Events in Sport on November 21

  • 1902 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • 1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships

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1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

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1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

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1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title

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1949 Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians for $22 million, to fund his divorce settlement

  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1956 Don Newcombe wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award

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1960 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down

  • 1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • 1971 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL

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1973 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP

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1977 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

  • 1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
  • 1980 Gene Michael named 25th New York Yankees manager, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns

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1982 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins

  • 1987 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle
  • 1992 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • 1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • 1992 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

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1993 German tennis star Michael Stich scores a 7–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 win over American Pete Sampras to win his first and only ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

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1993 Top seeded German tennis player Steffi Graf wins WTA Tour Championship; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1 at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • 1998 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
  • 1999 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins

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1999 Repeat of previous year's final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • 2004 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins
  • 2004 CFL Grey Cup, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa: Toronto Argonauts defeat BC Lions, 27-19; first Grey Cup game played on next-generation FieldTurf surface

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2004 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–2 victory over Australian Leyton Hewitt in the final in Houston, Texas

  • 2012 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez
  • 2021 Alexander Zverev of Germany captures his second ATP Finals men's tennis title defeating world #2 Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 6-4 in Turin