Events in Sport on November 11

  • 1889 British Open Golf, Musselburgh Links: Willie Park Jr wins his second Open title; beats Andrew Kirkaldy by 5 in 36-hole playoff

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1926 Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1934 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful

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1943 Spud Chandler wins AL MVP; Stan Musial wins NL MVP

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1944 NY Rangers set NHL record of 25 games without a win (0-21-4)
  • 1946 New York Knicks' 1st game at Madison Square Garden, lose 78-68 to Chicago Stags
  • 1953 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • 1960 Largest NY Knick 49th St Madison Square Garden crowd-18,499

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1963 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe

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1968 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1972 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup

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1980 Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1982 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • 1983 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA

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1987 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1987 Football striker Mark Hughes plays for Wales and Bayern Munich in 2 countries on same day; appears for Wales in 2-0 European Championship loss to Czechoslovakia in Prague, then jets to Munich for 3-2 Cup win over Borussia
  • 1996 Braves' John Smoltz wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award
  • 1997 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 2000 155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel near Kaprun, Austria
  • 2000 12th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 28-16 in South Bend
  • 2001 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium's first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)

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2002 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats American Serena Williams 7–5, 6–3 to win the season-ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

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2007 Justine Henin of Belgium beats Russian Maria Sharapova 5–7, 7–5, 6–3 to win $1m winners cheque and her 2nd straight season-ending WTA Tour Championship in Madrid, Spain

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

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2013 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
  • 2014 Samsung Lions win the 2014 Korean Series in baseball
  • 2018 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: in a final denuded of both countries' top players Kateřina Siniaková beats American Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to clinch a 3-0 win for the home side