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Encyclopedia > 1947 in sports

See also: 1946 in sports, other events of 1947, 1948 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'. 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This page indexes the individual year in sports pages. ...

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Auto racing

Auto racing (also known as automobile racing, autosport or motorsport) is a sport involving racing automobiles. ... Wally Parks was an automobile writer and hobbyist, and editor of the magazine Hot Rod, in the late 1940s and 1950s. ... Drag racing is a form of auto racing in which cars or motorcycles attempt to complete a fairly short, straight and level course in the shortest amount of time, starting from a dead stop. ...

Baseball

Picture of Fenway Park. ... See previous election: 1946 and next election: 1948 The 1947 election to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame again followed a major revision of the methods used one year earlier. ... Carl Owen Hubbell (June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988) was a left-handed screwball pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the New York Giants in the National League from 1928 to 1943. ... Frank Francis Frankie Frisch (September 9, 1898 - March 12, 1973) was an American Major League Baseball player of the early 20th century. ... Gordon Stanley Mickey Cochrane (April 6, 1903-June 28, 1962) was a catcher and manager in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers. ... Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... Brooklyn Dodger infielder Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball in 1947. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Baseball color line was the unwritten policy which excluded African American United States before 1947. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900...

Basketball

  • The fifth European basketball championship, Eurobasket 1947, is won by the Soviet Union.

Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The 1947 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1947, was the fourth Eurobasket regional championship held by FIBA Europe. ...

Boxing

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Rocky Graziano, born Thomas Rocco Barbella (January 1, 1922–May 22, 1990), was an American boxer. ... Tony Zale (May 29, 1913 - March 20, 1997) (real name Anthony Florian Zaleski), the man of steel was an American boxer. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Louis Barrow (1914-1981), better known in the boxing world as Joe Louis and nicknamed The Brown Bomber, was a native of Lexington, Alabama who became World Heavyweight Champion. ... Arnold Raymond Cream (January 31, 1914 – February 25, 1994), better known as Jersey Joe Walcott was a world heavyweight boxing champion. ...

Football (American Football)

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. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Conference AFC Division North Year Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel League Championships (8) AAFC Champions: 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 NFL Champions: 1950, 1954, 1955, 1964 Conference Championships (11) NFL American: 1950, 1951, 1952 NFL Eastern... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the rival National Football League from 1946 to 1949. ... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Conference NFC Division East Year Founded 1933 Home Field Lincoln Financial Field City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team Colors Midnight Green, Silver, Black, and White Head Coach Andy Reid League Championships (3) NFL Champions: 1948, 1949, 1960 Conference Championships (3) NFL Eastern: 1960 NFC: 1980, 2004 Division Championships (9) NFL East: 1947... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ...

Football (Australian Rules)

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. ... Australian Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ... See also Australian Football League. ... The Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues for their dark blue playing colours, is one of the oldest, richest, and most successful Australian rules football clubs. ... Essendon Football Club, nicknamed The Bombers, is an Australian rules football club that is part of the 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. ...

Football (Soccer)

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. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... Charlton Athletic Football Club are a football club from southeast London. ... Burnley Football Club is a professional football club based in Burnley, in north-east Lancashire, England. ...

Snooker

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. ... Walter Donaldson (1907 - 1973) was a Scottish professional snooker player. ... Fred Davis (August 13, 1913 - April 16, 1998) was an English professional snooker and billiards player, and was one of the most loved personalities in the game. ...

Births

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... 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... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Darrell Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a NASCAR driver, active from 1972 to 2000, who won three Nextel Cup titles (1981, 1982, 1985), the 1989 Daytona 500, 1992 Southern 500, and is the undisputed Memorial Day major race record holder, having won an unprecedented five Coca... A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael William Mike Krzyzewski (pronounced Sha-shef-ski, born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach K, is the head coach of the Duke University mens basketball team, one of the most successful of the 1980s to 2000s. ... Duke Chapel Duke University is a private, coeducational university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Although founded only in 1924, Duke traces its roots back to 1838. ... Basketball is very popular in U.S. colleges. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Richard Douglas Dick Fosbury (born March 6, 1947) is an American athlete who revolutionised the high jump using a back-first technique, now known as the Fosbury flop. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... Walter Röhrl (born March 7, 1947 in Regensburg) is a German rally and racing driver, with famous victories for Audi and Porsche. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... Kareem Abdul Jabbar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 in New York City, New York) is a successful former high school, collegiate, and professional NBA basketball player. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ... Swimming is the method by which living creatures move themselves through water in a method not involving simply walking on the bottom. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Branko Oblak (born on May 27, 1947 in Ljubljana, Slovenia) is a Slovenian football coach and former international player. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Pete Maravich (June 22, 1947 - January 5, 1988), known in the basketball world as Pistol Pete, was a legendary player who starred in college and for three NBA teams. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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