Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 30

2009  Drew Brees throws for 5 TDs and Tom Brady throws 2 interceptions as undefeated New Orleans beats New England 38-17 on Monday Night Football
1998  Arizona signs Randy Johnson to a 4 year deal
1996  Michael Jordan scores his 25,000th point – 10th to do so – only Wilt Chamberlain reached 25,000 faster
1990  Larry Bird scores his 20,000th point – at the time he was only the 5th player in NBA history with 20,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, and 5,000 assists (West, Robertson, Havilcek, and Abdul-Jabbar)
1987  LA Raiders beat Seattle 37-14 as Bo Jackson runs for 221 yards and 2 TDS
1986  Ivan Lendl is the first tennis player to earn over $10 million in his career
1981  NYY Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of the Year – 8-4, 2.05 ERA
1977  Lenny Wilkens becomes coach of the Seattle Supersonics – at the time they were 5-17 – under him they were 42-18 and made it to the NBA finals
1962  Bo Jackson born
1961  Billy Williams of Cubs named NL Rookie of the Year - .278 average, 25 HRs, 86 RBI
1956  Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for the heavyweight title – he was only 21 years and 10 months old, Moore was 42

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 29

2009  Brett Favre throws for 392 yards and 3 TDs and Jay Cutler throws 147 yards and 2 interceptions as Minnesota beats Chicago 36-10
1987  Rangers goalie Bob Froese becomes the 2nd goalie to score a goal – was later ruled that he should not have been credited with it
1987  Joe Montana completes 22 consecutive passes – NFL record
1976  Reggie Jackson signs 5 year, $3.5 million deal with the NYY – they will win 4 division titles, 3 pennants, and 2 World Series while he is there
1971  Cincinnati Reds trade for Joe Morgan – future Hall of Famer – will win 2 MVPs with the Reds
1964  49ers lose to Baltimore 14-3 as John Brodie throws 5 interceptions and the team loses 3 fumbles
1934  The Bears beat the Lions 19-16 in the first NFL game broadcast nationally on the radio
1890  The first Army –Navy football game was played – Navy won 24-0

Monday, November 28, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 28

2003  Arizona trades Curt Schilling to the Red Sox
1997  Michael Jordan moves pass Elvin Hayes into 4th place in NBA scoring – Hayes had 27,313 points
1986  The Boston Celtics win their 38th straight home game – NBA record
1981  Bear Bryant wins his 315th college football game – all time coaching wins leader at the time
1979  Rick Sutcliffe of the Los Angeles Dodgers is named NL Rookie of the Year – 17-10, 3.46 ERA
1978  Cincinnati Reds fire manager Sparky Anderson – under him they won 4 pennants and 2 World Series in 9 seasons
1973  Al Bumbry of Baltimore is AL Rookie of the Year - .337 average, 120 hits, 11 triples in 110 games
1969  NY Knicks win their 18th straight game – NBA record until LA Lakers won 33 straight in 1971-72 season
1957  Warren Spahn of Braves is Cy Young winner – 21-11, 2.69 ERA, 18 complete games
1944  Hal Newhouser is named AL MVP – 29-9 record, 2.22 ERA 25 complete games

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 27

1985  Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of the Year - .267 average, 170 hits, 110 stolen bases
1980  Dave Williams of the Chicago Bears becomes the 1st player in NFL history to return a kickoff for a TD in overtime
1974  Bowie Kuhn suspends George Steinbrenner for 2 years for illegal contributions to Richard Nixon
1966  Highest scoring NFL game – Redskins beat Giants 72-41
1963  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record by making 18 field goals in a row
1961  Gordie Howe is the 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
1960  Gordie Howe is the 1st to score 1,000 points in the NHL
1960  Johnny Unitas throws for 356 yards and 3 TDs, but also throws 5 interceptions as the Colts lose to 49ers 30-22
1956  Don Newcombe of Brooklyn Dodgers wins Cy Young – 27-7, 3.06 ERA
1953  Al Rosen of Cleveland wins AL MVP - .336 average, 43 HRs, 145 RBI
1947  Joe DiMaggio (.315 average, 20 HRs, 97 RBI) beats Ted Williams (.343 average, 32 HRs, 114 RBI) by one vote to win AL MVP
1941  Joe DiMaggio (.357 average, 30 HRs, 125 RBI) beats Ted Williams (.406 average, 37 HRs, 120 RBI) to win AL MVP – it is the year DiMaggio hit 56 in straight games                                                       

