Events in Sport in 1927

  • Jan 1 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • Jan 1 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • Jan 5 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • Jan 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • Jan 27 20th Women's Australian Championships: Esna Boyd beats Sylvia Lance Harper (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)
  • Jan 27 20th Men's Australian Championships: Gerald Patterson beats John Hawkes (3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3)
  • Feb 20 Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
  • Feb 22 ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
  • Feb 27 For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath

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Mar 2 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 25 86th Grand National: Ted Leader aboard Sprig wins
  • Apr 13 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, in 2 games & 2 ties
  • Apr 15 Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A's Howard Ehmke)
  • Apr 19 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:40:22.2
  • May 1 Netherlands beats Belgium 3-2 in soccer match in Amsterdam
  • May 1 Panningen soccer team forms
  • May 9 52nd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6
  • May 11 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
  • May 13 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
  • May 14 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
  • May 16 NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd & home
  • May 17 Chicago Cubs beat Boston Braves, 4-3, in 22 innings
  • May 22 Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4
  • May 28 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

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May 30 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: George Souders wins in 5:07:33.022 (156.983 km/h)
  • May 31 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
  • Jun 4 1st Ryder Cup: US beats England, 9½-2½ at Worcester Country Club (Worcester, Massachusetts, US)
  • Jun 5 32nd Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 11-9)
  • Jun 5 32nd Women's French Championships: Kornelia Bouman beats Irene Peacock (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs Yanks beat White Sox 12-11
  • Jun 11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
  • Jun 11 Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs
  • Jun 16 31st US Golf Open: Tommy Armour shoots a 301 at Oakmont CC in Pa

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 23 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in 11-4 victory over Red Sox

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jun 25 WVO soccer team forms in Oosterhout
  • Jul 2 40th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Lilí Álvarez (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 3 47th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: H Cochet beats Borotra (4-6 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-5)
  • Jul 12 Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 15 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jul 17 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 Ty Cobb's 4,000th MLB career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 30 41st U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
Tennis Player
Betty Nuthall
  • Sep 2 Rumour starts that Yankee Lou Gehrig will be traded to Tigers
  • Sep 5 Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings
  • Sep 6 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • Sep 10 22nd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • Sep 11 Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers
  • Sep 16 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title
  • Sep 17 47th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden (11-9, 6-3, 11-9)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 22 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 24 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • Sep 29 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
  • Sep 30 Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)
  • Oct 7 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • Oct 8 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
  • Oct 11 Lou Gehrig named AL MVP (Babe Ruth (former winner) not eligible)

Sport awardGolf Major

Nov 5 10th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen beats Joe Turnesa for 4th consecutive PGA title at Cedar Crest, Texas

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Nov 26 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6

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Dec 16 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 17 Bradman scores 118 on 1st-class cricket debut, 188 mins 8 fours
  • Dec 24 Test Cricket debut of Walter Hammond, who scored 51 & took 5-36 v S Af