1927 in sports

1927 in sports

in?=in sports
cp=19th century
c=20th century
cf=21st century


=Baseball (Major League)=

* Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs, setting a major league record.

=Baseball (Negro League)=

* For the second straight year, the Chicago American Giants (NNL) defeat the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, New Jersey (ECL), 5 games to 3, in the Negro League World Series.

=Football (American)=

*New York Giants win National Football League title

Football (Australian)

* Victorian Football League
** Collingwood wins the 31st VFL Premiership (Collingwood 2.13 (25) d Richmond 1.7 (13))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Syd Coventry (Collingwood)

Football (soccer)


*First Division - Newcastle United win the 1926-27 title.
*FA Cup - Cardiff City beat Arsenal 1-0, the only time the FA Cup has been won by a club outside England.


*German Cup - 1. FC Nuremberg win the 1927 title after beating Hertha BSC Berlin in the final. The final was the first match to be broadcasted fully in the German radio.


*A.S Roma was founded with the union of Alba-Audace, Fortitudo-Pro Roma and Roman.


*First Ryder Cup held in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 4, 1927. United States beats Britain 9 1/2 to 2 1/2
*June 14-17 - U.S. Open - Tommy Armour
*July 13-15 - British Open - Bobby Jones
*November 5 - PGA Championship - Walter Hagen
*British Amateur - William Tweddell
*U.S. Amateur - Bobby Jones

=Hockey (Ice)=

*Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators defeat the Boston Bruins 2-0 in four games

** April 7 Ottawa Senators 0 0 at Boston Bruins
** April 9 Ottawa Senators 3 1 at Boston Bruins
** April 11 Boston Bruins 1 1 at Ottawa Senators
** April 13 Boston Bruins 1 3 at Ottawa Senators

Horse Racing

*May 14 - Whiskery wins the Kentucky Derby
*Grand National won by 8/1 favourite Sprig


*First World Snooker Championship: Joe Davis beats Tom Dennis 20-11

Multi-sport events

* 8th Far Eastern Championship Games held in Shanghai, Republic of China


* March 8 — Werner Potzernheim, German road bicycle and track cyclist
* March 15 — Brian Shenton, British track and field sprinter
* April 2 — Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
* April 20 — Phil Hill, American racing car driver
* April 24 — Josy Barthel, Luxembourg athlete (d. 1992)
* April 27 — Gerard Cieślik, Polish footballer
* May 25 — Leslie Claudius, Indian field hockey player
* June 30 — Shirley Fry, American tennis player
* July 26 — Lucas Sebastião da Fonseca, Mozambican-born Portuguese football player (d. 2000)
* August 27 — Ben Kniest, Dutch water polo player (d. 1992)
* September 2 — Tibor Csík, Hungarian boxer (d. 1976)
* September 6 — Frederick Parker, British hurdler
* October 23 — Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player
* November 8 — Eduardo Lausse, Argentinian middleweight boxer (d. 1994)
*December 29 — Andy Stanfield, American track and field athlete (d. 1985)


* January 22 — Ödön Bodor (44), Hungarian athlete (b. 1882)
* February 26 — Willie Simms, American Hall of Fame jockey
* March 27 — Joe Start, American Major League Baseball player (1871 - 1886)
* July 14 — Fritz Hoffmann (56), German athlete (b. 1871)
*July 29 - Freddie Welsh (Frederick Hall Thomas), boxer (b. 1886)

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