1942 in sports

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See also: 1941 in sports, other events of 1942, 1943 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.

Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II.


  • January 15: President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives baseball the go-ahead to play despite World War II. FDR encourages more night baseball so that war workers may attend. Ironically, the Cubs, who had signed contracts to install lights at Wrigley Field, drop their plans because of the military need for the material. There will be no lights at Wrigley for 46 more years.

American Football

Football (Australian Rules)



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