Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
Bob Sweikert wins Indianapolis 500
Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 38-14 in NFL championship game
Syracuse beats Fort Wayne, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship Tony Trabert wins Wimbledon
Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps, beats Eddie Arcaro on Nashua in Kentucky Derby
Eddie Arcaro ties record of 6 Belmont Stakes wins
Nashua wins Preakness
Sugar “Ray” Robinson wins the world boxing championship over Carl “Bobo” Olson.
Jack Fleck wins US Open golf tournament
Cary Middlecoff’s 279 won the Masters.
Howard Cassady (HB), Ohio St. won the Heisman Trophy.Earl Morrall, hero of the Dolphins 1972 perfect season, came in 4th in the voting.
Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators
William Cox buys Yankee Stadium