Saturday, November 26, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 26

2004  Vladimir Guerrero named AL MVP - .337 average, 39 HRs, 126 RBI
2000  John Stockton plays in his 1,271st game with Utah Jazz – passes record set by John Havlicek for most with one team
1999  AC Green of LA Lakers played in his 1,042nd consecutive game – NBA record
1994  Cleveland Cavaliers set NBA record by taking only 2 free throws in a 101-87 win – made both
1986  Coach Don Nelson of Milwaukee gets his 500th NBA win
1984  Montreal’s Gut LaFleur retires, scored 544 career goals
1982  Howard Cosell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Holmes-Cobb mismatch
1980  Mike Schmidt is NL MVP - .286 average, 48 HRs, 121 RBI
1979  Alfredo Griffin of Toronto (.287 average, 179 hits) and John Castino (.285 average, 112 hits) tie for AL Rookie of the Year
1975  Fred Lynn named AL MVP – 1st rookie ever - .331 average, 21 HRs, 105 RBI, 47 doubles
1965  Jim Lefebvre of Dodgers named NL Rookie of the Year - .250 average, 12 HRs, 69 RBI
1963  Pete Rose named NL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 41 RBI, 170 hits
1941  Amateur tennis champion Bobby Riggs turns pro

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 25

2007  Kurt Warner throws for 484 yards but loses to 49ers 37-31
2002  Red Sox hire 28 year old Theo Epstein as GM
1990  The NY Giants and San Francisco 49ers after starting the season 10-0 both lose on the same day
1986  Jose Canseco named AL Rookie of the Year - .240 average, 33 HRs, 117 RBI
1985  Ozzie Guillen is AL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 134 hits, 12 errors in 150 games
1981  Rollie Fingers wins AL MVP – 1st reliever to do so – 6-3, 1.04 ERA, 28 saves
1980  Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Roberto Duran to regain the title
1977  Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight
1974  Mike Hargrove of Texas Is AL Rookie of the Year - .323 average, 66 RBI, 134 hits in 131 games
1970  NYY Thurman Munson is AL Rookie of the Year - .302 average, 53 RBI, 137 hits in 132 games
1969 Lou Piniella of Royals is AL Rookie of the Year - .282 average, 11 HRs, 68 RBI in 135 games
1958  Ernie Banks of Cubs is NL MVP - .313 average, 47 HRs, 129 RBI
1951  The Cleveland Browns are penalized 209 yards vs. Bears, but win 42-21
1949  Ted Williams wins MVP - .343 average, 43 HRs, 159 RBI

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 24

2005  Florida trades Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell to Red Sox for Hanley Ramirez and pitching prospects
2003  Warren Spahn died – won 363 MLB games, 3.09 ERA
2001  Terry Porter became the only player in NBA history to have 15,000 points, 7,000 assists, 1,000 steals, and 1,000 three pointers
1999  Pat Riley gets his 200th win as coach of Miami – 3rd team he has won at least 200 with (NY and LA)
1996  Clyde Drexler of Houston gets his 20,000th point – 24th to do so
1986  Todd Worrell of St. Louis is NL Rookie of the Year – 2.08 ERA, 36 saves
1982  Cal Riken is AL Rookie of the Year - .264 average, 28 HRs, 93 RBI
1977  Bob Griese of Miami throws for 6 TDs and beats St. Louis 55-14
1976  Joe Morgan of Reds wins his 2nd MVP - .320 average, 27 HRs, 111 RBI
1968  In the AFL, Daryle Lamonica throws for 396 yards and Bengals  QBs manage 32 net passing yards as Oakland out gains Cincinnati 604 yards to 148 in a 34-0 win
1964  Ken Boyer of St. Louis is NL MVP - .295 average, 24 HRs, 119 RBI
1960  Wilt Chamberlain gets NBA record 55 rebounds – will end the season with a 27.2 rebound per game average – NBA record
1953  LA Dodgers sign Walter Alston as manager
1938  Oscar Robertson born – only triple double season in NBA history 1962

