On This Day

Events in Sport on November 13

  • 1875 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • 1900 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1907 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

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1946 Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1951 Lefty O'Doul's all-stars, including Joe DiMaggio and Billy Martin, lose 3-1 to Pacific League all-star team (Japan)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1954 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • 1958 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner announces plans to begin a new baseball called the Continental League
  • 1964 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

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1968 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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1973 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1974 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

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1979 Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1982 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

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1988 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna finishes 2nd in the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins title by 3 points from Alain Prost

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna

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1991 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

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1992 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

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1994 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1994 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • 1996 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP

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2005 French tennis star Amélie Mauresmo beats countrywoman Mary Pierce 5–7, 7–6, 6–4 for the season ending WTA Tour Championship at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 2014 Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket
  • 2014 Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout wins the MVP awards in MLB for 2014
  • 2016 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Strasbourg, France: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 7-5 to wrap up 3-2 win and 3rd straight title
  • 2017 Italy fails to qualify for 2018 Football World Cup (first time since 1958), after play-off defeat against Sweden
  • 2017 First Barbie doll to wear a hijab, modeled on Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad unveiled in New York