On This Day

November 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • Nov 23 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

NBA Record

Nov 24 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain pulls down NBA record 55 rebounds in Warriors 132-129 defeat to Boston Celtics at Philadelphia Civic Center

  • 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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Fernando 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

  • 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, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler), born in Matara, Sri Lanka
  • 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)
  • 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 at 45
  • 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