1950 sports

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  • Ted Williams earns highest pay.

    Ted Williams eanters spring traning as baseball's highest - paid player, with a $125,000 contract
  • Ben Hogan earns "golfer of the year"

    Ben Hogan earns "golfer of the year"
    Ben Hogan makes a couragous comback from a near - fatal auto accident to win the U.S opens
  • Florence Chadwick swims the English Chanel

    Florence Chadwick swims the English Chanel
    Florence Chadwick swims the English Chanel in 13h 20mins a women's record.
  • Althea Gibson competes in national tennis tournament.

    Althea Gibson competes in national tennis tournament.
    Althea Gibson becomes the first black women to compete in a national tennis tournament.
  • basketball conspiracy

    basketball conspiracy
    College basketball fans are shocked by a point-shaving scandal involving players from City College of New York (CCNY), Long Island University (LIU), and New York University (NYU).
  • NBA first All- Star game.

    NBA first All- Star game.
    NBA(National Basketball Association) holds first All-Star basketball game which is held at Boston Gardens. East won the game 111-94.
  • MLB dismisses commissioner.

    MLB dismisses commissioner.
    MLB dismesses its second commisioner A. B. Chandler. In 1947 Chandler ovverode the baseball owner's vote against signing Jackie Robinson
  • Jersey Joe Wolcott becomes the oldest heavyweight championship

    Jersey Joe Wolcott becomes the oldest heavyweight championship
    Jersey Joe Wolcott wins the heavyweight championship at age 37 becoming the oldest man ever to hold the title.
  • Olympics

    Olympics
    Gold metals are won by Andrea Mead for slalmo and giant slalom skiing, and Dick Button in figure skating. Button is the first figure skater to preform a triple jump in competition.
  • Olympics Commitee

    Olympics Commitee
    The international Olympics Committe(IOC) elects American Avery Brundaage, who has been the USOC president since 1929 will continue as IOC president until 1972.
  • Summer Olympics

    At summer olympics in Helsiniki, Finland Bob Mathias wins the decathlon and the unofficial title "world's greatest athlete" for the second straight time.
  • undefeated heavyweight championship

    undefeated heavyweight championship
    Rocky Marciano becomes the only heavyweight champion in boxing.
  • NFL Name change

    Dallas Texans become the Baltimore Colts.
  • New York Yankees

    New York Yankees
    New york Yankees become the first team in baseball history to win five consecutive World Series.
  • NCAA single game record

    Frank Selvy breaks NCAA single-game record be making 100 points in a basketball game.
  • All-American Girls Professional league dies

    The All- American Girls Profesional Baseball League folds after the 1954 season and dies a quiet death.
  • NBA shot clock

    The NBA introduces the 24- second shot clock, which wil revolutionize the game.
  • Bill Vukovich dies in major auto accident.

    Bill Vukovich dies in major auto accident.
    Bill Vukovich dies in a crash in 1955 race becoming one of the first to die in a major autorace.
  • Don Larson pitches perfect game

    New York Yankee pitcher Don Larson pitches the only perfect game in World Series history.
  • Supreme court and NFL

    The supreme court rules that the National Football league is not similar to major League Baseball and must comply with antitrust laws.
  • Streak lost

    NotreDame beats Oklahoma 7-0. It is Oklahoma's first loss since 1953, ending a streak of 47 games.
  • Broadway goes to hollywood

    The broadway version of baseball's Faust becomes a Hollywood film. Damn Yankees stars Tab Hunter.
  • NBA adopts new policy

    NBA adopts a policy to protect its black players from discrimination at hotels.
  • Supreme Court and boxing

    Supreme Court rules that interacial boxing matches are legaly protected.
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    50's sports

    Major sport events between 1950 -1959.