November 1941 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 25 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player manager

Sports History

Nov 26 Amateur American tennis stars Bobby Riggs and Frank Kovacs turn professional after being suspended by the US Lawn Tennis Association for undisclosed financial gain

Sports History

Nov 27 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP, for the 2nd time

  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 18-16 for their 3rd Championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Joe Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Nov 1 John Pullin, English rugby union hooker (42 caps; British Lions 7 caps; Bristol RFC), born in Aust, Gloucestershire, England (d. 2021)

Dave StocktonDave Stockton (81 years old)

Nov 2 American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970, 76), born in San Bernardino, California

  • Nov 6 Ray Perkins, American football coach (New York Giants, University of Alabama, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arkansas State University), born in Mount Olive, Mississippi (d. 2020)
  • Nov 13 Mel Stottlemyre, American Baseball Pitcher (5 x MLB All Star; NY Yankees) and coach (5 x World Series; NY Mets, NY Yankees), born in Hazleton, Missouri (d. 2019)
  • Nov 15 Adnan Al Sharqi, Lebanese soccer manager (Lebanon 1974–76, 1987–93, 2006–08; Ansar 11 x league titles), born in Beirut, Lebanon (d. 2021)
  • Nov 16 Gerry Marshall, British auto racer (625 x overall and class saloon wins), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 18 Peter Pocklington, Canadian NHL team owner (Edmonton Oiler), born in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Nov 19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgarian athlete (Olympic gold women's shot put 1976), born in Osikovitsa, Bulgaria (d. 2022)
  • Nov 22 Jacques Laperrière, Canadian Hockey HOF defenceman (Stanley Cup x 6 Montreal Canadiens; Calder Trophy 1964; Norris Trophy 1966; NHL All-Star x 5), born in Béarn, Quebec
  • Nov 23 Alan Mullery, English soccer player (Fulham, Spurs), manager and pundit, born in London, England
  • Nov 23 Simon Nolet, French Canadian ice hockey right winger (Philadelphia Flyers, 1967-74), born in Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, Quebec, Canada
  • Nov 26 Jeff Torborg, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Nov 27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager (France 1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Sail-sous-Couzan, France
  • Nov 27 Henry Carr, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x400m 1964) and football safety (NY Giants), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Nov 29 Bill Freehan, American baseball catcher (11 x All Star; World Series 1968; 5 x Gold Glove; Detroit Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2021)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 12 Ernie Koob, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1917; St. Louis Browns), dies from a lung ailment at 49