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
  • 1936 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Washington, D.C.

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1936 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with a 10–1–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1942 Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1960 Italy beats US in Davis cup (1st time in 24 years US not in finals)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964 Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1969 MLB manager Billy Martin fired by the Minnesota Twins
  • 1975 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • 1977 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
  • 1981 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • 1982 71st Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-3, 6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1982 71st Women's Australian Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 2-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1983 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • 1992 Dawn Coe-Jone wins Pizza-La LPGA Match Play Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Free agent Roger Clemens signs with Toronto Blue Jays

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1997 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
  • 1999 65th Heisman Trophy Award: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (RB)
  • 2003 69th Heisman Trophy Award: Jason White, Oklahoma (QB)
  • 2007 The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
  • 2010 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • 2014 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)
  • 2015 Irishman Conor McGregor knocks out Brazilian Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win his 1st featherweight title in Las Vegas
  • 2015 81st Heisman Trophy Award: Derrick Henry, Alabama (RB)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1850 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1924 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • 1926 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1926 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • 1935 Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • 1935 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • 1936 J. C. Martin, American baseball player
  • 1938 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
  • 1943 Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1945 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • 1947 Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)
  • 1948 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1952 John Francome, English jockey
  • 1953 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • 1953 Zoltan Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1953 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1956 Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1956 Phillip Gregory Hubbard, basketball (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1960 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1962 Kendra Slewenski, English netballer
  • 1967 Chris O'Loughlin, fencer (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Mike Mordecai, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Bo Pelini, American football coach
  • 1968 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
  • 1968 Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
  • 1969 Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1969 Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
  • 1970 Basit Ali, cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-)
  • 1970 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Oly-1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 Johnny Dixon, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Mike Pelton, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1974 Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1975 Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976 Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer
  • 1976 Søren Friis, Danish footballer
  • 1976 Josh Fogg, American baseball player
  • 1977 Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1977 Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1982 Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
  • 1982 Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982 Freddie Weinke, American football player
  • 1982 Dominik Werling, German footballer
  • 1983 Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
  • 1988 Darcy Blake, Welsh footballer
  • 1988 Rickie Fowler, American golfer (number one ranked amateur golfer for 37 weeks), born in Murrieta, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1911 Reg Duff, cricketer (23 Tests for Australia 1902-05, 1317 runs), dies
  • 1921 Frederick Martin, cricketer (14 wkts in 2 Tests for Eng 1890-92), dies
  • 1935 John Nicolson, cricketer (South African lefty batsman 1926-27), dies
  • 1940 Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4&1 in only S Af Test), dies
  • 1940 George Macaulay, cricketer (took 24 wkts in 8 Tests, Eng 22-33), dies
  • 1982 Jack Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests, 1 century but inconsistent), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 2004 Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • 2008 John Drake, New Zealand rugby union footballer (b. 1959)