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 game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open

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

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange

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

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestlingg Association world heavyweight title
  • 1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, 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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1976 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins

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

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 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
  • 1982 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • 1987 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 2004 92nd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 27-19
  • 2004 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins
  • 2012 Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Benítez