On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 11

Events in Sport

  • 1889 British Open Men's Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff
  • 1926 Future Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins is released as Chicago White Sox player/manager; replaced by another future HOF'er catcher Ray Schalk
  • 1943 New York Yankees pitcher Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stan Musial wins NL MVP
  • 1944 New York Rangers beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 to end NHL record 25 game winless streak (0-21-4)
  • 1946 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime
  • 1959 Seals Stadium, a minor league baseball park and temporary home of MLB Giants) in San Francisco, California demolished
  • 1960 Record New York Knicks' crowd for the third Madison Square Garden venue on 49th Street, NYC; 18,499 see Knicks beat Syracuse Nationals, 112-108
  • 1972 Rugby League World Cup, Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France: Australia and Great Britain draw 10-10; Great Britain awarded the Trophy
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1891 Rabbit Maranville, American Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1914 Boston Braves) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Pie Traynor, American Baseball HOF 3rd baseman (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; World Series 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates) and manager (Pittsburgh Pirates 1934–39), born in Framingham, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1910 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952), born in Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Ron Greenwood, English soccer defender (Brentford) and manager (West Ham Utd 1961-74; FA Cup 1964, European Cup Winners' Cup 1965; England 1977-82), born in Worsthorne, England (d. 2006)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1957 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix
  • 2005 Millionaire Nasir Khan weds "Footballers' Wives" actress Laila Rouass (34) in London
  • 2006 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1930 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies at 43
  • 1960 Red Byron, American auto racer (NASCAR Strictly Stock Series C'ship 1949), dies from a heart attack at 45
  • 1962 George Hoyt, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee (author "The Theory and Practice of Basketball Officiating"), dies at 79
  • 1976 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), dies at 67
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