March 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Mar 1 21 year old West Indian cricket all-rounder Gary Sobers turns his maiden Test century into a world record 365no in the Windies' 3rd Test win over Pakistan in Kingston, Jamaica; Sobers and Conrad Hunte (260) 446 run partnership for 2nd wicket
  • Mar 8 5th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats North Carolina, 86-74
  • Mar 9 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season

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Mar 15 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Mar 15 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
  • Mar 15 England retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-3 draw against Scotland at Murrayfield, Edinburgh; England’s 16th FN title
  • Mar 16 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Beverly Hanson wins by 5 strokes ahead of Betty Dodd
  • Mar 18 Dodgers announces their mascot and clown Emmett Kelly will not perform in 1958

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Mar 22 20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle, 84-72; Seattle's future Hall of Fame small forward Elgin Baylor is named tournament MOP

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

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Mar 25 Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Mar 29 112th Grand National: Arthur Freeman aboard 18/1 bet Mr. What wins by 30 lengths from Tiberetta

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mar 1 Wayne B Phillips, cricket wicket-keeper (Australia)
  • Mar 2 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer (US Masters 1991), born in Oswestry, England
  • Mar 2 Kevin Curren, South Africa, tennis star
  • Mar 3 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Mar 8 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 8 Nick Capra, American baseball player
  • Mar 14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • Mar 18 Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein, skier (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 20 Phil Anderson, Australian cyclist
  • Mar 21 Marlies Göhr, East German sprinter (Olympic gold 100m relay 1976, 80, World Champion 100m 1983), born in Gera, Germany
  • Mar 22 Joyce Lester, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Mar 23 Etienne De Wilde, Belgian cyclist
  • Mar 25 Maria Caridad Colón, Cuba, javelin thrower, (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Mar 25 Yograj Singh, cricketer (Indian pace bowler early 80's)
  • Mar 26 Chris Codiroli, American baseballer
  • Mar 27 Bart Connor, American gymnast and sportscaster (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 27 Bart Conner, American parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 28 Bart Wayne Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 30 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky

Deaths in Sport

  • Mar 19 Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 26 Phil Mead, English cricketer (strong batsman for England pre- & post-WWI), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Chuck Klein, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (Triple Crown 1933 Philadelphia Phillies), dies of a stroke at 53