On This Day

Events in Sport on November 15

  • 1900 Dutch soccer club NEC is established in Nijmegen

Boxing Title Fight

1901 James J. Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

  • 1901 6th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 1913 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Ernie Parker beats NZ namesake Harry Parker 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2

Sports History

1946 Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

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1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

  • 1947 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • 1951 1st-class cricket debut of future great Pakistani batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 26 in drawn tour match, Pakistan XI v MCC, Lahore
  • 1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 1959 Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17

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1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

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1961 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

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1962 Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

  • 1964 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

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1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas

  • 1965 Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)

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1967 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

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1968 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"

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1970 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

  • 1972 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • 1978 Pirates outfielder Dave Parker wins NL MVP

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1980 30th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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1983 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

  • 1987 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)

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1987 Brazilian Williams driver Nelson Piquet retires from Australian Grand Prix at Adelaide with break trouble but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 12 points from Nigel Mansell

  • 1988 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award
  • 1989 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award

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1989 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis & Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi

  • 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
  • 1991 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 1992 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • 1992 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins

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2004 Maria Sharapova becomes the first Russian to win the tennis season-ending WTA Tour Championship; beats American Serena Williams 4–6, 6–2, 6–4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

  • 2015 Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Prague, Czech Republic: Czech pair Karolína Plíšková & Barbora Strýcová beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova & Elena Vesnina of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for a 3-2 win and 9th title for the home country

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2017 3 UCLA basketball players suspended after admitting shoplifting in China, only released at President Trump's request

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2018 LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the NBA's career scoring list with 44 points for the LA Lakers in 126-117 victory over Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

  • 2020 84th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Dustin Johnson fires record total -20 to win his first Masters title by 5 strokes from Cameron Smith of Australia & South Korean Sungjae Im

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2020 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton clinches 4th straight and record equalling 7th F1 World Drivers C'ship by winning Turkish GP at Intercity Istanbul Park, Tuzla