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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'.

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Baseball

  • 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.

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Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's Golf

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Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey

Snooker

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