On This Day

On This Day in Sport for December 13

Events in Sport

  • 1901 Test debut of English cricketer Sydney Barnes vs Australia at the SCG, took 5-65 in 1st innings
  • 1930 George Sisler's career ends when Boston Braves release him
  • 1931 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title
  • 1936 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat Boston Redskins, 21-6; Packers 4th title; Redskins move to Washington, D.C. for 1937 season
  • 1942 National Football League Championship, Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins upset Chicago Bears, 14-6
  • 1952 NFL Dallas Texans (former NY Yanks) play final game, losing 41-6 to the Lions in Detroit; finish with record of 1-11
  • 1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
  • 1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)
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