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November 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport


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Nov 2 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Nov 3 Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vern Law (20-9, 18 complete games) wins MLB's Cy Young Award
  • Nov 11 Record New York Knicks' crowd for the third Madison Square Garden venue on 49th Street, NYC; 18,499 see Knicks beat Syracuse Nationals, 112-108

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Nov 15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • Nov 17 New MLB Washington franchise is awarded to Elwood Quesada
  • Nov 18 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels
  • Nov 20 Australian driver Jack Brabham finishes 4th in season-ending US Grand Prix at Riverside Raceway to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship by 9 points from Bruce McLaren of New Zealand

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Nov 21 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Nov 23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Nov 24 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6 for their 5th Championship
  • Nov 26 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • Nov 26 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham

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Nov 27 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • Nov 29 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestFernando Valenzuela

Nov 1 Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (no-hitter 1990; 6-time MLB All Star; LA Dodgers; NL Cy Young Award 1981), born in Navajua, Mexico

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Fernando Valenzuela
  • Nov 2 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • Nov 2 Rosalyn Fairbank, South African tennis player (French Open doubles 1981, 83), born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Nov 3 Karch Kiraly, American indoor & beach volleyball player (3 x Olympic gold 1984, 88, 96), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Mark West, American NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Nov 10 Dan Hawkins, American college football coach (University of Colorado 2006-10), born in Fall River Mills, California
  • Nov 23 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
  • Nov 25 Mary Ostergren, biathlete (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 26 Harold Reynolds, American baseball player, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Nov 27 Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Nov 27 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Nov 28 Ken Howell, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2018)

Person of interestHoward Johnson

Nov 29 Howard Johnson, American baseball player (NY Mets), born in Clearwater, Florida

MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
  • Nov 30 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • Nov 30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 30 Gary Lineker, English soccer player (World Cup 1986)

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 3 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), dies at 86
  • Nov 12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 26 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), dies at 86
  • Nov 27 Frederick Fane, English cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies at 85