Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 28

2008  Detroit Lions finish the season 0-16 – 1st NFL team to go winless – lost first 2 in 2009 and lost 7 of last 8 in 2007
1998  Mark McGwire named Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press – batted .299, hit 70 HRs and had 147 RBI and 162 walks
1995  Dick Motta became 3rd NBA coach to win 900 games
1982  Arthur Ehrat receives a patent – the breakaway goal used in basketball games
1954  Overbrook High School loses 59-58 to Farrell High School – only loss in 1953-54 and 1954-55 seasons for the Wilt Chamberlain led team
1958  The Colts beat the Giants 23-17 in what many call the greatest NFL game – Johnny Unitas threw for 349 yards
1950  Dolph Schayes of Syracuse pulls down what was then NBA record 35 rebounds in a game

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 27

1991  Tim Hardaway of Golden State attempts 17 shots in a game and makes none – NBA record for most shots without making one
1987  Steve Largent sets NFL record for career catches with his 752nd
1987  Steve Young throws 3 TDs and Joe Montana throws 2 as 49ers beat LA Rams 48-0
1981  Wayne Gretzky becomes the fastest NHL player to score 100 points (38 games)
1980  Calvin Murphy begins his NBA free throw streak of 78
1964  Cleveland Browns beat Baltimore 27-0 in NFL championship – Jim Brown ran for 114 yards and Johnny Unitas passed for only 95 and threw 2 interceptions
1953  Detroit Lions beat Cleveland 17-16 in NFL championship game – Cleveland QBs completed only 3 passes and threw 2 interceptions – net passing yards 9

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 26

2008  Randy Johnson signs with San Francisco Giants – will win 8 games for them in 2009 to reach 303 career wins
2004  Reggie White – 2 time NFL Defensive Player of the Year died at age 43
2001  Larry Brown of 76ers gets his 800th coaching win – 9th to do so
2001  Tim Duncan scores his career high 53 points in a game vs. Dallas
1995  The Associated Press chooses Cal Ripken’s consecutive game streak as the top sports story of the year
1991  Chuck Noll retires after 23 years as NFL coach – won 4 Super Bowls
1986  Doug Jarvis sets a record when he skates in his 916th consecutive NHL game – will end with 964
1976  Larry Kenon of San Antonio sets a NBA record with 11 steals in a game – record tied in 1999
1964  Willie Naulls replaces an injured Tommy Heinsohn in the Celtics lineup – he along with Tom Sanders, KC Jones, Sam Jones, and Bill Russell are the 1st all black starting five
1955  Cleveland Browns win 38-14 over the Rams in the NFL championship game -  the Rams’ Norm Van Brocklin threw 6 interceptions
1943  The Chicago Bears win NFL championship 41-21 – Sid Luckman threw 5 TDs
1919  Red Sox owner makes an agreement that  will be revealed in January to sell Babe Ruth to the NYY for $100,000 and a $300,000 loan with Fenway Park as collateral

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 25

1989  Billy Martin, NYY manager, died in a car accident at age 61
1984  Bernard King of the Knicks scores a franchise record 60 points in a 120-114 loss at Madison Square Garden
1972  John Wooden of UCLA is the first basketball coach to be named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated
1971  Miami Dolphins Garo Yepremian kicked a FG in the 2nd OT of sudden death to beat the Chiefs 27-24 – game time was 82 minutes 40 seconds
1958  Rickey Henderson born – 25 seasons played, averaged .279, had 2,295 runs scored and stole 1,406 bases
1947  First NBA Christmas day game – NY Knicks beat Providence Steamrollers 89-75
1946  Larry Csonka born – 1973 Super Bowl MVP when he ran for 145 yards and scored 2 TDs

