November 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Celtics' Carles Cooper becomes the 1st African American to play in the NBA against Fort Wayne Pistons
  • Nov 2 Phillies reliever Jim Konstanty wins NL MVP
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
  • Nov 6 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 8 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9 Phillies skipper Eddie Sawyer selected as Manager of Year
  • Nov 9 White Sox release Luke Appling, who had been a Sox since 1930
  • Nov 10 After 9 years, Cleveland Indians fire manager Lou Boudreau
  • Nov 12 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • Nov 22 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18
  • Nov 25 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • Nov 27 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • Nov 28 Walter O'Malley fires Burt Shotton as Dodgers manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 5 Debbie Massey, American LPGA golfer (1979 Wheeling Classic), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Nov 11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Nov 11 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nov 11 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

Person of interestGilbert Perreault

Nov 13 Gilbert Perreault, Canadian NHL center (over 500 goals), born in Victoriaville, Quebec

  • Nov 15 Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)
  • Nov 17 Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • Nov 17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • Nov 21 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Nov 21 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
  • Nov 22 Greg Luzinski, baseball player (Phillies, White Sox)
  • Nov 22 Lyman Bostock, baseball player
  • Nov 26 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • Nov 30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 4 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)