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Encyclopedia > 1939 in sports
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See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. Jump to: navigation, search 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...


Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb. ...

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Auto Racing

Jump to: navigation, search August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jean Bugatti, born January 15, 1909 - died August 11, 1939, was a French automotive designer and test engineer. ... The Bugatti logo Bugatti is one of the most celebrated marques of automobile and the one of the most exclusive French car producers of all time. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ...

Baseball

Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... See previous election: 1938 and next election: 1942 The 1939 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were the last ones conducted prior to the Halls opening that year. ... George Harold Sisler (March 24, 1893 - March 26, 1973), nicknamed Gorgeous George, was an American star in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest fielding first basemen of all time. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Willie Keeler on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card (White Borders (T206)). William Henry Keeler (March 3, 1872 - January 1, 1923), nicknamed Wee Willie, was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in the... Jump to: navigation, search April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Carrasquel with the Senators Alex Carrasquel [car_ras_KAEL] (July 24, 1912 _ August 19, 1969), born Alejandro Eloy Carrasquel Aparicio, was the first baseball player from Venezuela to play Major League Baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Adrian Constantine Cap Anson (April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa - April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois) was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics, and Chicago White Stockings. ... Buck Ewing William Buckingham Buck Ewing (October 17, 1859 - October 20, 1906) was a 19th century Major League Baseball player and manager, and is widely regarded as the best catcher of his era and is often argued to be the best player of the 19th century. ... Charles Radbourn on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Charles Gardner Radbourn (December 11, 1854 - February 5, 1897), nicknamed Old Hoss, was a pitcher in Major League Baseball prior to the turn of the 20th century. ... Al Spaldings sporting goods company made a lasting impact on baseball. ... Charles Comiskey baseball card, 1887 Charles Albert Comiskey (August 15, 1859 - October 26, 1931) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and team owner. ... Candy Cummings William Arthur Candy Cummings (October 18, 1848 - May 16, 1924) was a 19th century professional baseball pitcher in the National Association and National League. ... Denton True Young (March 29, 1867 - November 4, 1955) was the pre-eminent baseball pitcher during the 1890s and 1900s. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Jump to: navigation, search Cooperstown is a village located in Otsego County, New York and is the County Seat. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... Jump to: navigation, search August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located at in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... Jump to: navigation, search The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1... The Winnipeg Maroons were a minor League Baseball team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that played in the Northern League from 1902-1942. ... Northern League can mean: Northern League (baseball) for minor league baseball in the United States and Canada Northern League (football) (Albany Northern League) for the association football league in North East England Northern League (ice hockey) which existed in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Britain. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the...

Basketball

Jump to: navigation, search Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... Jump to: navigation, search The 1939 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1939, was the third regional championship held by FIBA Europe. ...

American Football

United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Jump to: navigation, search Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... Jump to: navigation, search Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1925 Home Field Giants Stadium City East Rutherford, New Jersey Team Colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin League Championships (6) NFL Champions: 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956 Super Bowl: 1986 (XXI), 1990 (XXV) Conference Championships (9... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search City nickname: The City of Festivals, The Genuine American City, Cream City, Brewtown/Brew City Location Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Government County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 251. ... Jump to: navigation, search Texas A&M University Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian university headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...

Football (Australian Rules)

Jump to: navigation, search This article deals with the history and development of the different sports around the world known as football. For links to articles on each of these codes of football, please see the list in the Football today section of this article. ... Jump to: navigation, search Australian Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... See also Australian Football League. ... The Melbourne Football Club, nicknamed The Demons since 1933, is an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Collingwood Football Club, nicknamed The Magpies after the black and white striped jerseys worn by the players, is an Australian rules football club, playing in the elite Australian Football League. ... The Chas Brownlow Trophy, better known as the Brownlow Medal, is an annual medal regarded as the most prestigious award for individual players. ...

