Events in Sport in March 1949

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Mar 1 Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retires

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 1 The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals

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Mar 5 Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 10 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • Mar 15 Cricket's master batsman Don Bradman receives his knighthood from the Governor-General of Australia, the Rt Hon. WJ McKell at the investiture in Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
  • Mar 26 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
  • Mar 26 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard Russian Hero wins