On This Day

On This Day in Sport for November 3

Events in Sport

  • 1899 World heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries retains title; beats Irishman Tom Sharkey on points in 25 rounds at Coney Island Athletic Club, Brooklyn, NYC
  • 1926 Legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager; replaced by George Moriarty, first man to hold MLB's 4 principal jobs: player, umpire, scout and manager
  • 1927 Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee", based on Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court", opens at the Vanderbilt Theatre, NYC; runs for 421 performances
  • 1934 NY Yankees 1st baseman Lou Gehrig wins American League Triple Crown after hitting .363 with 49 HRs and 165 RBI; but Philadelphia A's catcher Mickey Cochrane (.320, 2 HRs, 76 RBI) is named AL MVP
  • 1935 Korean runner Sohn Kee-chung sets new men's marathon world record, 2:26:42 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1935 Philadelphia Eagles beat Boston Redskins, 7-6 at Fenway Park; respective quarterbacks combine to throw an NFL record 11 interceptions
  • 1937 Frenchman Maurice Archambaud cycles world record for distance in one hour, 45.796 km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1937 Howie Morenz Memorial Game, Montreal Forum: NHL All-Stars beat Montreal All Stars, 6-5
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2012 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1960 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), dies at 86
  • 1968 Vern Stephens, American baseball shortstop (8-time MLB All Star; AL HR leader 1945; 3×AL RBI leader), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1969 Zeki Rıza Sporel, Turkish soccer striker (16 caps; Fenerbahçe), dies at 71
  • 1971 Étienne Gailly, Belgian long distance runner (famous Olympic bronze finish 1948), dies at 48
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