Sports – 1957

by Candace RichComment — Updated August 3, 2023

Don Bowden,US runner, breaks the 4 minute mile

Althea Gibson wins both the US Open and Wimbledon. She is the first Black woman to win either.

AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy

Milwaukee Braves over NY Yankees in the World Series. It is New York’s 25th World Series appearance.

Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball

In the NBA Finals it’s Boston over the St. Louis Hawks

Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Hurricane Jackson, and a month later, Pete Rademacher

Iron Liege, Bill Hartack jockey, won the Kentucky Derby

North Carolina wins NCAA basketball championship in 3 overtimes

John Kelley, 1st American since 1945, wins Boston Marathon

Lionel Hebert wins PGA golf tournament

Doug Ford’s 283 won the Masters.

Dick Mayer wins US Open golf tournament

John David Crow (HB), Texas A&M won the Heisman Trophy

Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown is named the National Football League’s outstanding 1957 rookie. Brown’s 942 rushing yards gave him the league ball carrying championship by 242 yards.

Fond farewells…Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field, defeating Pirates, before they move to Los Angeles. Just as the Giants are preparing to move to San Francisco.

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