Events in Sport on December 8

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1914 Connie Mack sells Eddie Collins to the White Sox

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1940 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
  • 1942 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
  • 1948 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • 1953 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • 1955 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)

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1955 Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • 1956 16th Olympic games close at Melbourne, Australia

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1959 President Eisenhower watches Pakistan v Aust Test Cricket at Karachi

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1960 Expansion LA Angels sign a 4 year lease to use Dodger Stadium
  • 1961 Larry Costello scores 32 consecutive pts without a miss (NBA rec)

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1961 Wilt Chamberlain scores the 2nd highest total in the NBA - 78

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright

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1966 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1967 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
  • 1973 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
  • 1974 Sandra Post wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • 1977 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
  • 1978 Commencement of the 1st day/night WSC cricket supertest at VFL Park
  • 1985 Laurie Rinker/Larry Rinker wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

1985 74th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Mats Wilander (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

1985 74th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-2, 4-6, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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1987 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • 1988 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
  • 1991 Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1994 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1996 Donna Andrews & Mike Hulbert win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 2001 10th SEC Championship Game: #21 LSU beats #2 Tennessee, 31-20
  • 2007 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)