Events in Sport in April 1949

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 US Masters Golf, Augusta: Sam Snead wins his first of 3 green jackets with a 3 stroke win over Johnny Bulla and Lloyd Mangrum

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Apr 13 3rd NBA Championship: Minn Lakers beat Wash Capitols, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games (2nd year in a row)
  • Apr 19 53rd Boston Marathon won by Gosta Leandersson of Sweden in 2:31:50.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 20 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California