November 1979 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million
  • Nov 3 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 12 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal

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Nov 13 Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Nov 17 Daniel Okrent sketches out 1st draft rules for Rotisserie Baseball on a flight to Austin, TX
  • Nov 18 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

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Nov 19 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Nov 24 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 25 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9

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Nov 25 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Nov 26 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • Nov 27 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Delgado, Angolan footballer
  • Nov 1 Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
  • Nov 1 Coco Crisp, American baseball player
  • Nov 3 Pablo Aimar, Argentine footballer
  • Nov 6 Lamar Odom, American basketball player, born in South Jamaica, New York
  • Nov 7 Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 7 Will Demps, American football player
  • Nov 7 Mike Commodore, American professional hockey player
  • Nov 8 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
  • Nov 9 Adam Dunn, American baseball player
  • Nov 9 Martin Taylor, English footballer
  • Nov 12 Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player
  • Nov 13 Ron Artest, American basketball player
  • Nov 14 Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer
  • Nov 15 Josemi, Spanish footballer
  • Nov 15 Brett Lancaster, Australian cyclist
  • Nov 16 Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • Nov 16 Bruce Irons, American surfer
  • Nov 17 Matthew Spring, English footballer
  • Nov 19 Ryan Howard, American baseball player
  • Nov 19 Larry Johnson, American football player
  • Nov 19 Leam Richardson, English soccer player
  • Nov 19 John-Ford Griffin, American baseball player
  • Nov 20 Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (Silver Ferns)
  • Nov 21 Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • Nov 21 Stromile Swift, American basketball player
  • Nov 21 Alex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
  • Nov 27 Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer
  • Nov 27 Teemu Tainio, Finnish footballer
  • Nov 29 Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
  • Nov 30 Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver
  • Nov 30 Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 14 Bill Farrimond, England cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests 1930-35), dies
  • Nov 18 Freddie Fitzsimmons, baseball player (b. 1901)