1958 in sports
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1958 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
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- February 6 – Munich air disaster. 23 people died as a result of the crash at Munich airport including 7 Manchester United players:
- Also killed was former Manchester City and England goalkeeper Frank Swift (44), who was then a reporter
- European Cup – Real Madrid beat A.C. Milan 3-2.
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – FC Barcelona beat London XI 8-2 on aggregate.
- January 29 – The Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella suffers a broken neck in an early morning auto accident on Long Island. His spinal column is nearly severed and his legs are permanently paralyzed.
- January 30 – Commissioner Ford Frick announces that players and coaches, rather than the fans, will vote for the All-Star teams.
- April 15 – San Francisco Giants pitcher Rubén Gómez won baseball's first regular season game on the West Coast. He started the first game in San Francisco history, beating Don Drysdale and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-0 shutout at Seals Stadium. The two teams moved from New York after the 1957 season.
- World Series – New York Yankees win 4 games to 3 over the Milwaukee Braves. The Series MVP is pitcher Bob Turley of New York.
- NCAA Men's Basketball Championship –
- NBA Finals:
- A FIBA European Champions Cup (present day of Euro Basketball League), first official game held on February 22, and Rīgas ASK won first season on title.
- Masters Tournament – Arnold Palmer
- U.S. Open – Tommy Bolt
- British Open – Peter Thomson
- PGA Championship – Dow Finsterwald
- PGA Tour money leader – Arnold Palmer – $42,608
- United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
- United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
- Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
- Pacers: Free Hall
- Tim Tam, who had won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, fractured a sesamoid bone and lost his chance for the Triple Crown when he hobbled across the finish line in second place at the Belmont Stakes.
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Baystone
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Caledon Beau
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Ballymoss
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Sindon
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
- January 18 – Willie O'Ree makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He is the first Black Canadian to play in the National Hockey League.
- Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Dickie Moore, Montreal Canadiens
- Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings
- Stanley Cup – Montreal Canadiens win 4-2 over the Boston Bruins
- World Hockey Championship
- Men's champion: Whitby Dunlops from Canada defeat the Soviet Union
- NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – University of Denver Pioneers defeat University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux 6-2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The sport's international federation is founded in Marseille
- Men's FIS World Championships:
- Women's FIS World Championships:
- June 29 – US swimmer Nancy Ramey sets the first official world record in the women's 200m butterfly at a meet in Los Angeles, clocking 2:40.5.
- September 13 – Tineke Lagerberg from the Netherlands takes over the world record in the women's 200m butterfly during a meet in Naarden, the Netherlands – 2:38.9.
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Ashley Cooper (Australia) defeats Malcolm Anderson (Australia) 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Angela Mortimer Barrett (Great Britain) defeats Lorraine Coghlan Robinson (Australia) 6–3, 6–4
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Ashley Cooper (Australia) defeats Neale Fraser (Australia) 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 13–11
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Althea Gibson (USA) defeats Angela Mortimer (Great Britain) 8–6, 6–2