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 24

2007  Chicago Bulls fire Scott Skiles – record at the time was 9-16
2004  Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek signs 4 year deal and is named captain
2000  36 minutes after the game, the Patriots and Dolphins are called back to the field for 3 seconds – results stayed the same as Miami won 27-24
1990  Expos trade Tim Raines to the White Sox – in the 12 years with Montreal he hit .301 and had 634 steals
1974  Lou Brock of St. Louis is named Sportsman of the Year by The Sporting News
1967  Joe Namath becomes the 1st QB to pass for 4,000 yards in a season – 12 years pass before Dan Fouts would do it – 14 game season for Namath
1960  Boston Celtics pull down 109 rebounds in a game vs. Detroit – NBA record – they win 150-106

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 23

2005  Johnny Damon signs a 4 year deal with the NYY
1997  Phil Jackson gets his 500th coaching win – fastest ever
1994  Dana Barros hits a 3 point FG – will set an NBA record by hitting at least one in the next 89 consecutive games
1990  Pittsburgh beats Cleveland 35-0 – Browns threw one interception and lost 8 fumbles
1982  Chaminade College, a Division II school with a student population of 850, beats #1 ranked Virginia led by Ralph Sampson 77-72 in the Maui Invitational Tournament
1972  “The Immaculate Reception” – Steelers trailing 7-6 score on a deflected pass to win 13-7
1968  Bill Russell named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – 1st NBA player to be so honored
1951  The NFL championship is broadcast nationally for the 1st time – LA Rams beat Cleveland 24-17 – broadcasters paid $75,000 for the rights

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 22

1999  Last game played on Boston Garden’s parquet floor
1996  Steelers QB Kordell Stewart runs for a 80 yard TD – longest TD run by a NFL QB in history
1983  Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
1974  Phil Esposito of the Bruins becomes the 6th NHL player to score 500 goals
1971  LA Lakers win their 27th consecutive NBA game – most wins by any major sports organization (baseball NY Giants won 26 in 1916) – they will end with 33 straight
1962  The 1,000,000th NBA point is scored
1956  Bill Russell plays in his 1st NBA game – 5 time MVP, 11 time NBA champion, 2 time NCAA champion, Olympic gold medal winner, career average 15.1 points, 22.5 rebounds
1944  Steve Carlton born – 4 time Cy Young winner, won 329 games, 3.22 ERA, 4,136 strikeouts in 24 seasons

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 21

2007  Cincinnati Reds trade Josh Hamilton to Texas – will bat .304 and have 32 HRs and 130 RBI in 2008 – MVP 2010
2001  Red Sox sign free agent Johnny Damon to a 4 year deal – wins 2 World Series with them
1997  Detroit’s Barry Sanders is the 3rd to rush for 2,000 yards in a season –  Simpson and Dickerson
1986  Boomer Esiason throws for 425 yards and 5 TDs as Cincinnati has 621 total yards in a 52-21 drubbing of the NY Jets
1981  Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs – NCAA record
1980  Harold Carmichael ends his NFL streak of 127 straight games with a reception
1975  Buffalo Sabres beat Washington 14-2 – had 8 goals in the 3rd period
1975  John Riggins becomes the 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards in a season
1975  8-6 Washington loses to 4-10 Philadelphia 26-3 as Washington QBs combine for 7 interceptions
1969  Vince Lombardi coaches his last football game – a loss
1959  Tom Landry accepts a coaching job with Dallas Cowboys – stays until 1988 – coached 418 games and was 250-162-6 and won 2 Super bowls

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 20

2001  Boston Red Sox limited partners agree to sell the team to a group headed by John Henry for $660 million and assumption of $40 million in debt
1997  LA Lakers broadcaster, Chick Hearn, misses the game due to illness – ended run of 36 years, 3,338 games without missing a broadcast
1985  Howard Cosell retires from TV sports after 20 years
1985  North Carolina blocks 18 Stanford shots – NCAA record
1983  Guy Lafleur scores his 500th goal – 10th to do so
1981  Cleveland Browns end the season 5-11 with a 42-21 loss to 6-10 SeattleCleveland threw 3 interceptions and lost 7 fumbles in the game – Seattle also had 4 turnovers
1973  Montreal’s Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
1966  NBA announces franchises awarded to Portland and Seattle
1921  The AL votes to return the World Series to the best of 7 games, NL votes for the best of 9 – a judge breaks the stalemate and votes for 7

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 19

2006  Allen Iverson traded by Philadelphia to Denver
2002  NYY Sign Hideki Matsui to a 3 year deal – will play in every game in the next 3 years for them
1991  NYY pitcher Steve Howe is arrested for cocaine possession – has already been suspended by MLB 5 times
1984  Wayne Gretzky, age 23, is the youngest to score 1,000 points in the NHL and only the 18th to ever do so
1972  Warren Sapp born – Super Bowl winner, career 96.5 sacks
1968  NY Knicks trade for Dave DeBusschere – with him as part of the team they will have their most successful seasons and win 2 titles
1961  Reggie White born – had 124 sacks in 121 games – 12 seasons with 10 or more sacks, 3 time Defensive Player of the Year
1957  Kevin McHale born – 17,335 points, 7,122 rebounds, 3 time champion, 2 time 6th Man of the Year
1934  Al Kaline born - .297 average, 399 HRs, 1,583 RBI in 22 seasons

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 18

1991  Karl Malone started a streak of 575 games scoring in double figures – 3rd longest in NBA history – Jordan (840) and Kareem (787)
1983  San Diego Clippers end their 29 game road losing streak
1977  Cleveland Cavaliers retire Nate Thurmond’s #42 – led them to the playoffs in 1975-76 season – 1st NBA player to record quadruple double
1961  Wilt Chamberlain scores 78 points vs. Los Angeles
1961  Wilma Rudolph named AP Female Athlete of the Year for the second straight year
1949  Philadelphia Eagles beat Rams 14-0 in NFL Championship game
1920  Ty Cobb signs to manage the Detroit Tigers
1886  Ty Cobb born - .366 in 24 seasons, only one year did he bat under .300, 3 years over .400, in his MVP year in 1911 he batted .420, had 248 hits, 147 runs scored, 47 doubles, 24 triples, 127 RBI, and 83 stolen bases - #1 every category

Saturday, December 17, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 17

2008  With a steal in a game vs. San Antonio, Chris Paul sets a NBA record by having a steal in 106 consecutive games
2008  Sammy Baugh died – 6 time NFL passing champion and had a career 45.1 punting yard average
2004  Toronto trades Vince Carter to the NJ Nets
2003 Otto Graham died – played in 10 straight title games with the Cleveland Browns and won 3 NFL championships – in 1954 title game he threw 3 TDs and ran for 3
2000  Terrell Owens of the 49ers catches an NFL record 20 passes in a game for 283 yards and a TD vs. Chicago – previous record had been held by Tom Fears set in 1950
1996  Atlanta sets NBA record making 19 three point FGs in a game vs. Dallas
1993  Oakland A’s sign Rickey Henderson to a 2 year $8.6 million deal – returning to the team he started with in 1979 – ended career 2003
1991  8 players score in double figures for the Cavaliers as they shoot 57% to 35% for Miami – they won 148-80 and the 68 point differential is an NBA record
1933  The NFL begins keeping official stats as the Bears beat the Giants 23-21

Friday, December 16, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 16

2006  In a NBA game between the NY Knicks and Denver Nuggets, a fight breaks out and all 10 players on the court at the time are ejected

2002  Minnesota Twins release David Ortiz – Red Sox will eventually sign him and he will aid them to 2 World Series titles
1990  Oilers beat Chiefs 27-10 as Warren Moon passes for 527 yards and 3 TDs – Hayward Jefferson has 245 of the yards and 6 others have double digits receiving
1983  NYY  fire Billy Martin for the 3rd time – Yogi Berra hired
1973  OJ Simpson rushes for over 2,000 yards for the season – breaks Jim Browns record of 1,863
1972  Miami Dolphins become the first undefeated NFL team (14-0) – they will go on to win Super Bowl VII vs. the Redskins
1962  NY Giants YA Tittle sets NFL single season record with 33 TDs – had 6 TDs in the game today
1962  William “The Refrigerator” Perry is born
1961  Wilt Chamberlain scores 50 points in the game – will score 50 or more in the next 6 games also – scored 50 or more 118 times in his career
1918  Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 15

