Events in Sport on November 12

  • 1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
  • 1904 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
  • 1920 Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner
  • 1931 Maple Leaf Gardens opens in Toronto - Chic Blackhawks beat Leafs, 2-1
  • 1932 10th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 28-7 in Baltimore
  • 1933 1st game at NFL Pitts Pirate's Forbes Field, lose to Bkln Dodgers 32-0
  • 1950 Gene Roberts sets NFL NY Giant rushing record (218 yds) vs Chic Cards
  • 1952 Philadelphia A's pitcher Bobby Shantz wins AL MVP
  • 1952 White Sox place Jim Rivera on 1 year probation after cleared of rape
  • 1953 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
  • 1955 E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame
  • 1959 White Sox 2B Nellie Fox wins AL's MVP
  • 1966 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • 1967 Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • 1972 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 1975 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • 1975 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • 1975 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
  • 1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket v India, goes to 215
  • 1983 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • 1985 R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane

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1986 Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award unanimously

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1988 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • 1990 "The Body Bag Game" - after Eagles coach Buddy Ryan threatens beating Redskins so badly "they'll have to be carted off in body bags" the Eagles defense score 3 touchdowns winning 28–14, knocking 8 Redskins out of the game
  • 1992 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time
  • 1995 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • 1995 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

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1995 Last day of Test cricket for New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • 1995 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

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1995 46th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 33 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1995 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • 1998 NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2012 Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure