Events in Sport in December 1953

  • Dec 1 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • Dec 1 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • Dec 8 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • Dec 9 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • Dec 14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 22 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
  • Dec 23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Dec 27 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)