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 23

2009  Joe Mauer is AL MVP - .365 average, 28 HRs, 96 RBI in 138 games
1994  Phoenix beats LA Clippers 140-109 – 10 Suns score in double figures – only 3rd time in NBA history
1994  Jeff Hornacek of Utah sets NBA record by making all 8 of his 3 point attempts – career high 40 points
1991  Ty Detmer of BYU ends his college career – 4,031 passing yards for the season, 15,031 career
1991  The Sacramento Kings end the NBA’s longest road losing streak (43 games)
1988  Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th goal
1966  Tommie Agee of White Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .273 average, 22 HRs, 86 RBI, 44 steals
1962  Maury Wills wins NL MVP - .299 average, 208 hits, 104 stolen bases
1960  Frank Howard of Dodgers is NL Rookie of the Year - .268 average, 23 HRs, 77 RBI in 117 games

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 22

1986  Wayne Gretzky becomes the 13th NHL player to score 500 goals
1986  Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick to win the WBC title
1984  Alvin Dark of Seattle is AL Rookie of the Year - .284 average, 27 HRs, 116 RBI
1983  Ron Kittle of White Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .254 average, 35 HRs, 100 RBI
1982  Steve Sax of LA Dodgers wins NL Rookie of the Year – 4th straight Dodger to win it - .282 average, 180 hits, 47 RBI, 49 stolen bases
1981  San Diego beats Oakland 55-21 as Dan Fouts throws 6 TDs – 5 of them to Kellen Winslow
1978  Lou Whitaker of Detroit is AL Rookie of the Year - .285 average, 138 hits, 58 RBI in 139 games
1978  NYY sign Tommy John – will be 52-26 over next 3 years
1972  Johnny Bench is NL MVP - .270 average, 40 HRs, 125 RBI
1968  Johnny Bench is NL Rookie of the Year - .275 average, 15 HRs, 82 RBI
1967  Rod Carew of Twins is AL Rookie of the Year - .292 average , 150 hits in 137 games
1961  Frank Robinson of Reds is NL MVP - .323 average, 37 HRs, 124 RBI – will win AL MVP in 1966
1957  Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP - .365 average, 34 HRs, 94 RBI, 146 walks
1954  Pittsburgh Pirates draft Roberto Clemente
1950  The lowest NBA score – Ft. Wayne (19) – Minneapolis (18)
1917  The NHL is officially formed in Montreal

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 21

1996  Bill Fitch of Clippers records his 1,000th coaching loss – 1st to do so
1990  Moses Malone of Atlanta gets his 25,000th point – 7th to do so
1989  Kevin Mitchell of Giants wins NL MVP - .291 average, 47 HRs, 125 RBI
1984  Celtics connect on 55 of 81 field goal attempts in a 135-91 win
1983  Darryl Strawberry of NY Mets wins NL Rookie of the Year - .257 average, 26 HRs, 74 RBI in 122 games
1982  NFL play resumes after a 57 day strike
1977  Eddie Murray of Baltimore is AL Rookie of the Year - .283 average, 27 HRs, 88 RBI
1973  Pete Rose wins NL MVP - .338 average, 230 hits (career high)
1972  Carlton Fisk of Red Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .293 average, 22 HRs, 61 RBI
1971  NY Rangers score a record 8 goals in a period
1971  NY Giants out gain Pittsburgh 419 yards to 175 as Fran Tarkenton throws for 302 yards and Terry Bradshaw has only 75, but Pittsburgh wins 17-13
1956  Don Newcombe of Brooklyn Dodgers wins NL MVP – 27-7, 3.06 ERA, 18 complete games
1934  The NYY acquire Joe DiMaggio from the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League
BORN TODAY:
Michael Strahan (1971)
Ken Griffey Jr. (1969)
Troy Aikman (1966)
Cedric Maxwell (1955)
Earl “The PearlMonroe (1944)
DIED TODAY:
Carl Hubbell (1988)
Max Baer (1959)
Mel Ott (1958)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 20

