On This Day

Events in Sport on November 19

  • 1906 London selected to host 1908 Olympics
  • 1932 Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game
  • 1939 Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship

Sports History

1951 Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

  • 1953 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
  • 1961 Houston Oilers quarterback George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns in a 49-13 rout of NY Titans at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston
  • 1968 New York Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of the Year

Sports History

1975 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP

  • 1977 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1978 "The Miracle at the Meadowlands", Eagles Herman Edwards returns a fumble for a touchdown with 31 seconds left to give Philadelphia a 19-17 victory over the rival New York Giants
  • 1978 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins

Contract of Interest

1979 Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

Sports History

1983 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Sports History

1983 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

Sports History

1984 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

Sports History

1986 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins NL MVP

  • 1989 US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
  • 1989 39th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rusty Wallace wins

Sports History

1989 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf regains the WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 7–5, 2–6, 6–2

Sports History

1990 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds wins NL MVP

Sports History

1991 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

  • 1994 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • 1995 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20
  • 1995 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sports History

1995 Home crowd favorite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

  • 1996 Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox

Sports History

2000 Swiss tennis star Martina Hingis wins WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC; beats Monica Seles, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4

  • 2005 70th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-18 in Auburn
  • 2006 CFL Grey Cup, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg: BC Lions win 5th Championship; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 25-14

Sports History

2006 Roger Federer captures his 3rd Tennis Masters Cup title with a comfortable 6–0, 6–3, 6–4 win over American James Blake in the final in Shanghai, China

  • 2011 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Sports History

2017 Martin Truex Jr., driving for Furniture Row Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by 5 points from Kyle Busch

  • 2017 Bulgarian tennis star Gregor Dimitrov breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title with a 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win in London over David Goffin of Belgium

Sports History

2018 Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams score 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes' 6 TD passes for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history

  • 2019 EPL club Tottenham sacks high profile manager Mauricio Pochettino after disappointing start to season; replacement is higher profile ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

NBA Record

2019 LeBron James hits 25 points, 11 rebounds & 10 assists as LA Lakers' beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 112-107 to become first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises

  • 2021 MLB Cleveland Indians name change to Guardians becomes official