Events in Sport on November 18

  • 1905 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham

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1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

  • 1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft
  • 1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels

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1964 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP

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1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

Boxing Title Fight

1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

  • 1975 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • 1976 Yanks sign free agent Don Gullett

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1979 29th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins

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1980 Despite missing 45 games, George Brett wins AL MVP

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1981 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

  • 1982 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • 1984 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • 1984 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17; Winnipeg scores final 44 points of the game
  • 1984 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1984 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0

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1985 Dwight Gooden (NL) & Bret Saberhagen (AL) win Cy Young

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1987 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

Solheim Cup

1990 1st Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Lake Nona G & CC: US beats Europe 11½-4½ in inaugural event; Kathy Whitworth US captain; Mickey Walker Europe skipper

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1990 40th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

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1990 Andre Agassi claims his first and only season-ending ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 5–7, 7–6, 7–5, 6–2 win over defending champion Stefan Edberg in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1990 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0

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1990 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2 to win her first of 3 straight WTA Tour Championships in NYC; first 5-set women's final since 1901

  • 1991 Auburn men's basketball team placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations and not eligible for post-season play 1991-92
  • 1995 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • 1997 Arizona Diamondbacks & Tampa Bay Devil Rays expansion draft
  • 1997 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • 2000 65th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 9-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2001 Home crowd favourite Leyton Hewitt wins his first of 2 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Frenchman Sébastien Grosjean in Sydney, Australia
  • 2006 71st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 22-15 in Tuscaloosa
  • 2007 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

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2007 Roger Federer scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 in the final in Shanghai, China

  • 2012 101st Davis Cup: Czech Republic beats Spain in Prague (3-2)
  • 2012 Brad Keselowski driving for Penske Racing finishes 5th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway to clinch the Nascar Sprint Cup

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2012 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2012 US Formula One Grand Prix

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2018 21 year old German Alexander Zverev breaks through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4, 6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Đoković