Events in Sport on November 27

  • 1870 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"

Sports History

1941 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio is named AL MVP, for the 2nd time

  • 1943 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Flying Wildcats defeat Winnipeg RCAF Bombers, 23-14
  • 1946 English soccer team beats Netherlands, 8-2
  • 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
  • 1948 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 12-7
  • 1950 Red Sox sign shortstop Lou Boudreau as a player to 2-year contract
  • 1953 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • 1954 19th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 28-0 in Birmingham
  • 1954 CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos win first of 3 straight Championships; defeat Montreal Alouettes, 26-25
  • 1956 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers

Olympic Gold

1956 Al Oerter wins first of 4 consecutive men's discus gold medals when he throws Olympic record 56.36m to lead an American medal sweep at the Melbourne Games; Fortune Gordien silver, Desmond Koch bronze

  • 1956 Bobby Morrow takes out the Melbourne Olympics sprint double when he wins the 200m gold medal in equal world record 20.75s; beats American teammates Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker
  • 1956 Elżbieta Krzesińska of Poland equals world record with leap of 6.53m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics

Sports History

1960 Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

  • 1960 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1961 Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games
  • 1965 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1965 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham
  • 1965 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
  • 1966 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41

Golf Tournament

1966 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills

  • 1970 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • 1971 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • 1972 Yanks trade Ellis, Torres & Spikes to Indians for Nettles & Moses
  • 1974 MLB St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1976 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • 1977 CFL Grey Cup, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Montreal Alouettes beat Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6; record Grey Cup crowd 68,318; game referred to as the 'Ice Bowl'; Dan Sweet record 23 points
  • 1979 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG
  • 1982 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years

Davis Cup

1982 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

  • 1982 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)
  • 1983 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos' first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
  • 1985 Cards Vince Coleman wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1987 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • 1988 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers edge BC Lions, 22-21; first Grey Cup game won by a team with only a .500 season

Sports History

1993 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)

  • 1993 India defeat West Indies in Bengal Jubilee Cricket Final, Kumble 6-12
  • 1994 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal
  • 1997 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 2004 Marco Antonio Barrera beats Erik Morales by majority decision to win WBC super featherweight boxing title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; final fight of legendary trilogy; The Ring's 'Fight of the Year'
  • 2004 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Edmonton Eskimos beat Montreal Alouettes, 38-35; first time in 44 years Grey Cup goes into overtime
  • 2006 Ballon d'Or: Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry
  • 2009 74th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 26-21 in Auburn
  • 2011 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23 for their 6th Championship

Sports History

2011 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain his F1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 122 points from Jenson Button

Sports History

2011 Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 6–7, 6–3 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in London, England

Sports History

2013 Tiger Woods is named PGA Tour's Player of the Year for the 11th time

  • 2014 Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer
  • 2014 Stephanie Gilmore wins her 6th women's world surfing title
  • 2016 CFL Grey Cup, BMO Field, Toronto: Ottawa Redblacks upset the heavily favoured Calgary Stampeders, 39–33 in overtime to win a championship in just their 3rd season of existence

Sports History

2016 German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg clinches his only F1 World Driver's Championship with victory in season ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; wins title by 5 points from teammate Lewis Hamilton