November 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers
  • Nov 3 New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium
  • Nov 3 English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

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Nov 11 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

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Nov 13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 23 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson

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Nov 26 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21; MVP Vic Washington's 79-yard TD run remains a Grey Cup record
  • Nov 30 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Bernard Dafney, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Nov 1 Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 3 Antonio Pettigrew, Macon Ga, 400m (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 3 Lee Germon, cricketer (NZ keeper & captain 1995- )
  • Nov 3 Paul Quantrill, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in London, Ontario
  • Nov 4 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 4 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 4 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Nov 5 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • Nov 5 Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 5 Chris Gray, Australian golfer, born in Perth, Australia
  • Nov 5 Malcolm Frank, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Nov 6 Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 6 Chad Curtis, American outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers), born in Marion, Indiana
  • Nov 6 Edward Linskens, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Venray, Netherlands
  • Nov 6 Vlast Plavucha, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Nov 7 Russ Springer, Alexandria VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 8 Jose Offerman, Dominican infielder (KC Royals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 8 Keith Jones, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals), born in Brantford, Canada
  • Nov 8 Michelle Kline, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Nov 8 Sergio Porrini, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Nov 9 David Jones, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 9 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 10 Calvin Tiggle, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Nov 10 Jeffrey Kooistra, soccer player (SC Heerenveen/NEC)
  • Nov 10 Lissa Maria Sneck, ice hockey goalie (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Nov 10 Lonnie Marts, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 11 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 11 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 12 Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)
  • Nov 12 Randy Knorr, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in San Gabriel, California

Person of interestSammy Sosa

Nov 12 Sammy Sosa, Dominican baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Nov 13 Mark Fitzpatrick, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Pat Hentgen, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • Nov 14 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Nov 14 Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)
  • Nov 14 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Nov 14 Lionel Simmons, American NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 16 Chris Haney, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 16 Ebrahim Essop-Adam, cricketer (one ODI for Zimbabwe 1992)
  • Nov 16 Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)
  • Nov 16 Vlado Šola, Croatian handball goalkeeper
  • Nov 17 Cacho Conde, WLAF tight end/running back (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Nov 17 Sean Miller, American basketball coach
  • Nov 18 Gary Sheffield, outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Nov 18 Lubomir Sekeras, Liptovsky CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Nov 18 Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Nov 18 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • Nov 18 Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • Nov 19 Gord Fraser, road race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 19 Matt Darby, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 19 Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 20 Jeff Tarango, California, tennis star (defaulted 1995 Wimbledon)
  • Nov 20 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 20 Richard Clarke, Yachter Finn (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 21 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
  • Nov 21 Antonio Tarver, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 22 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • Nov 22 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nov 22 Irina Privalova, Russian 100m/200m/400m runner
  • Nov 22 Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 23 John O'Neill, American field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 24 Dave Hansen, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Long Beach, California
  • Nov 24 Dave Jukes, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 24 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics 1996)
  • Nov 24 Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
  • Nov 25 John Johnstone, Liverpool NY, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Nov 26 Steve Lofton, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots)
  • Nov 28 Jonathan Brown, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 29 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nov 29 Pedro Martínez Aquino, Dominican pitcher (NY Mets), born in Villa Mella, Dominican Republic
  • Nov 29 Peter Gross-Pass, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 29 T. J. Rubley, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Nov 30 Laurent Jalabert, French road cyclist (Tour de France points 1992, 95; mountains 2001-2), born in Mazamet, France

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies