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 Chicago Cubs slugging left fielder 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

Sports History

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


Birthdays in Sport

Bill 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

  • 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 baseball infielder (MLB All Star 1978; California Angels, Boston Red Sox) and broadcaster (NESN), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • Nov 8 John Denny, American baseball pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1983; Philadelphia Phillies), 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), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Nov 24 Brijesh Patel, Indian cricket batsman (21 Tests, 1 x 100; Karnataka, Wellington CA), born in Baroda, India
  • 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 union player, born in Newark-on-Trent, England

Deaths in Sport

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