December 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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Dec 3 Don Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 4 13th Iron Bowl (first since 1907): Alabama beats Auburn 55-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 NY Giant Charley Conerly sets NFL record of 36 pass completions
  • Dec 8 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • Dec 19 Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 21 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • Dec 1 George Foster, American baseball player
  • Dec 13 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Dec 19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • Dec 22 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • Dec 22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers)
  • Dec 26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • Dec 28 Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
  • Dec 30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 MLB player Gil Hodges (24) weds Joan Lombardi

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Sir Timothy O'Brien, cricketer (Bart 5 Tests England 1884-96), dies
  • Dec 20 Ladha Ramji, cricketer (bro of Amar Singh, Test Ind 1933-34), dies
  • Dec 31 Malcolm Campbell, English race driver, dies at 63