On This Day

November 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Nov 1 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first title since relocating from NYC in 1958; MVP: SF shortstop Édgar Rentería
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle
  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 2 winners: Pluck, Big Drama, Chamberlain Bridge, Uncle Mo, Goldikova, Dakota Phone, Dangerous Midge, Blame
  • Nov 7 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, San Diego, California: Flavia Pennetta of Italy beats American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 to wrap up a 3-1 win and 3rd title for the Italians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit to claim his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 4 points from Fernando Alonso; Red Bull's first Constructors title

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel
  • Nov 26 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Montreal Alouettes retain Championship with 21-18 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders; Alouettes' quarterback Anthony Calvillo's 3rd title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 In a classic matchup, Roger Federer wins his 5th season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 6 Professional golfer Greg Norman (51) weds Australian interior decorator Kirsten Kutner (41) on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • Nov 13 Major League Baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick (26) married three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (30) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 1 Ed Litzenberger, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1961-4), dies at 78
  • Nov 2 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), dies of heart attack due to acute mixed drug ingestion at 32
  • Nov 2 Clyde King, American baseball pitcher, coach, manager and executive (Brooklyn Dodgers; New York Yankees), dies at 86

Person of interestSparky Anderson

Nov 4 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Nov 8 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • Nov 10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • Nov 13 Ken Iman, American football player (b. 1939)
  • Nov 14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ed Kirkpatrick, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Nov 15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster, author and journalist (5 x US Chess C'ship; 20+ books), dies following gallbladder surgery at 78
  • Nov 15 Imre Polyák, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 78
  • Nov 16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • Nov 20 Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • Nov 22 Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • Nov 28 Gil McDougald, American baseball player (b. 1928)