2004  NY Mets announce a 4 year $53 million deal with Pedro Martinez – will appear in only 79 games in the 4 years
1997  The San Francisco 49ers retire Joe Montana’s #16 at half time of the game vs. Denver
1995  Alvin Robertson of Toronto records his 2,000th NBA steal – only 3rd to have that many
1992  NYY sign free agent Wade Boggs to a 3 year deal – will play there 5 years and make All-Star team 4 times
1982  Bill Parcells becomes the 12th head coach of the NY Giants
1980  Dave Winfield signs 10 year $16 million deal with NYY – becomes highest paid player in MLB
1973  Sandy Hawley becomes the first jockey to win 500  races in a year

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 14

2009  Red Sox sign John Lackey to a 5 year $85 million deal
1999  LA Clippers score just 19 points in the 1st half – breaking a 25 year old record
1992  Lennox Lewis wins the WBC title when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him
1991  Desmond Howard wins the 57th Heisman Award
1990  Alex English of Denver scores his 25,000th NBA point
1988  The Miami Heat win their first game ever 89-88 after 17 losses
1986  Dan Marino throws for 403 yards and 5 TDs in an OT win vs. LA Rams
1985  Roger Maris died – 2 time MVP with NYY – in 1961 he  batted .269 with record 61 HRs and 141 RBI
1984  Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football after 15 years
1980  Elston Howard died – 4 time World Series winner with NYY – MVP 1963
1980  New Orleans Saints beat NY Jets – end 14 game losing streak
1965  Rookie Rick Barry of San Francisco scores 57 points in a game vs. NY Knicks – second highest score by a rookie (Wilt Chamberlain had 58 in 1960)
1962  Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia scores 63 and Elgin Baylor of LA Lakers scores 50 – only 3 times in NBA history have opposing players scored 50 or more in the same game
1961  NYY reject Roger Maris’ request for a $75,000 contract
1954  Brooklyn Dodgers sign Sandy Koufax to a $6,000 contract
1947  NASCAR is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 13

2007  Mitchell Report is released – cites 89 players for using PEDs
2006  Lamar Hunt died – founder of AFL in 1960
2001  NYY sign Jason Giambi to 7 year $120 million contract – will be .314, 41 HRs, and 122 RBI in 2002
2000  John Stockton gets his 14,000th career assist - #2 on the list is Magic Johnson with 10,141
2000  Red Sox sign Manny Ramirez to a 8 year $160 million contract – will help them win 2 World Series
1998  San Diego QBs throw 7 interceptions and lose a fumble in a 38-17 loss to Seattle – Seahawks also managed to throw 3 interceptions
1997  Charles Woodson wins the 63rd Heisman Award
1996  The Toronto Blue Jays sign Roger Clemens to a 3 year $25 million deal – he will win the Cy Young in 1997 and 1998
1992  Philadelphia outgains the Seattle Seahawks 466 total yards to 87, but only manages to beat them 20-17
1991  Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics plays in his 1,200th NBA game – only the 5th in NBA history to do so (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, John Havlicek, and Paul Silas)
1983  Detroit beats Denver 186-184 in 3 OTs – set NBA records: most points one game (Detroit 186), combined (370), most FGs one team (Detroit 74), combined (142), and combined assists (93)
1961  The New York Yankees sign Mickey Mantle to a $82,000 contract for 1962 – he will be voted MVP in 1962 – his 3rd MVP award

Monday, December 12, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 12

1997  Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to a 6 year $69 million deal

