Events in Sport in April 1945

  • Apr 1 Sons of Elburger Soccer team forms in Elburg
  • Apr 8 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Apr 9 NFL requires players to wear long stockings
  • Apr 10 NFL's Boston Yanks & Brooklyn Tigers merge
  • Apr 18 1 armed outfielder, St Louis Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4
  • Apr 19 49th Boston Marathon won by John A Kelley of Mass in 2:30:40.2
  • Apr 20 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
  • Apr 22 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 24 Albert B "Happy" Chandler is named 2nd baseball commissioner