickenham, London to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis frees 74 St Louis Cardinals minor league players

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • Mar 25 97th Grand National: 17 year old jockey Bruce Hobbs wins aboard 40/1 Battleship; first US bred and owned winner; only horse to win GN and American Grand National (1934)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 2 Donald Schwall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1961²; AL Rookie of the Year 1961; Boston Red Sox), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 4 Don Perkins, American football player
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 7 Homero Blancas, American golfer (US Ryder Cup 1973), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 7 Janet Guthrie, American professional race car driver (1st woman to race in Indie 500 and Daytona 500), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Mar 8 Pete Dawkins, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1958, Army), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Mar 10 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
  • Mar 10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 10 Kazım Ayvaz, Turkish wrestler (Olympic gold lightweight 1964; World C'ship gold welterweight 1958; lightweight 1962), born in Rize, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • Mar 12 Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1974, 76, 80), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • Mar 12 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (Indian Test batsman from age 17)
  • Mar 13 Joe Bellino, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1960, Navy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Mar 14 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
  • Mar 17 Fred Akers, American football coach (University of Wyoming; University of Texas, Austin; Purdue; career college record 108–75–3), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 2020)
  • Mar 18 Bob Nevin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Stanley Cup 1962, 63; Toronto Maple Leafs; NY Rangers; 1,128 career NHL games), born in Timmins, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • Mar 21 Grahame Thomas, cricketer (Australian batsman of the mid-60's)
  • Mar 24 Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Rigby, Idaho (d. 2020)
  • Mar 25 Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 31 Jimmy Johnson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (4-time Pro Bowl), born in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 4 Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • Mar 15 Edmund Tylecote, cricketer (England keeper in 6 Tests 1882-86), dies