On This Day

December 2, 2016 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • For 6th time in 7 years, Cincinnati Reds 1st baseman Joey Votto wins Tip O'Neill Award as best Canadian MLB player; hit .326 with NL-leading .434 OBP, 29 HRs & 97 RBIs in an outstanding all-around season for last-place club

Deaths in Sport

  • Sammy Lee, American diver (Olympic Gold 10m platform 1948, 52), dies from pneumonia at 96