On This Day

Events in Sport on November 12

  • 1885 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
  • 1892 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become first professional football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • 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
  • 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 inaugural inductees in Racing 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
  • 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
  • 1979 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
  • 1981 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Oakland A's)
  • 1982 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • 1982 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'
  • 1983 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3

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1985 Richard Hadlee takes 15-123 for cricket match New Zealand v Australia at Brisbane

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee

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

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1995 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill

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
  • 2006 Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne wins WTA Tour Championship title decider in Madrid, Spain; beats defending champion Amélie Mauresmo 6-4, 6-3

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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

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2012 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his second season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title beating 6-time champion Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 in the final in London. England

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2017 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Minsk, Belarus: American pair Shelby Rogers & Coco Vandeweghe beats Aryna Sabalenka & Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 to wrap up 3-2 win and record extending 18th title for the US
  • 2019 Former Houston Astros MLB pitcher Mike Fiers reveals team secretly “stole signs” via camera from visiting teams 2015-17; comms between opposing pitchers & catchers intercepted and relayed to Astros batters