1932 in sports
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- Brooklyn's major league baseball team, known informally until now as the "Superbas", the "Robins", or the "Trolley Dodgers", officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers.
- The New York Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, 4-0. Babe Ruth hits his famous "called shot" home run--which is followed immediately by a Lou Gehrig solo home run--in Game 3.
- 25 June-28 June, London - India plays its first Test match, against England. England win by 159 runs.
- Victorian Football League
- Chicago Bears win the National Football League title, defeating the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game.
- Gene Sarazen wins both the US Open (golf) and the British Open.
- Olin Dutra wins the PGA Championship.
- 1932 Summer Olympics takes place in Los Angeles, United States
- United States wins the most medals (103), and the most gold medals (41).
- 1932 Winter Olympics takes place in Lake Placid, United States
- United States wins the most medals (12), and the most gold medals (6).
- The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
- France defeats the United States in the Davis Cup.
- Eddie Tolan sets the men's world record for the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds.
- Karl Schäfer wins the World Figure Skating Championships.
- June 12 - Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
- August 28 - Andy Bathgate, Hockey Hall of Fame player
- Bernie Faloney, CFL football player (d. 1999)