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
  • Mar 19 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago

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 8 Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
  • Mar 26 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, dies at 67