Events in Sport in November 1979

  • 1st Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
  • 3rd Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
  • 12th Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal

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13th Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 17th Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • 18th 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

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19th Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 24th Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 25th 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9

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25th Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 26th Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • 27th 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG