On This Day in Sport for November 11

Events in Sport

  • 1889 29th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 155 at Musselburgh Links

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1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful

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1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
  • 1946 NY Knicks' 1st game at Madison Sq Garden loses 78-68 to Chic Stags
  • 1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • 1960 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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1968 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1972 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup

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1980 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • 1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA

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1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1996 Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 2000 In Kaprun, Austria, 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.
  • 2000 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 28-16 in South Bend
  • 2014 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1891 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1899 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • 1900 Helena Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928)
  • 1910 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1924 Rusi Modi, cricketer (strong Indian batsman in post-War years)
  • 1926 Harry Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian racing car driver (first woman to complete in Formula One), born in Naples (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Trevor Meale, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v England 1958)
  • 1934 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1934 Paula Myers-Pope, American platform diver, 2 silver, 1 bronze (Oly 1952-60)
  • 1937 Warner Wolf, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1938 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938 Haruhiro Yamashita, Japanese gymnast
  • 1939 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940 Barbara Boxer, (Rep-D-CA, 1983-92/Sen-D-CA, 1993- )
  • 1942 Roy Fredericks, cricketer (brilliant WI lefty opener 169 v Aust 1975)
  • 1945 Niaz Ahmed, cricketer (1st & last East Pakistani to play Test cricket)
  • 1949 Kathy Postlewait, Norfolk VA, LPGA golfer (1989 Sara Lee)
  • 1950 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1950 Rex Samuel Sellers, Tornado class sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1950 Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver
  • 1951 Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)
  • 1954 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1961 Matt Ghaffari, Iranian-American greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1964 Robert Haynes, cricketer (Jamaica & WI leggie, one-dayer but no Tests)
  • 1964 Roberto Hernandez, Santurce Puerto Rico, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1965 Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Gina Pillitiere, WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1967 Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1967 Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1968 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • 1968 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Damion Easley, American infielder (California Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Dave Moore, NFL tight end/fullback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1969 Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
  • 1969 LaRee Pearl Sugg, Petersburg VA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian-15th)
  • 1969 Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test)
  • 1970 Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1971 Melvin Tuten, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Ryan Hancock, pitcher (California Angels), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1971 Paul Chaloner, English TV e-sports commentator
  • 1972 Cornell Thomas, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1973 Jason Bowen, Port Alice, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1973 Terrance Shaw, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974 Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1976 Jason Grilli, American baseball player
  • 1977 Maniche, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (d. 2002)
  • 1978 Lou Vincent, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1980 Willie Parker, American football player
  • 1983 Philipp Lahm, German footballer
  • 1983 Matt Garza, American baseball player
  • 1985 Robin Uthappa, Indian cricket player
  • 1986 François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
  • 1990 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 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
  • 2011 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • 1930 W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
  • 1976 E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs & 7 wickets in 5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1990 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • 1997 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (b. 1950)
  • 1998 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
  • 2008 Herb Score, American baseball player (b. 1933)