On This Day

November 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Baseball Record

Nov 3 Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams wins American League Triple Crown (.356 average, 36 HRs, 137 RBI); but NY Yankees pitcher Joe Gordon is AL MVP

  • Nov 7 Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • Nov 20 NHL abolishes regular season OT until WW II is over
  • Nov 30 Bill Terry resigns as supervisor of NY Giants minor league system

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 2 Ron Reed, American NBA forward and MLB pitcher (Detroit Pistons; Philadelphia Phillies), born in LaPorte, Indiana
  • Nov 7 Tony Jackson, American professional basketball player, (ABL - Chicago Majors, 1961-63; ABA - three teams, 1967-69), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2005)

Ángel Cordero Jr.

Nov 8 Ángel Cordero Jr, Puerto Rican jockey (Kentucky Derby 1974, 76, 85; US Racing Hall of Fame), born in Santurce, Puerto Rico

  • Nov 9 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • Nov 11 Roy Fredericks, West Indian cricket batsman (59 Tests @ 42.49, 8 x 100s; British Guyana, Glamorgan CCC), born in East Bank, Guyana (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Jackie Du Preez, Zimbabwe cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, South Africa; Zimbabwe Test selector), born in Harare, Zimbabwe (d. 2020)
  • Nov 16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey (5 x British Champion Jockey; 17 x British Classic Races; 100+ winners in a season x 23 times for total 3,828 wins), born in Stirling, Scotland
  • Nov 19 Larry Gilbert, American golfer (Senior Players Championship 1997), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky (d. 1998)
  • Nov 21 Afa Anoa'i, Samoan-American wrestler
  • Nov 28 Paul Warfield, NFL/WFL wide receiver (Cleveland, Miami, Memphis)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 12 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien, American boxer (World light heavyweight champion 1905), dies at 64
  • Nov 27 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), dies in a military air crash at 30