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1954 in sports

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See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.


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Auto Racing

Baseball

Basketball

  • Milan High School, enrollment 161, defeated Muncie Central High School (enrollment over 1,600) 32-30 to win the Indiana state title. The 1986 movie classic Hoosiers was very loosely based on the story of this Milan team.

Boxing


Cycling


Figure Skating

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

  • These changes result in the Grey Cup being an East vs. West competition. Although the Canadian Football League was not technically founded until the late 1950's, 1954 is often referred to as the start of the "modern era" of Canadian professional football. It is also considered to be the year the CFL was founded in substance if not in name.

Football (Soccer)

Golf

Men's Golf

  • PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Bob Toski - $65,820


Women's Golf


Thoroughbred Horse Racing


Harness Racing


Ice Hockey


Skiing


Snooker


Tennis


General sporting events


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