1993  Orioles sign free agent Raphael Palmeiro
1988  Miami Heat set an NBA record for the most consecutive losses to start a season with their 17th
1984  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the 1st NBA player to surpass 32,000 points in his career
1980  St. Louis trades Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovick to the Brewers – Fingers will win the Cy Young in 1981 and Vuckovick in 1982
1971  LA Lakers win their 21st consecutive game – NBA record – will win 33 in a row
1968  Arthur Ashe becomes the 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
1965  Gale Sayers scores 6 TDs – 4 rushing, one in the air, and one on a 85 yard punt return in a 61-20 Bears win over the 49ers
1932  Bob Pettit born – 1st NBA player to score 20,000 career points

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 11

2000  Texas signs free agent Alex Rodriguez to a 10 year $252 million deal
1993  Moses Malone becomes the 5th NBA player to have 16,000 rebounds
1993  Charlie Ward wins the 59th Heisman Award
1985  NHL record 62 points scored – Edmonton (36) and Chicago (26) in a 12-9 game – NHL record 21 goals
1984  Celtics beat NJ Nets 130-121 – teams combine to shoot 63% (108 of 171) from the field – NBA record
1981  Muhammad Ali’s 61st and last fight – lost to Trevor Berbick
1972  NY Jets Don Maynard becomes the all-time pro reception leader at 632
1966  Al Nelson of Philadelphia sets NFL record returning a missed FG 100 yards for a TD
1960  NY Giants beat Washington 17-3 – Washington did not complete a pass and had -6 yards net passing – Giants managed only 1 rushing yard on 31 attempts – Giants end with 51 total yards and 103 for Redskins – teams combine for 8 turnovers
1959  NYY acquire Roger Maris from Kansas City A’s – will hit 61 HRs and 141 RBI in 1961
1951  Joe DiMaggio officially retires from NYY – 56 game hitting streak in 1941 – 13 seasons played, .325 average, 3 time MVP, 13 time All-Star

Saturday, December 10, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 10

1999  Babe Ruth voted player of the century by Associated Press, Willie Mays second – Ruth: 22 years: .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI – Mays: 22 years: .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI
1998  Dennis Eckersley announces his retirement – pitched in more games than any reliever
1996  Terry Mills of Detroit misses a 3 point FG – had made 13 straight over last several games
1995  James Worthy of LA Lakers has his #42 retired – 3 time NBA champion
1985  Indiana Pacers make just 19 FGs in a 82-64 loss to the Knicks – will stand as NBA record until 1999 (18 by Chicago)
1984  Expos trade all-star and future Hall of Famer Gary Carter to NY Mets
1983  Last NFL game at Shea Stadium is played – Jets lose to Steelers 34-7
1971  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores career high 55 points in win over Boston
1971  Angels receive Nolan Ryan in a trade with the Mets – will lead the league in strikeouts 7 of the next 8 years
1935  Jimmie Foxx of A’s sold to Red Sox – will win MVP in 1938 – his 3rd

Friday, December 9, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 9

1997  Michael Jordan passes Moses Malone to become #3 in all-time NBA scoring – now has 27,432 in 13 seasons
1995  Eddie George wins the 61st Heisman Award
1994  Red Sox get Jose Canseco from Texas – will be .301/24/81 in 1995 and .289/28/82 in 1996
1992  Atlanta signs Greg Maddux to a 5 year deal – will win Cy Young in 1993, 1994, and 1995
1984  LA Rams Eric Dickerson goes over 2,000 yards rushing for the season
1980  Cubs trade 1979 Cy Young winner Bruce Sutter to St. Louis – will have 127 saves for them in the next 4 years – led league 3 of the 4
1965  Reds trade Frank Robinson to Orioles – will win MVP in 1966 batting .316, 49 HRs, and 122 RBI – only player to win MVP in both leagues

