1927 in sports
1927 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
- 1 American football
- 2 Association football
- 3 Australian rules football
- 4 Bandy
- 5 Baseball
- 6 Basketball
- 7 Boxing
- 8 Canadian football
- 9 Cricket
- 10 Cycling
- 11 Figure skating
- 12 Golf
- 13 Horse racing
- 14 Ice hockey
- 15 Motor racing
- 16 Multi-sport events
- 17 Nordic skiing
- 18 Rowing
- 19 Rugby league
- 20 Rugby union
- 21 Snooker
- 22 Speed skating
- 23 Tennis
- 24 References
- New York Giants win National Football League title
- Rose Bowl (1926 season):
- College football national championship – Illinois Fighting Illini
- The Football League – Newcastle United 56 points, Huddersfield Town 51, Sunderland 49, Bolton Wanderers 48, Burnley 47, West Ham United 46
- FA Cup final – Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
- Cardiff City's FA Cup victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England.
- National Championship – 1. FC Nuremberg 2–0 Hertha BSC at Berlin. It is the first match to be broadcast in full on German radio.
- AS Roma is founded by Italo Foschi, who initiates the merger of three older Italian Football Championship clubs from the city of Rome: Roman FC, SS Alba-Audace and Fortitudo-Pro Roma SGS.
- Formation of the Mexican Football Federation (Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación or FMF). It is also known as Femexfut.
- Collingwood wins the 31st VFL Premiership, beating Richmond 2.13 (25) to 1.7 (13) in the 1927 VFL Grand Final
- The low scores, caused by a torrential fall of rain on the day before and during the match, set many records:
- The lowest winning score since 1901 when Collingwood beat Fitzroy 3.6 (24) to 2.7 (19)
- Richmond’s score is the equal fourth lowest since 1915 and their second lowest score ever, behind 0.8 (8) against St. Kilda in 1961.
- The aggregate score of 3.20 (38) is the lowest since 1900
- It is the only time since 1908 a team has won scoring only two goals
- 5–8 October — New York Yankees (AL) defeats Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) to win the 1927 World Series by 4 games to 0
Major League Baseball
Negro League Baseball
- For the second straight year, the Chicago American Giants (NNL) defeats the Bacharach Giants of Atlantic City, New Jersey (ECL), 5 games to 3, in the Negro League World Series
- In one of the most famous fights in boxing history, Gene Tunney successfully defends his World Heavyweight Championship in a return bout with Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago. Tunney wins in 10 rounds but the fight is remembered as The Battle Of The Long Count after Tunney was knocked down for 13 seconds in the 7th round, the count being delayed because Dempsey did not retire to a neutral corner.
Lineal world champions
- World Heavyweight Championship – Gene Tunney
- World Light Heavyweight Championship – Jack Delaney → vacant → Tommy Loughran
- World Middleweight Championship – Mickey Walker
- World Welterweight Championship – Pete Latzo → Joe Dundee
- World Lightweight Championship – Sammy Mandell
- World Featherweight Championship – vacant
- World Bantamweight Championship – Charley Phil Rosenberg → vacant
- World Flyweight Championship – vacant
- New Zealand tours England with a team containing many players who will later play Test cricket for New Zealand. However, this tour does not include any Test matches and the 1927 English cricket season is the last, apart from the Second World War years and the cancelled South African tour of 1970, in which there has been no Test cricket in England.
- County Championship – Lancashire
- Minor Counties Championship – Staffordshire
- Most runs – Wally Hammond 2969 @ 69.04 (HS 197)
- Most wickets – Charlie Parker 193 @ 19.94 (BB 9–46)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Roger Blunt, Charlie Hallows, Wally Hammond, Douglas Jardine, Vallance Jupp
- Sheffield Shield – South Australia
- Most runs – Bill Ponsford 1229 @ 122.90 (HS 352)
- Most wickets – Norman Williams 35 @ 32.02 (BB 6–88)
Tour de France
World Figure Skating Championships
- World Women's Champion – Sonja Henie (Norway)
- World Men's Champion – Willi Böckel (Austria)
- World Pairs Champions – Herma Szabo and Ludwig Wrede (Austria)
- Inaugural Ryder Cup is held at Worcester, Massachusetts: United States defeats Great Britain by 9½ to 2½.
- Champion Hurdle – Blaris
- Cheltenham Gold Cup – Thrown In
- Grand National – Sprig
- 1,000 Guineas Stakes – Cresta Run
- 2,000 Guineas Stakes – Adam's Apple
- Epsom Derby – Call Boy
- Epsom Oaks – Beam
- St. Leger Stakes – Book Law
- Melbourne Cup – Trivalve
- Queen's Plate – Troutlet
- Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Mon Talisman
- Memorial Cup – Owen Sound Greys defeats Port Arthur West End Juniors
- Allan Cup – University of Toronto Grads defeats Fort William Thundering Herd at Vancouver, British Columbia
- 14 February – Conn Smythe purchases the Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL and changes the name to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Grand Prix racing
- 3 July — the 13th French Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF), is run at Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry over 600.00 km (12.50 km x 48 laps). The winner is Robert Benoist (France) driving a Delage 15-S8 in 4:45:41.2. The race is retrospectively referred to as the XXI Grand Prix de l´ACF.
- 31 July — the 2nd Spanish Grand Prix is run at Circuito Lasarte over 692.600 km (17.315 km x 40 laps). The winner is Robert Benoist (France) driving a Delage 15-S8 in 5:20:45.
- 4 September — the 7th Italian Grand Prix is run at Autodromo Nazionale Monza over 500.00 km (10.00 km x 50 laps). The winner is Robert Benoist (France) driving a Delage 15-S8 in 3:26:59.7. The race is officially titled the VII Gran Premio d'Italia and is given the honorary designation of European Grand Prix.
- 1 October — the 2nd British Grand Prix is run at Brooklands over 526.25 km (4.21 km x 125 laps). The winner is Robert Benoist (France) driving a Delage 15-S8 in 3:49:14.6.
- 30 May — 15th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is won by George Souders in a Duesenberg.
Le Mans 24 hours
- The 5th Le Mans 24 hours race is won by Dudley Benjafield (Great Britain) and Sammy Davis (Great Britain) driving a Bentley 3 Litre Super Sport over 137 laps and 2369.807 km.
Far Eastern Championship Games
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
The Boat Race
- Championship – Swinton
- Challenge Cup final – Oldham 26–7 Swinton at Central Park, Wigan
- Lancashire League Championship – St Helens Recs
- Yorkshire League Championship – Hull
- Lancashire Cup – St Helens 10–2 St Helens Recreation
- Yorkshire Cup – Huddersfield 10–3 Wakefield Trinity
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Gerald Patterson (Australia) defeats John Hawkes (Australia) 3–6 6–4 3–6 18–16 6–3
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Esna Boyd Robertson (Australia) defeats Sylvia Lance Harper (Australia) 5–7 6–1 6–2
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Henri Cochet (France) defeats Jean Borotra (France) 4–6 4–6 6–3 6–4 7–5
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Lilí de Álvarez (Spain) 6–2 6–4
- French Men's Singles Championship – René Lacoste (France) defeats Bill Tilden (USA) 6–4 4–6 5–7 6–3 11–9
- French Women's Singles Championship – Kea Bouman (Netherlands) defeats Irene Bowder Peacock (South Africa) 6–2 6–4
- American Men's Singles Championship – René Lacoste (France) defeats Bill Tilden (USA) 11–9 6–3 11–9
- American Women's Singles Championship – Helen Wills Moody (USA) defeats Betty Nuthall Shoemaker (Great Britain) 6–1 6–4
- 1927 International Lawn Tennis Challenge – France 3–2 United States at Germantown Cricket Club (grass) Philadelphia, United States