Snooker

Jump to: navigation, search Snooker table Snooker is a billiards sport that is played on a large (12 X 6) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long cushions. ... The World Snooker Championship is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Joe Davis (15 April 1901 - 10 July 1978), was an English professional snooker and billiards player, generally regarded as the father of modern snooker, and one of the greatest players of all time. ...

Tennis

Jump to: navigation, search Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Alice Marble on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1939 Alice Marble (September 13, 1913–December 13, 1990) was an early American tennis champion. ... See also Wimbledon Championships List of Wimbledon Mens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Doubles champions List of Wimbledon Mixed Doubles champions List of Australian Open Mens Singles champions List of Australian Open Womens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open... This is a list of champions of the Wimbledon championships of the Gentlemens and Ladies Doubles competitions. ... This is a list of champions of the Wimbledon championships of the Mixed Doubles competitions. ... See also US Open List of US Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Mens Singles champions List of French Open Womens Singles champions List of Australian Open Mens Singles champions List of Australian Open Womens Singles champions List of Wimbledon Mens Singles... See also US Open champions (Mens Singles) US Open champions (Womens Singles) US Open champions (Mens Doubles) US Open champions (Mixed Doubles) Categories: U.S. Open (tennis) ... This is a list of champions of the Wimbledon championships of the Mixed Doubles competitions. ... In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ...

Births

Jump to: navigation, search January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Bobby Hull on the Chicago Blackhawks Robert Marvin Hull, born January 3, 1939 in Pointe Anne (near Belleville), Ontario, Canada, is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players and perhaps the greatest left winger to ever play the game. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Valeri Vasilevich Lobanovsky, (January 6, 1939-May 13, 2002), was a Ukrainian football manager. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Peter Revson, born February 27, 1939 in New York City, United States - died March 22, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa was a race car driver. ... Formula One, abbreviated to F1 and also known as Grand Prix racing, is the highest class of single-seat open-wheel auto racing. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... JoAnne Carner (b April 4 1939 Kirkland, Washington) is an American professional golfer. ... Jump to: navigation, search April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... Ralph Harold Boston (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Al Unser (born May 29, 1939) is a former U.S. automobile racer. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Dick Vitale (aka Dicky V) (born June 9, 1939 in East Rutherford, New Jersey) is an American broadcaster who is well known for his spirited style of broadcasting, primarily on ESPN. Vitale did not set out to become a broadcaster after his graduation from Seton Hall University. ... Jump to: navigation, search June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... Carl Yaz Yastrzemski Carl Michael Yastrzemski (pronounced yah-STREM-skee) (born August 22, 1939 in Southampton, New York, United States) was a Major League Baseball player of Polish origin. ... September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Carsten Keller (born on September 8, 1939) is a former field hockey player from West-Germany, who won the golden medal for his native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. ... Jump to: navigation, search September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... Kathy Whitworth (born September 27, 1939 in Monahans, Texas) was an American professional golfer. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in Leap years). ... Maria Bueno Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born October 11, 1939 in São Paulo, Brazil, is a former tennis champion. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... Mike Ditka is a former NFL player and coach. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ernie Davis (born December 13, 1939; died May 18, 1963) was a college football player for Syracuse University from 1959 until 1961. ...

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1939 (8042 words)
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1939: Events January January 12 - the RAF Auxiliary Air Force Reserve is formed February February 9 - Alex Henshaw sets a new speed record for the round trip between England and Cape Town in 4 days 10 minutes in a Percival Mew...
Lou Gehrigs number 4 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1939 Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig, was an American baseball player in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Venlo Incident in 1939 was a Gestapo-engineered capture of two British SIS agents in the early months of World War II, on November 9, 1939.
1939 in sports - Biocrawler (411 words)
See also: 1938 in sports, other events of 1939, 1940 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.
August 11 - Jean Bugatti, automobile designer and the 30-year-old son of Ettore Bugatti, died in a crash on the Molsheim-Strasbourg highway.
Texas AandM University 14-13 Tulane in the 1939 Sugar Bowl for the NCAA Football National Championship.
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