On This Day

Events in Sport in November 1982

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Nov 3 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • Nov 3 San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time

  • Nov 11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • Nov 13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 26 Clyde King named Yankee manager
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)

Sport awardDavis Cup

Nov 27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos' record 5th straight Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 32-16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova