On This Day

December 8, 1958 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in Sport

  • George Rogers, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1980, U of South Carolina; #1 pick 1981 NFL Draft; Super Bowl 1987; NO Saints, Washington Redskins), born in Duluth, Georgia
  • Wayne Dickert, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestTris Speaker

Tris Speaker, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1912, 15, 20; AL MVP 1912; career batting average .345 [6th all-time]; Cleveland Indians) and manager (Cleveland Indians), dies at 70

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker
1958 in Sport