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Year 1953 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Feb 20 US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
  • Nov 19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
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Sports Stars Married in 1953

  • Jan 15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 6 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise
  • Apr 15 Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church

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