On This Day

June 12, 1979 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

Detroit Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson who stays until 1995; includes World Series title 1984 and AL Manager of the Year Award 1984 and 1987

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dallas Clark, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2006; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 2009; Indianapolis Colts), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota