On This Day

November 1952 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 12 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • Nov 20 Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP
  • Nov 21 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (1-11) beating the Bears 27-23
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts prove to be the dominant club in Canada with their record 10th Championship; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 21-11
  • Nov 29 17th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-0 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Jackie Robinson accuses the NY Yankees of racial bias on national television

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestBill Walton

Nov 5 Bill Walton, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA C'ship 1977, 1986; NBA Finals MVP 1977; Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • Nov 5 Oleg Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
  • Nov 8 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • Nov 8 Jerry Remy, American MLB player and commentator, born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Prescott, Arizona
  • Nov 10 Gerry DiNardo, American football player (Notre Dame Fighting Irish) and coach (Colorado), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 17 Roman Codreanu, Romania, wrestler (Olympic-1980)
  • Nov 21 Eamonn Coghlan, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic 4th 76)
  • Nov 23 Francie Larrieu Smith, American 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
  • Nov 24 Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)
  • Nov 26 Wendy Turnbell, Australian tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Nov 29 Dusty Hare, English rugby player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 8 Claude Carter, South African cricket spin bowler (19 Tests, 28 wickets), dies at 71