2007  Jimmy Rollins of Philadelphia wins NL MVP - .296 average, 30 HRs, 94 RBI, 20 triples
2001  Ichiro Suzuki wins AL MVP - .350 average, 242 hits, 56 stolen bases – also won Rookie of the Year – only player other than Fred Lynn to do so
1999  Hakeem Olajuwon gets a steal in a game vs. Seattle - - only player in NBA history with 2,000 steals and 2,000 blocks
1997  AC Green of Dallas sets NBA record by playing in his 907th consecutive game – ends with 1,192 consecutive
1993  Shaquille O’ Neal scores 24 points, 28 rebounds, and has 15 blocked shots in a 87-85 win over the Nets
1992  Karl Malone scores his 15,000th point – ends with 36,928
1990  Rickey Henderson named AL MVP - .325 average, 119 runs scored, 65 steals
1989  Robin Yount of Milwaukee wins his 2nd MVP - .318 average, 21 HRs, 103 RBI
1985  Don Mattingly is AL MVP - .324 average, 35 HRs, 145 RBI, 48 doubles

1984  At age 20, Dwight Gooden is the youngest to win NL Rookie of the Year – 17-9, 2.60 ERA, 276 strikeouts
1983  Giants Butch Woolfolk has 43 rushing attempts (ties NFL record) – gained 159 yards
1979  Red Holzman wins his 500th game as NY Knicks coach
1977  Willie McCovey of San Francisco is NL MVP - .320 average, 45 HRs, 126 RBI
1967  NY Mets Tom Seaver named NL Rookie of the Year – 16-13, 2.76 ERA
1966  Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs a record 12 times
1962  Mickey Mantle wins his 3rd AL MVP - .321 average, 30 HRs, 89 RBI

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 19

2009  Tim Lincecum of San Francisco wins NL Cy Young – 15-7, 2.48 ERA, 261 strikeouts
2001  Barry Bonds wins NL MVP - .328 average, 73 HRs, 137 RBI
1993  Montreal acquires Pedro Martinez from LA Dodgers
1990  Barry Bonds of Pittsburgh is NL MVP - .301 average, 33 HRs, 114 RBI, 52 steals
1989  U.S. qualifies for the 1990 World Soccer Cup – 1st time since 1950
1986  Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia is NL MVP - .290 average, 37 HRs, 119 RBI
1983  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 30,000th point – 2nd in NBA history to do so – Wilt Chamberlain
1979  Astros sign free agent Nolan Ryan
1977  New Orleans Jazz make only one free throw in a game vs. Houston (NBA record) – they still win 103-101 – record will be eclipsed in 1996 when Toronto does not make even one
1975  Joe Morgan of Cincinnati wins NL MVP - .327 average, 17 HRs, 94 RBI, 67 steals
1969  Pele scores his 1,000th goal
1967  Bears beat St. Louis 30-3 as Cardinals QBs throw 7 interceptions and have a total of 9 turnovers in the game
1961  Cleveland beat Philadelphia 45-24 as Jim Brown runs for 237 yards and 4 TDs – he also had 52 receiving yards
1961  In the AFL, Houston beats NY Titans 49-13 as George Blanda throws 7 TDs and kicks the extra point on all 7 – threw for 418 yards

Friday, November 18, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 18

2008  Dustin Pedroia wins AL MVP - .326 average, 213 hits, 54 doubles
2007  10-0 Patriots beat Buffalo 56-10 as Tom Brady throws 5 TDs, 4 of them to Randy Moss
1999  Ivan Rodriguez wins AL MVP - .332 average, 35 HRs, 113 RBI
1987  Andre Dawson of Cubs wins NL MVP - .287 average, 49 HRs, 137 RBI – Cubs finished in last place
1986  Roger Clemens is AL MVP – 24-4, 2.48 ERA, 238 strikeouts
1985  Joe Theismann broke his leg after a hit by Lawrence Taylor – 12 year career ended
1985  Willie McGee wins NL MVP - .353 average, 216 hits, 18 triples, 56 steals
1985  Dwight Gooden wins NL Cy Young – 24-4, 1.53 ERA, 8 shutouts, 268 strikeouts
1981  Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia wins NL MVP - .316 average, 31 HRs, 91 RBI
1980  George Brett of Royals wins AL MVP - .390 average, 175 hits, 118 RBI in only 117 games
1970  Johnny Bench wins NL MVP - .293 average, 45 HRs, 148 RBI
1966  Sandy Koufax announces his retirement – 3 time Cy Young winner , career 2.76 ERA in 12 seasons
1964  Brooks Robinson of Orioles is AL MVP - .317 average, 28 HRs, 118 RBI
1949  Jackie Robinson named NL MVP - .342 average, 203 hits, 124 RBI

