On This Day

Events in Sport on November 8

Sports History

1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

Sports History

1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria

  • 1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

Sports History

1951 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

Sports History

1966 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

Sports History

1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

  • 1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • 1970 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • 1984 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test for Pakistan

Sports History

1987 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;

  • 1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • 1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year

Contract of Interest

1990 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

Sports History

1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring mark with 311th goal

Sports History

1992 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season

  • 1994 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
  • 1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
  • 1997 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
  • 2008 18th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 17-0 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2009 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Reggio Calabria, Italy: Flavia Pennetta beats American Melanie Oudin 7-5, 6-2 to give the home team an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-0) and their 2nd title
  • 2017 Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal