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Sports - 1957Don Bowden,US runner, breaks the 4 minute mile
Althea Gibson wins both the US Open and Wimbledon. She is the first Black woman to win either.
AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
Milwaukee Braves over NY Yankees in the World Series. It is New York's 25th World Series appearance.
Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball
In the NBA Finals it's Boston over the St. Louis Hawks
Heavyweight Floyd Patterson KOs Hurricane Jackson, and a month later, Pete Rademacher
Iron Liege, Bill Hartack jockey, won the Kentucky Derby
North Carolina wins NCAA basketball championship in 3 overtimes
John Kelley, 1st American since 1945, wins Boston Marathon
Lionel Hebert wins PGA golf tournament
Doug Ford's 283 won the Masters.
Dick Mayer wins US Open golf tournament
John David Crow (HB), Texas A&M won the Heisman Trophy
Cleveland Browns fullback Jim Brown is named the National Football Leagues outstanding 1957 rookie. Browns 942 rushing yards gave him the league ball carrying championship by 242 yards.
Fond farewells...Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field, defeating Pirates, before they move to Los Angeles. Just as the Giants are preparing to move to San Francisco.