On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 21

Events in Sport

  • 1902 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • 1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
  • 1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
  • 1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1949 Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians for $22 million, to fund his divorce settlement
  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1956 Don Newcombe wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
  • 2009 Ice skater Dorothy Hamill marries third husband John Alexander MacColl

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