Events in Sport on November 4

  • 1889 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • 1924 California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
  • 1934 Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7
  • 1939 1940 Olympics awarded to Helsinki, Finland
  • 1951 9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US)
  • 1951 NY Giants & NY Yanks score back-to-back TDs on kickoff returns
  • 1951 Vijay Merchant scores 154 v England in his last Test Cricket innings
  • 1953 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk

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1959 Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 1962 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
  • 1972 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
  • 1973 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • 1975 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award

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1976 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1978 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)

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1978 3rd annual reentry free-agent draft, Pete Rose, Tommy John, & Darrell Evans, available

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1980 Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)
  • 1980 Sadaharu Oh, 40, pro-baseball's all-time HR run king with 868, retires
  • 1983 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • 1984 Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1987 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1987 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • 1988 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • 1989 First NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to NJ Nets, 111-106
  • 1989 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
  • 1990 20th NYC Women's Marathon won by Wanda Panfil in 2:30:45
  • 1990 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • 1990 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mazda Japan 133 Golf Classic

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1990 41st Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by seven points

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1992 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • 1992 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
  • 1994 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
  • 1995 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
  • 1995 Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89
  • 2001 MLB World Series: Arizona Diamondbacks defeat New York Yankees to win 4-3
  • 2009 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Philadelphia Phillies to win 4-2
  • 2012 Kimi Raikkonen wins Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2012