This was the first nationally televised championship game.
The Baltimore Colts team was disbanded and the franchise given back to the league it would be reformed in 1953 by a new owner.
the NFL instituted rule changes, no offensive tackle, guard, or center would be eligible to catch or touch a forward pass.
The NY Yanks team was folded due to pressure from the NFL the franchise was briefly moved to Dallas (1952) and named the Dallas Texans before being returned to Baltimore (1953) to again become the Colts
New York Yankees (4 games), New York Giants (2 games)
The Giants clinched the division in game three of a three game playoff against the Dodgers with a 9th inning, 3 run shot by Bobby Thompson.
Willie Mays plays his first major league game for the NY Giants and his first hit is a home run.
Mickey Mantle also plays in his first game for the NY Yankees.
Joe DiMaggio plays the full season then announces his retirement (we will miss the Yankee Clipper)
(in 7 games) Rochester Royals (4 games), New York Knicks (3 games)
The NBA shrinks the size of the league from 17 teams down to 11 then during the year the Washington Capitals fold leaving only 10 teams.
The first ever All Star Game is played in Boston, the East beat the West (111-94)
Mens Singles – (in straight sets) Dick Savitt defeated Ken McGregor (6-4, 6-4, 6-4)
Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in purses.
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