Sports – 1951

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time

NY Yankees over NY Giants in the World Series

NY Yankee Mickey Mantle’s see his 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

Willie Mays begins playing for NY Giants and gets his gets his 1st major league hit, a home run

Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game

Rochester beats New York, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship

Kentucky beats Kansas for NCAA basketball championship

Dick Savitt and Doris Heart win at Wimbledon

Betsy Rawls wins US Women’s Open Golf title

Count Turf, Conn McCreary jockey, won the Kentucky Derby

Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races

Ben Hogan’s 280 won the Masters. He also won the U.S. Open. for the 2nd year in a row

Dick Kazamaier (HB), Princeton won the Heisman Trophy

Tor Maple Leafs beat Mont Canadiens 4 games to 1 for Stanley Cup

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