On This Day in Sport for November 26

Events in Sport

  • 1868 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom
  • 1905 1st Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Albert Curtis (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4)
  • 1910 2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7
  • 1917 NHL forms with Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators & Quebec Bulldogs; National Hockey Association disbands
  • 1927 15th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Hamilton Tigers, 9-6

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1932 Bradman completes 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1941 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1949 37th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 28-15
  • 1954 Test Cricket debut of Colin Cowdrey v Australia at Gabba
  • 1955 43rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 34-19
  • 1955 20th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 26-0 in Birmingham
  • 1956 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • 1960 48th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 16-6
  • 1960 Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins
  • 1960 25th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 3-0 in Birmingham
  • 1961 Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball
  • 1963 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

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1963 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1964 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • 1965 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • 1966 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14

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1968 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1969 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 1974 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • 1977 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • 1978 66th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 20-13
  • 1979 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years

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1980 Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

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1984 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 1984 John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • 1984 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • 1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • 1990 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1992 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • 1995 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

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1995 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1996 Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4
  • 1996 Colbert, Floyd & Irwin win Wendy's Senior 3 Tour Golf Challenge
  • 1996 Couples, Davies, Sheehan & Sorenstam win Wendy's Lady's 3 Tour Golf
  • 1996 Couples, Love & Stewart win Wendy's Men's 3 Tour Golf Challenge
  • 1997 Wash Capitals final game at USAir Arena, retire Rod Langway's #5

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1999 Steve Yzerman scores his 600th career goal

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • 2000 88th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Montreal Alouettes, 28-26
  • 2010 75th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-27 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2011 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1892 Joe Guyon, NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc)
  • 1905 Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • 1908 Lefty Gomez, baseball pitcher
  • 1913 Foy Draper, American relay runner (Olympic gold 1936)
  • 1916 Bob Elliott, MLB player (Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves), born in San Francisco (d. 1966)
  • 1924 Jasu Patel, cricketer (Indian off-spinner, 9-69 v Aust 1959)
  • 1931 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1934 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941 Jeff Torborg, baseball player
  • 1943 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • 1947 Larry Gura, baseball player
  • 1947 Richie Hebner, American baseball player, born in Norwood, Massachusetts
  • 1948 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1948 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Jorge Orta, baseball player
  • 1952 Wendy Turnbell, Australia, tennis player (1979,82 US Opens Double)
  • 1953 Louise Parks, LPGA golfer
  • 1953 Harry Carson, American football player
  • 1955 Bob Walk, baseball player
  • 1955 Jay Howell, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)
  • 1956 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver
  • 1959 Mike Moore, baseball player, born in Eakly, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Harold Reynolds, baseball player
  • 1961 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1962 Chuck Finley, Monroe LA, pitcher (California Angels)
  • 1962 John Samuel Inman, PGA golfer (1993 Buick South Open), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1962 Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1963 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1964 Al Smith, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers)
  • 1964 Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)
  • 1964 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympics-Gold-1988)
  • 1966 Jay Berger, Fort Dix NJ, tennis star
  • 1966 Sue Wicks, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1967 Karol Rusznyak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1967 Ridley Jacobs, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian ODI 1996)
  • 1968 Steve Lofton, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Sam Militello, baseball player
  • 1969 Shawn Kemp, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1970 Greg Graham, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1970 John Amaechi, NBA center/forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970 Mark Dixon, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 Emma Robinson, rower (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 Vince Danielsen, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1971 Ronald "Winky" Wright, American boxer
  • 1973 John Zimmerman, pairs skater (& Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1974 David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1974 Richard Ikeda, Kamloops BC, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Brian Schneider, American baseball player
  • 1977 Ivan Basso, Italian cyclist
  • 1977 John Parrish, American baseball player
  • 1977 Paris Lenon, American football player
  • 1981 Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer
  • 1981 Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player
  • 1984 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1986 Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918 Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies
  • 1954 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)
  • 1980 Rachael Roberts, actress (This Sporting Life), dies at age 53
  • 1991 Bob Johnson, US hockey coach (Pittsburgh Penguins), dies at 60
  • 2006 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)