December 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 1958 NFL Draft: King Hill from Rice first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Dec 2 Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix
  • Dec 3 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • Dec 6 Gardnar Mulloy becomes oldest American to win a Davis Cup tennis match at age 44 years, 14 days; teams with Vic Seixas to give US a match-clinching, 3-0 lead over the Philippines in the Inter Zone 1st round in Adelaide, Australia
  • Dec 17 Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid forward Alfredo Di Stéfano wins award for best football player in Europe ahead of Englishmen Billy Wright and Duncan Edwards
  • Dec 23 Test Cricket debut for Wally Grout & Bobby Simpson v South Africa
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
  • Dec 28 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 4 Lee Smith, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Jamestown, Louisiana
  • Dec 4 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Brazilian Indy-car racer (CART), born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Dec 5 Art Monk, American NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles), born in White Plains, New York
  • Dec 5 Charlene Morett, American field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 6 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • Dec 7 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, Australian cricket player, fast bowler (1980-89) and coach of Pakistan, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dec 7 Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982)
  • Dec 15 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 17 Bob Ojeda, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Dec 19 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Dec 21 Tom Henke, American baseball player
  • Dec 25 Chris Kamara, English footballer and commentator
  • Dec 27 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
  • Dec 27 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
  • Dec 28 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • Dec 31 David Allen Ogrin, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • Dec 29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67