Sports – 1953

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Manager Casey Stengel takes the NY Yankees to their 5th victory. This time over the Brooklyn Dodgers

Roy Campanella is named the Most Valuable Player in the National Baseball League for the second time.

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game

Minneapolis beats New York, 4 games to 1, for NBA championship

Kansas wins NCAA basketball championship

Maureen Connolly and Victor Seixas win Wimbledon

Dark Star, Hank Moreno jockey, won the Kentucky Derby0

Ben Hogan wins his 2nd Masters golf tournament and his 4th US Golf Open

Walter Burkemo wins PGA golf tournament

Johnny Lattner (QB), Notre Dame won the Heisman Trophy

Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Walcott in Chicago and later Roland Lastarza Tor Maple

Keizo Yamada runs fastest marathon to date, at Boston

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