1951 in sports

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See also: 1950 in sports, other events of 1951, 1952 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.

Auto Racing


  • January 29: Baseball signs a six-year All-Star game pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million. A number of owners criticize lame-duck Commissioner Happy Chandler, believing that in a couple of years, the broadcast rights would be worth much more than $1 million per annum.
  • October 4: National League Playoff: The New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season tied for first place. The Giants then won a playoff series, 2 games to 1. In the final game, when all seemed lost for the Giants, Bobby Thomson hit a dramatic three run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Giants a 5 to 4 victory and the National League pennant.




Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Football (Soccer)


Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey



General sporting events



fr:1951 en sport ja:1951年のスポーツ sv:Sportåret 1951