On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 22

Events in Sport

  • 1908 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs
  • 1936 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Denny Shute wins first of his consecutive PGA titles, defeating Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2
  • 1945 Cleveland Rams end Jim Benton gains 303 yards in 28-21 win over Detroit Lions; NFL single game rushing record - stands for 40+ years
  • 1950 7,021 see Fort Wayne Pistons edge Minneapolis Lakers, 19-18 at Minneapolis Auditorium; lowest ever NBA score of 37 combined points
  • 1956 XVI Summer Olympic Games open in Melbourne, Australia; first to be staged in Southern Hemisphere and Oceania, as well as first to be held outside Europe and North America
  • 1956 Boston shooting guard Bill Sharman hits 10 free throws in Celtics 101-78 over Philadelphia Warriors at Philadelphia Civic Center; begins NBA FT streak of 55 games
  • 1957 Mickey Mantle wins AL MVP for the 2nd time
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