March 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 27 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 28 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 7 Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 7 U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
  • Mar 8 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Mar 8 Richard "Dick" Allen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1972), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 9 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
  • Mar 16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • Mar 18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 26 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, dies at 67