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 17

2003  Alex Rodriguez of Texas wins AL MVP - .298 average, 47 HRs, 118 RBI
2000  Reggie Miller of Indiana scores his 20,000th NBA point – 25th to do so
2000  Jason Kidd of Phoenix ties NBA record with 14 turnovers vs. NY Knicks
1999  Braves Chipper Jones wins NL MVP - .319 average, 45 HRs, 110 RBI
1997  Mario Lemieux is inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame – 915 goals, 690 assists, played in 107 Stanley Cup games, 6 time scoring champion
1987  George Bell of Toronto is AL MVP - .308 average, 47 HRs, 134 RBI
1984  Purvis Short of Golden State scores 59 points in a loss to Nets – 131-114
1982  Dale Murphy wins NL MVP - .281 average, 36 HRs, 109 RBI
1968  The “Heidi Bowl” game – NBC switches to the movie and misses Oakland rally to beat the Jets 42-32
1956  Jim Brown of Syracuse scores 43 points vs. Colgate – NCAA record
1945  Elvin Hayes born – career: 27,313 points, 16,279 rebounds, 50,000 minutes played in his NBA career
1944  Tom Seaver born – won 311 games, 2.86 ERA, 3,640 strikeouts, 3 time Cy Young winner in his 20 season MLB career
1926  The Chicago Blackhawks play their 1st game – win 4-1
1894  The Daily Racing Form is founded

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 16

2006  Johan Santana wins his 2nd Cy Young – 19-6, 2.77 ERA, 245 strikeouts
2004  Vladmir Guerrero wins AL MVP - .337 average, 39 HRs, 126 RBI
2000  Jeff Kent of Giants wins NL MVP - .334 average, 33 HRs, 125 RBI
1994  Patrick Ewing becomes the 9th NBA player to have 2,000 blocked shots in his career
1988  Jose Canseco is AL MVP - .307 average, 42 HRs, 124 RBI, 40 stolen bases – 1st member of the “40-40” club – Bonds, Rodriguez, and Soriano will join him
1984  The Houston Rockets block 20 shots vs. Denver tying a NBA regulation game record
1977  Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins wins AL MVP - .388 average, 239 hits, 100 RBI
1966  Roberto Clemente wins NL MVP - .317 average, 29 HRs, 119 RBI
1962  Wilt Chamberlain scores 73 vs. NY Knicks
1957  Bill Russell of Celtics gets 32 rebounds in a half in a game vs. Philadelphia (record for a half) – ends with 49 for the game                           

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 15

2007  Barry Bonds arraigned on perjury and obstruction of justice chargers
2005  Albert Pujols named MVP - .330 average, 41 HRs, 117 RBI
2004  Barry Bonds wins his 7th MVP - .362 average, 45 HRs, 101 RBI
2001  Roger Clemens of NYY wins his 6th Cy Young – 20-3, 3.51 ERA, 213 strikeouts
2000  Jason Giambi of Oakland A’s named AL MVP - .333 average, 43 HRs, 137 RBI
1995  Hakeem Olajuwon becomes the 3rd NBA player to have 3,000 blocked shots in his career
1992  Richard Petty drove in his final race after 35 years
1989  Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young – 23-6, 2.16 ERA
1988  Kirk Gibson of LA Dodgers is NL MVP - .290 average, 25 HRs, 76 RBI
1983  Cal Ripken wins AL MVP - .318 average, 27 HRs, 102 RBI, 211 hits, 47 doubles
1978  Dave Parker of Pittsburgh Pirates is named NL MVP - .334 average, 30 HRs, 117 RBI
1972  Dick Allen of Chicago White Sox is AL MVP - .308 average, 37 HRs, 113 RBI
1967  Carl Yastrzemski is AL MVP - .326, 37 HRs, 121 RBI – Triple Crown winner
1964  Mickey Wright shoots a 62 – lowest golf score for a woman pro
1962  Don Drysdale wins Cy Young – 25-9, 2.83 ERA, 232 strikeouts
1961  Roger Maris wins AL MVP - .269 average, 61 HRs, 141 RBI
1960  Elgin Baylor of the LA Lakers scores 71 vs. NY Knicks – NBA record at the time