Thursday, December 8, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 8

2008  Greg Maddux announces his retirement – 355 wins, 3.16 ERA, 4 time Cy Young winner
2000  Shaquille O’ Neal of Lakers misses all 11 of his free throws – broke 40 year old record held by Wilt Chamberlain with 10
2000  Hakeem Olajuwon scores his 26,000th point – only 5th player to have 26,000 points and 13,000 rebounds ( Kareem, Wilt, Moses Malone, and Elvin Hayes)
1992  San Francisco Giants sign Barry Bonds to a 6 year $43.75 million deal
1992  Dominique Wilkins goes 23 for 23 from free throw line (NBA record)
1989  Jack Sikma of Milwaukee is the 18th NBA player to have 10,000 rebounds
1987  Cubs trade reliever Lee Smith to the Red Sox – will be 10-6 with 54 saves in the next 2 years with them
1977  Earl Campbell wins the 43rd Heisman Award
1966  NYY trade Roger Maris to St. Louis
1961  Larry Costello of Syracuse scores 32 points without a miss
1961  Wilt Chamberlain scores 78 points in a game
1940  The 1st NFL Championship game to be broadcast on the radio – Bears beat Redskins 73-0

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 7

2005  Texas trades Alfonso Soriano to Washington – will be 4th member of the “40-40 club” in 2006 – 46 HRs and 41 steals
2003  Denver beats Kansas City 45-27 as Clinton Portis has 5 rushing TDs and 218 yards
1994  Philadelphia 76ers win their 2,000th game – join Boston and Lakers as the only 2,000 win franchises
1993  Detroit Pistons set NBA record by only scoring 6 points in the 4th quarter in a 91-89 loss to Orlando
1988  Texas signs free agent Nolan Ryan to a one year deal – will be 16-10 with a 3.20 ERA and 301 strikeouts in 1989 – will play for them for 5 years  

1986  Pat Riley wins his 300th game as coach in only his 416th game – fastest to 300 wins
1985  Bo Jackson wins the 51st Heisman Award
1982  Utah Jazz make all 39 free throws they attempt in a 137- 121 loss to Portland
1956  Larry Bird born – 21,791 points, 8,974 rebounds, 3 time MVP, 3 time champion
1939  Lou Gehrig elected to the Hall of Fame – 17 year career: .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2 time MVP
1937  The Boston Red Sox acquire the contract of 19 year old Ted Williams

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 6

2007  LA Dodgers sign Andruw Jones to a 2 year $36 million deal – will hit 3 HRs and bat .158 and be released
2000  Antawn Jameson of Golden State and Kobe Bryant of Lakers each score 51 points in the game – 3rd time in NBA history that opposing players have scored at least 50 in a game – last one 38 years ago when Wilt (63) and Elgin Baylor (50) played – Jamison also scored 51 in his prior games vs. Seattle
1988  The Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th game – 2nd fastest
1986  Vinny Testaverde wins the 52nd Heisman Award
1984  As part of a 7 player trade, the White Sox obtain minor leaguer Ozzie Guillen from Padres – will be Rookie of the Year in 1985
1970  The Cleveland Cavaliers get their 1st home win – record now 2-27
1966  Rick Barry of San Francisco makes NBA record 14 free throws in one quarter

Monday, December 5, 2011

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 5

2000  Karl Malone moves pass Wilt Chamberlain in career scoring – he now has 31,443 to 31,419 for Wilt – ends career with 36,928 – 2nd all time
1996  Portland’s Jermaine O’ Neal becomes the youngest NBA player at age 19
1992  Bill Laimbeer gets his 10,000th rebound – ends with 10,400
1991  Moses Malone of Bucks scores his 26,000th point – 6th to do so
1987  Tim Brown wins 53rd Heisman Award
1984  Oakland A’s trade Rickey Henderson to NYY
1981  Marcus Allen wins 47th Heisman Trophy Award
1978  Pete Rose signs 4 year deal with Philadelphia - $3.2 Million
1973  Expos trade Mike Marshall to LA Dodgers – will win Cy Young in 1974
1967  Walt Hazzard of Syracuse ties NBA record held by Wilt Chamberlain by scoring 15 consecutive points
1947  Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott for the heavyweight title

