On This Day

Events in Sport in December 1953

  • Dec 1 Red Sox trade for slugger Jackie Jensen, sending pitcher Mickey McDermott and outfielder Tom Umphlett to Washington; Jensen averages 25 HRs a year for his 7 seasons in Boston; AL RBI leader x 3, and AL MVP in 1958
  • Dec 8 19th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • Dec 9 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) combine for 204 penalty minutes

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Dec 14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 22 Jack Dunn III, owner of Baltimore Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
  • Dec 23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Dec 27 National Football League Championship, Briggs Stadium, Detroit: Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns, 17-16 to retain title
  • Dec 31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)