Professional Sports 1958
Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
World Series – New York Yankees win 4 games to 3 over the Milwaukee Braves. The Series MVP is pitcher Bob Turley of New York.
The Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella suffers a broken neck in an early morning auto accident on Long Island. His spinal column is nearly severed and his legs are permanently paralyzed.
NFL Championship – December 28 the Baltimore Colts won 23-17 over the New York Giants in overtime. The game is later called the "Greatest game ever played".
NBA Finals: St. Louis Hawks win 4 games to 2 over the Boston Celtics
Willie O'Ree makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He is the first African-Canadian to play in
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Dickie Moore, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4-2 over the Boston Bruins
World Hockey Championship: Whitby Dunlops from Canada defeat the Soviet Union
Athletes of the Year 1958
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Herb Elliott, track
Masters Tournament - Arnold Palmer
Women's Western Open - Patty Berg
1958 Grand Slam Tennis
Australian Open - Ashley Cooper
Australian Open - Angela Mortimer
Davis Cup – United States wins 3-2 over Australia in world tennis.
Kentucky Derby – Tim Tam
College Sports 1958
1958 Heisman Trophy - Pete Dawkins, Army HB
1958 SUGAR BOWL: #1 LSU Tigers 7 over #12 Clemson Tigers 0
1958 college football champions - LSU Tigers
NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – Kentucky wins 84-72 over Seattle
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