Monday, November 14, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 14

2005  Alex Rodriguez of NYY wins AL MVP - .321 average, 48 HRs, 130 RBI
2002  Greg Maddux of Atlanta wins his 13th straight Gold Glove award
2000  Randy Johnson of Arizona wins his 3rd Cy Young – 19-7, 2.64 ERA, 347 strikeouts
1997  Phoenix beats Portland 140-139 in 4 OTs – 8th time in NBA history there has been a 4 OT game – three Portland players scored over 30 points
1996  Juan Gonzalez of Rangers wins AL MVP award - .314 average, 47 HRs, and 144 RBI
1990  Doug Drabek is NL Cy Young winner – 22-6, 2.76 ERA
1989  Mark Davis of San Diego wins the NL Cy Young award – 1.85 ERA, 44 saves
1979  Don Baylor of the Anaheim Angels wins the AL MVP award - .296 average, 36 HRS, 139 RBI
1973  Reggie Jackson of the Oakland A’s wins the AL MVP award - .293 average, 32 HRs, 117 RBI
1973  Jim Palmer of the Orioles wins the AL Cy Young award – 22-9, 2.40 ERA
1970  The Marshall football team is virtually wiped out in a plane crash in West Virginia
1966  Curt Schilling was born
1957  Hank Aaron wins the MVP award - .322 average, 44 HRs, 132 RBI
1956  Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP - .353 average, 52 HRs, 130 RBI
1946  Ted Williams wins AL MVP - .342 average, 38 HRs, 123 RBI
1943  Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears passes for 7 TDs vs. Giants
1888  The USC Trojans (the Methodists) play their 1st football game

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 13

2008  Cliff Lee of Indians wins Cy Young – 22-3, 2.54 ERA
2007  CC Sabathia wins AL Cy Young – 19-7, 3.21 ERA, 209 strikeouts
2005  Minnesota beats NY Giants 24-21 despite only having 137 total yards on offense – 92 yard interception for a TD, 86 yard kickoff return for a TD, and a 71 yard punt return for a TD does it all
2003  Eric Gagne of Dodgers wins Cy Young – 1.20 ERA, 55 saves
2001  Randy Johnson wins NL Cy Young for 3rd consecutive season – 21-6, 2.49 ERA, 372 strikeouts
2000  Pedro Martinez of Boston wins AL Cy Young – 18-6, 1.74 ERA, 284 RBI
1997  Larry Walker of Colorado wins NL MVP - .366 average, 49 HRs, 130 RBI, 208 hits
1996  Ken Caminiti is named NL MVP - .326 average, 40 HRs, 130 RBI
1995  Greg Maddux of Atlanta wins Cy Young for 4th consecutive year – 19-2, 1.63 ERA, 10 complete games
1995  Barry Larkin of Cincinnati wins NL MVP - .319 average, 15 HRs, 66 RBI, 51 stolen bases
1990  Bob Welch of Oakland wins AL Cy Young – 27-6, 2.95 ERA
1990  Magic Johnson becomes only the 2nd player in NBA history to have 9,000 assists (Oscar Robertson) – both will be passed by John Stockton    

1984  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs is NL MVP - .314 average, 19 HRs, 84 RBI, 19 triples, 36 doubles
1979  Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh (.281 average, 32 HRs, 82 RBI) and Keith Hernandez of St. Louis (.344 average, 11 HRs, 105 RBI) share NL MVP
1977  John Havlicek of Celtics passes Jerry West to become 3rd all-time NBA scorer
1974  Steve Garvey of Dodgers is NL MVP - .312 average, 21 HRs, 111 RBI
1968  Bob Gibson of St. Louis wins NL MVP – 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 13 shutouts, 28 complete games, 268 strikeouts
1964  Bob Petit becomes the 1st NBA player to score 20,000 points

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 12

2007  Dustin Pedroia of Red Sox is AL Rookie of the Year - .317 average, 39 doubles, 165 hits in 139 games
2002  Miguel Tejada of Oakland is AL MVP - .308 average, 34 HRs, 131 RBI
2001  Albert Pujols wins NL Rookie of the Year - .329 average, 37 HRs, 130 RBI
2000  Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle is AL Rookie of the Year - .350 average, 242 hits, 56 stolen bases
1997  Ken Griffey Jr. is AL MVP - .304 average, 56 HR, 147 RBI
1995  Dan Marino passes Fran Tarkington to become all-time passing leader with 47,003 yards
1986  Roger Clemens of Boston wins AL Cy Young – 24-4, 2.48 ERA, 10 complete games, 238 strikeouts
1980  Steve Stone of Orioles wins AL Cy Young award – 25-7, 3.23 ERA – never won more than 15 games in a season in his 11 year career
1975  Tom Seaver of NY Mets wins his 3rd Cy Young – 22-9, 2.38 ERA, 243 strikeouts
1970  Cleveland Cavaliers get their 1st NBA win – had lost 15 in a row – will lose next 12 – next win will be December 6
1969  Harmon Killebrew of Twins is AL MVP - .276 average, 49 HRs, 140 RBI
1953  The U.S. District Court rules that the NFL can blackout home games

