December 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 Yanks send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal)
  • Dec 2 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
  • Dec 10 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 11 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
  • Dec 26 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
  • Dec 28 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 5 Kathryn Young, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 11 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
  • Dec 11 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • Dec 14 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • Dec 16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 [Christine] Chris Evert, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 22 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • Dec 22 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • Dec 23 Brian Teacher, tennis star, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Dec 26 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
  • Dec 26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 29 Glenn Myernick, US soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey