On This Day in Sport for November 25

Events in Sport

  • 1908 Dorando Pietri (It) beats Johnny Hayes (US) in Madison Square Garden marathon by 60 yds
  • 1911 3rd CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-7
  • 1911 7th Australasian Championships: Norman Brookes beats Horace Rice (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
  • 1930 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • 1941 Lou Boudreau, 24, becomes Cleveland Indians player manager
  • 1944 32nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal HMCS defeat Hamilton Flying Wildcats, 7-6

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1949 Ted Williams wins AL MVP

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1950 38th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 13-0
  • 1951 Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears
  • 1951 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • 1952 Only win ever for NFL's Dallas Texans (1-11) beating the Bears 27-23
  • 1953 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3

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1961 NBA's Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • 1969 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • 1970 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1971 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • 1973 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18

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1976 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1979 67th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 17-9

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1979 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • 1980 Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore
  • 1980 Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship
  • 1981 Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1983 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1985 White Sox shortstop Ozzie Guillen, is named AL Rookie of Year
  • 1988 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • 1989 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • 1990 78th CFL Grey Cup: Winn Blue Bombers defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 50-11
  • 1990 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • 1990 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • 2000 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 40-12
  • 2001 89th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 27-19
  • 2007 95th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 23-19
  • 2012 100th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 35-22

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2012 63rd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by three points

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

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2014 Lionel Messi becomes the UEFA Champions League all-time top scorer

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1874 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • 1886 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)

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1902 Eddie Shore, Canadian NHL hall of famer, born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories (d. 1985)

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1903 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic gold 1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1904 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1907 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's), born in St Lucy, Barbados (d. 1972)

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1914 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1915 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1931 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • 1933 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

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1940 Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 1945 George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • 1951 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1951 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1952 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Imran Khan Niazi, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1956 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1957 Chico Walker, baseball player
  • 1960 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1961 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Oly-88, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1963 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • 1964 Dan Saleaumua, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1964 Nolan Jay Henke, Battle Creek MI, PGA golfer (1990 BC Open)
  • 1964 Wendy Wyland, American platform diver (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1965 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Cris Carter, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1965 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympics-6th-1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • 1966 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1967 Andrea Stinson, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1967 Anthony Nesty, swimmer (won Suriname's 1st gold olympic medal)
  • 1968 John Johnstone, Liverpool NY, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1969 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Donald Reynolds, WLAF defensive tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Purvis Hunt, NFL/WLAF guard (Houston Oilers, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Shane Pahukoa, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1972 Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1973 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973 Yatil Green, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1976 Donovan McNabb, American football player
  • 1976 Clint Mathis, American soccer player
  • 1977 Guillermo CaƱas, Argentine tennis player
  • 1977 Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver
  • 1978 Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)
  • 1980 Aaron Mokoena, South African soccer player
  • 1981 Xabi Alonso, Spanish international footballer
  • 1981 Jared Jeffries, American basketball player
  • 1986 Craig Gardner, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Deaths in Sport

  • 1920 Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)
  • 1923 Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
  • 1944 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, judge/baseball commisioner, dies at 78
  • 1961 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
  • 1985 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1989 Ratu Sir George Cakobau, Fiji cricketer/Gov-General, dies
  • 1990 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • 2000 Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 2005 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2013 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81