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1948 in sports

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1948 in sports

1948 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Contents

American football

  • Rose Bowl (1947 season):
  • The Michigan Wolverines won 49-0 over the USC Trojans to win the college football national championship
  • Michigan Wolverines – college football national championship
  • Cleveland Browns defeated the Buffalo Bills 49–7 in the All-America Football Conference championship game.
  • Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Cardinals 7–0 in the National Football League championship game. The game at Shibe Park was played in a blizzard.
  • Association football

    Colombia

  • Liga Aguila, a premier football league of Colombia, first officially game held on August 15.
  • Egypt

  • A first Egyptian Premier League, officially game held in October 22.
  • England

  • First Division – Arsenal win the 1947–48 title.
  • FA Cup – Manchester United beat Blackpool 4–2.
  • Athletics

    33 athletics events were contested at the Olympic Games in London, including debuts for the men's 10 km walk; and the women's 200 metres, long jump and shot put. Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands captured four gold medals.

    Australian rules football

    Victorian Football League

  • Melbourne wins the 52nd VFL Premiership, drawing the 1948 VFL Grand Final with Essendon 10.9 (69) to 7.27 (69), and winning the replay 13.11 (89) to Essendon's 7.8 (50)
  • Brownlow Medal awarded to Bill Morris (Richmond)
  • South Australian National Football League

  • 2 October – Norwood wins its twenty-first SANFL premiership, defeating West Torrens 15.16 (106) to 7.7 (49)
  • Magarey Medal awarded to Ron Phillips (North Adelaide)
  • Western Australian National Football League

  • 9 October – South Fremantle wins its fourth premiership and second in succession, defeating West Perth 13.9 (87) to 9.9 (63)
  • Sandover Medal awarded to Merv McIntosh (Perth)
  • Baseball

  • January 29 – Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players.
  • February 27 – Hall of Fame election – voters select the recently deceased Herb Pennock, and Pie Traynor, as the newest inductees; Traynor is the first third baseman elected by the writers in 9 elections.
  • August 16 – death of Babe Ruth
  • World Series – Cleveland Indians defeat Boston Braves, 4 games to 2.
  • Negro World Series – Homestead Grays defeat the Birmingham Black Barons, 4 games to 1.
  • Basketball

    NCAA Basketball Championship

  • Kentucky beat Baylor 58–42
  • BAA (NBA) Finals

  • Baltimore Bullets win four games to two over the Philadelphia Warriors
  • NBL Championship

  • Minneapolis Lakers win three games to one over the Rochester Royals
  • Boxing

  • June 25 – At New York's Yankee Stadium – Joe Louis knocked out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round to retain his heavyweight title for the 25th time. Shortly after the bout, Louis announced his retirement from boxing.
  • Field hockey

  • Olympic Games (men's competition) in London, Great Britain
  • Gold: India
  • Figure skating

  • World Figure Skating Championships
  • Men's champion: Dick Button, United States
  • Ladies' champion: Barbara Ann Scott, Canada
  • Pair skating champions: Micheline Lannoy & Pierre Baugniet, Belgium
  • Golf

    Men's professional

  • Masters Tournament – Claude Harmon
  • PGA Championship – Ben Hogan
  • U.S. Open – Ben Hogan
  • British Open – Henry Cotton
  • Men's amateur

  • British Amateur – Frank Stranahan
  • U.S. Amateur – Willie Turnesa
  • Women's professional

  • Women's Western Open – Patty Berg
  • U.S. Women's Open – Babe Zaharias
  • Titleholders Championship – Patty Berg
  • Ice hockey

  • NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Michigan Wolverines defeat Dartmouth College Big Green 8-4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to win the first official NCAA championship
  • Stanley Cup – Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings in 4 straight games to win their 5th Stanley Cup title.
  • Horse racing

  • Citation becomes the 8th horse to win the US Triple Crown
  • Shiela's Cottage becomes the first mare to win the Grand National since 1902 and only the twelfth since the race's inception
  • Steeplechases

  • Cheltenham Gold Cup – Cottage Rake
  • Grand National – Sheila's Cottage
  • Hurdle races

  • Champion Hurdle – National Spirit
  • Flat races

  • Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Rimfire (horse)
  • Canada – Queen's Plate won by Last Mark
  • France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Migoli
  • Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Nathoo
  • English Triple Crown Races:
    1. 2,000 Guineas Stakes – My Babu
    2. Epsom Derby – My Love
    3. St. Leger Stakes – Black Tarquin
  • United States Triple Crown Races:
    1. Kentucky Derby – Citation
    2. Preakness Stakes – Citation
    3. Belmont Stakes – Citation
  • Motor racing

  • Indianapolis 500 – Mauri Rose wins the 32nd running in the Blue Crown Spark Plug Special Deidt–Offenhauser
  • 21 February – following negotiations in Daytona Beach, "Big Bill" France launches NASCAR
  • Olympic Games

  • 1948 Summer Olympics takes place in London, United Kingdom
  • United States wins the most medals (84) and the most gold medals (38).
  • 1948 Winter Olympics takes place in St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Norway and Sweden both win the most medals (10 each), and the most gold medals (4 each).
  • Radiosport

  • First CQ World Wide DX Contest held in October and November. This annual event would go on to become the radio contest with the largest participation worldwide.
  • Rowing

    The Boat Race

  • 27 March — Cambridge wins the 94th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
  • Rugby league

    Australia

  • 1948 NSWRFL season
  • England

  • 1947–48 Northern Rugby Football League season/1948–49 Northern Rugby Football League season
  • Rugby union

    Five Nations Championship

  • 54th Five Nations Championship series is won by Ireland who complete the Grand Slam, their last for 61 years.
  • Snooker

  • World Snooker Championship – Fred Davis beats Walter Donaldson 84-61.
  • Speed skating

    Speed Skating World Championships

  • Men's All-round Champion – Odd Lundberg (Norway)
  • Women's All-round Champion – Maria Isakova (USSR)
  • 1948 Winter Olympics (Men)

  • 500m – gold medal: Finn Helgesen (Norway)
  • 1500m – gold medal: Sverre Farstad (Norway)
  • 5000m – gold medal: Reidar Liaklev (Norway)
  • 10000m – gold medal: Åke Seyffarth (Sweden)
  • 1948 Winter Olympics (Women)

  • not contested
  • Tennis

    Australia

  • Australian Men's Singles Championship – Adrian Quist (Australia) defeats John Bromwich (Australia) 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
  • Australian Women's Singles Championship – Nancye Wynne Bolton (Australia) defeats Marie Toomey (Australia) 6–3, 6–1
  • England

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Bob Falkenburg (USA) defeats John Bromwich (Australia) 7–5, 0–6, 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
  • Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Louise Brough Clapp (USA) defeats Doris Hart (USA) 6–3, 8–6
  • France

  • French Men's Singles Championship –
  • French Women's Singles Championship –
  • USA

  • American Men's Singles Championship –
  • American Women's Singles Championship –
  • Davis Cup

  • 1948 Davis Cup –  United States 5–0  Australia at West Side Tennis Club (grass) New York City, United States
  • Awards

  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Lou Boudreau, Major League Baseball
  • Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Fanny Blankers-Koen, Track and field
  • References

    1948 in sports Wikipedia


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