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1958 Sports

Auto racing
NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty
Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Bryan
USAC Racing - Tony Bettenhausen won the season championship
Formula One Championship - Mike Hawthorn of Great Britain
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: Kentucky wins 84-72 over Seattle
NBA Finals: St. Louis Hawks win 4 games to 2 over the Boston Celtics
World Basketball Championships (Men)
Gold: United States of America
Silver: Brazil
Bronze: Philippines
December 10 - Light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore is knocked down three times in the first round and once more in the fifth round by Yvon Durelle but Moore held on to come back to knock out Durelle in the 11th round.
Tour de France - Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
Figure skating
World Figure Skating Championships:
Men's champion: David Jenkins, United States
Ladies' champion: Carol Heiss, United States
Pair skating champions: Barbara Wagner & Robert Paul, Canada
Ice dancing champions: June Markham & Courtney Jones, Great Britain
Football (American)
NFL Championship: December 28 the Baltimore Colts won 23-17 over the New York Giants in overtime. The game is later called the "Greatest game ever played".
College football: Louisiana State University wins their first recognized national championship in the poll era.
Iowa wins the Football Writers Association of America national championship.
Football (soccer)
FIFA World Cup
1958 World Cup held in Sweden. Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in the final.
Men's professional
April 3-6 - Masters Tournament - Arnold Palmer
June 12-14 - U.S. Open - Tommy Bolt
June 30-July 4 - British Open - Peter Thomson
August 20 - PGA Championship - Dow Finsterwald
PGA Tour money leader - Arnold Palmer - $42,608
Men's amateur
British Amateur - Joe Carr
U.S. Amateur - Charles Coe
Women's professional
Women's Western Open - Patty Berg
LPGA Championship - Mickey Wright
U.S. Women's Open - Mickey Wright
Titleholders Championship - Beverly Hanson
LPGA Tour money leader - Beverly Hanson - $12,639
Thoroughbred horse racing
United States Triple Crown Races:
May 3 - Kentucky Derby - Tim Tam
Preakness Stakes - Tim Tam
Belmont Stakes - Cavan
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.
Ice hockey
January 18 - Willie O'Ree makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He is the first African-Canadian to play in the National Hockey League.
Art Ross Memorial Trophy for 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, MN
Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
Australian Open - Ashley Cooper
French Open - Mervyn Rose
Wimbledon championships - Ashley Cooper
US Open - Ashley Cooper
Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
Australian Open - Angela Mortimer
French Open - Zsuzsi Kormoczy
Wimbledon championships - Althea Gibson
US Open - Althea Gibson
Davis Cup: United States wins 3-2 over Australia in world tennis.