Friday, November 11, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 11

2008  Tim Lincecom of San Francisco wins NL Cy Young – 18-5, 2.62 ERA, 265 strikeouts
2007  San Diego beats Indianapolis 23-21 – Peyton Manning throws for 328 yards, but has 6 interceptions
2004  Johan Santana of Twins wins AL Cy Young – 20-6, 2.61 ERA, 265 strikeouts
2003  Roy Halladay of Toronto wins AL Cy Young – 22-7, 3.25 ERA, 9 complete games, 204 strikeouts
2002  Barry Bonds wins his 5th MVP award - .370 average, 46 HRs, 110 RBI, and 198 walks
2001  St. Louis beats Carolina 48-14 – Kurt Warner throws for only 144 yards, but they have 337 yards on the ground including Marshall Faulk who had 183 on 15 carries
2001  Mark McGwire reties from MLB
1997  Pedro Martinez of Montreal wins NL Cy Young – 17-7, 1.90 ERA, 13 complete games, 305 strikeouts
1996  Patrick Ewing scores his 20,000th NBA point – 23rd to do so
1995  Hakeem Olajuwon of Houston scores his 20,000th point – 9th player in NBA history with 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds
1992  Shaquille O’ Neal makes his NBA debut with Orlando – a 110-100 win
1987  Roger Clemens wins Cy Young – 20-9, 2.97 ERA, 18 complete games, 7 shutouts, 256 strikeouts
1981  Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela wins Cy Young – 13-7, 2.48 ERA, 11 complete games, 8 shutouts
1970  Boog Powell of Orioles wins AL MVP - .297 average, 35 HRs, 114 RBI
1962  Undefeated Green Bay beats one win Philadelphia 49-0 – Packers have 628 total yards to 54 for Eagles, 37 1st downs to 3, 294 rushing yards to 30
1946  The NY Knicks play their 1st game at Madison Square Garden
1944  The NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win – 0-21-4

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY NOVEMBER 10

2005  Chris Carpenter of St. Louis wins NL Cy Young – 21-5, 2.83 ERA, 213 strikeouts
2003  Dontrelle Willis named NL Rookie of the Year – 14-6, 3.30 ERA, 142 strikeouts
2002  Atlanta and Pittsburgh play to a 34-34 tie as Pittsburgh has 645 total yards and Atlanta 447
1998  Rangers Juan Gonzalez names AL MVP - .318 average, 45 HRs, 157 RBI
1997  Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young – 21-7, 2.05 ERA, 292 strikeouts
1996  Dan Marino becomes the 1st QB to pass for 50,000 yards
1991  Washington beats Atlanta 56-17 as Mark Rypien throws for 442 yards and 6 TDs and Atlanta has 6 turnovers
1990  Phoenix beats Denver Nuggets 173-143 to tie record most p0ints scored in a non OT game – Suns had 107 in 1st half (NBA record) – Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons gets his 700th win
1989  Minnesota Timberwolves win their 1st NBA game
1988  Orel Hershiser wins NL Cy Young – 23-8, 2.26 ERA, 8 shutouts, and 15 complete games
1974  Joe Ferguson of Buffalo throws 6 interceptions in a 21-9 loss
1971  Joe Torre wins NL MVP - .363 average, 230 hits, 137 RBI        

1971  Vida Blue wins AL MVP – 24-8, 1.82 ERA, 8 shutouts, 301 strikeouts
1965  Willie Mays wins NL MVP - .317 average, 52 HRs, 112 RBI
1963  Don Meredith of Cowboys passes for 460 yards in a 31-24 loss to San Francisco
1957  NFL record crowd of 102.368 see 49ers play the Rams in Los Angeles
1945  College football’s #1 Army beat #2 ranked Notre Dame 48-0