Sunday, December 4, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 4

2003  Red Sox hire Terry Francona as manager
1997  The NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for attacking his coach
1996  Orlando Magic lose to Cleveland 84-57 – the 57 is the lowest in NBA since the 24 second clock was adopted in 1954 – 13 of the points came from the foul line – Gerald Wilkins was top scorer with 10
1987  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar does not score in double figures ending his streak of 787 games doing so
1982  Herschel Walker wins the 48th Heisman Trophy
1977  The NFL plays its 5,000th game
1968  Houston trades Mike Cuellar to Orioles – was 42-41 with Houston in 5 seasons – 143-87 with Baltimore in 8 years – 4 time 20 games winner, Cy Young winner
1956  Paul Hornung wins 22nd Heisman award

Saturday, December 3, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 3

2004  It is reported that Barry Bonds admitted to a grand jury that he used “clear” and “cream” provided by BALCO
2000  Mike Anderson of Denver rushes for 251 yards and 4 TDs and Denver holds New Orleans to 21 yards on the ground in a 38-23 win
1993  In the NBA, Houston loses to Atlanta – their 1st loss of the season after 15 straight wins
1990  The Boston Celtics honor 37 year announcer Johnny Most
1988  Barry Sanders wins the 54th Heisman Trophy award
1976  Fred Brown of Syracuse ties NBA record with 10 steals in the game
1972  Minnesota beats Chicago 23-10 as they hold the Bears to 1 net passing yard and a total of 91 yards and 5 1st downs – Minnesota had 341 total yards
1968  The pitcher’s mound will drop from 15 inches to 10 inches to aid the hitters
1956  Wilt Chamberlain’s 1st college game – scored 52 points and 31 rebounds
1950  Cleveland is the last NFL team with a no passing game – they won 13-7 had 69 total yards

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 2

1996  Clyde Drexler becomes only the 5th NBA player in history to have 2,000 career steals
1993  Houston Rockets get their 15th straight win to start the season 

1989  Andre Ware wins the 55th Heisman award
1986  Boston Celtics lose to Washington 117-109 – had won 38 straight home games
1981  Fernando Valenzuela of Dodgers is NL Rookie of the Year – 13-7, 2.48 ERA, 11 complete games, 8 shutouts, 180 strikeouts
1962  In the AFL, Houston beats Denver 34-17 – Denver QBs threw 8 interceptions and had a total of 9 turnovers, George Blanda of Houston managed to throw 5 interceptions himself, but also threw 3 TDs
1951  Philadelphia sets NFL record with 25 rushing 1st downs in the game
1948  Stan Musial is NL MVP - .376 average, 39 HRs, 131 RBI, 230 hits, 46 doubles, 18 triples

Thursday, December 1, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY DECEMBER 1

1997  Latrell Sprewell attacks his coach PJ Carlesimo
1996  The 7,000,000th NBA point is scored – Hershey Hawkins of Seattle
1991  Isiah Thomas becomes Detroit’s all-time leading scorer at 15,493 points – passed Hal Lanier
1984  Doug Flute wins the 50th Heisman Trophy award
1981  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson to become the NBA’s #2 all-time scorer – trailed only Wilt Chamberlain
1980  Steve Howe of Dodgers wins NL Rookie of the Year – 2.65 ERA, 17 saves
1973  Jack Nicklaus becomes the first golfer to earn $2 million
1971  Chicago cubs release 2 time MVP Ernie Banks – then sign him as a coach
1967  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record by missing 22 free throws in a game
1956  Frank Robinson of Reds is NL Rookie of the Year - .290 average, 38 HRs, 83 RBI, 122 runs scored
1956  Luis Aparicio of White Sox is AL MVP - .266 average, 56 RBI, 21 steals