December 1992 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 2 Kiwi opening batsman John Wright becomes first New Zealander to make 5,000 runs in Test cricket when he scores 14 in the 2nd innings of the drawn 1st Test against Sri Lanka in Moratuwa
  • Dec 5 1st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #12 Florida, 28-21
  • Dec 6 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 6 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Dec 6 San Francisco Giants sign record $43million USD pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Dec 6 Davis Cup Tennis, Ft. Worth, Texas: Jim Courier defeats Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to give the US a 3-1 victory
  • Dec 9 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
  • Dec 9 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
  • Dec 9 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
  • Dec 10 NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95
  • Dec 10 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
  • Dec 12 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
  • Dec 12 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Dec 22 Ballon d'Or: Milan's Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 3rd title as best football player in Europe ahead of Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov and Ajax forward Dennis Bergkamp
  • Dec 26 The NHL's San Jose Sharks end a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the LA Kings, albeit allowing 59 shots, the most in team history; Jeff Hacket makes 57 saves
  • Dec 30 Last day of Test Cricket for Michael Whitney
  • Dec 30 Washington defenseman Al Iafrate becomes first player in NHL history to have his shot officially break 100 miles per hour; records 101.4 mph during the Capitals Superskills competition

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 30 Carson Wentz, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Raleigh, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies at 68
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies