Professional Sports 1950
The Philadelphia Philles took the national league pennant for the first time in 35 years. They had a great year with pitcher Jim Konstanty but New York Yankee manager Casey Stengel brought in a new unknown pitcher in Game three named Whitey Ford. The Yankees took the series 4 straight games. World Series Almanac 1950
Jackie Robinson who was the first Black to play in major league baseball in 1947 signed the highest contract in Brooklyn Dodger history at $35,000 a year. Also the New York Yankees obtain their 1st black players Elston Howard and Frank Barnes.
NFL Championship – Cleveland Browns win 30–28 over the Los Angeles Rams in one of the ten biggest upsets in NFL history. Browns beat Rams
The 13 teams of the NFL in 1950 were
The NBA Championship is won by the Minneapolis Lakers 4 games to 2 over the Syracuse Nationals. NBA SEASON OVERVIEW
The 11 teams in the 1950 NBA
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings
Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Charlie Rayner, New York Rangers
Stanley Cup – Detroit Red Wings win 4 games to 3 over the New York Rangers
World Hockey Championship: Canada's Edmonton Mercurys
Athletes of the Year 1950
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf
Ezzard Charles retains his World Heavyweight Championship with a 15 round unanimous decision over Joe Louis in New York City.
Masters Tournament – Jimmy Demaret
Women's Western Open – Babe Zaharias
Grand Slam in tennis
Australian Open – Frank Sedgman
Davis Cup in world tennis: Australia won 4 to 1 over the United States
1950 Horse racing
Kentucky Derby – Middleground
College Sports 1950
1950 Heisman Trophy - Vic Janowicz, Ohio State HB/S
1950 SUGAR BOWL: #7 Kentucky Wildcats 14 over #1 Oklahoma Sooners 13
1950 COTTON BOWL: #4 Tennessee Volunteers 20 over #3 Texas Longhorns 14
1950 ROSE BOWL: #9 Michigan Wolverines 14 over #5 California Golden Bears 6
1950 ORANGE BOWL: #10 Clemson Tigers 15 over #15 Miami Hurricanes 14
Oklahoma Sooners – college football champions.
City College of New York coached by Nat Holman won the NCAA title in a 71-68 victory over Bradley.
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