Today in Sports History: November 29

By Jonah Sharf On November 29, 1927, legendary sportscaster Vin Scully was born. Scully began his career in 1950 calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and remained with the team through everything—including a move to Los Angeles—until 2016. He had an incredible 67-season run with the Dodgers, and has been earned many awards and honors,…

Today in Sports History: November 28

By Jonah Sharf On November 28, 1989, Rickey Henderson signed a four-year, $12 million deal with the Oakland Athletics that tied him for richest contract in MLB history at the time. The deal was also the first four-year deal signed in almost half a decade, making Henderson a pioneer for longer-term contracts for baseball players….

Today in Sports History: November 27

By Jonah Sharf On November 27, 1966, the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 72-41 in the highest scoring game in NFL history. Washington was led by an efficient three-touchdown game by quarterback Sonny Jurgensen as well as an impressive defensive effort from Brig Owens. Owens intercepted three passes, returning one for a touchdown,…

Today in Sports History: November 26

On November 26, 1975, Fred Lynn, then of the Boston Red Sox, was named the American League MVP and Rookie of the Year. Lynn posted a slash line of .331/.401/.566 to go along with 21 home runs and 105 RBI in his rookie year. He led the league in slugging percentage, OPS (.967), runs scored…

Today in Sports History: November 20

By Jonah Sharf On November 20, 1997, A.C. Green played in his 907th consecutive NBA game, breaking Randy Smith’s record for most consecutive games played. Green would finish his career with a record 1,192 consecutive games played, a seemingly unbreakable record. Green was a solid contributor on great teams, winning two championships with the Lakers…

Today in Sports History: November 19

By Jonah Sharf On November 19, 1978, cornerback Herm Edwards of the Philadelphia Eagles recovered a fumble by New York Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik with 20 seconds left and returned it for a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 19-17 victory. The win by the Eagles was given the nickname “The Miracle at the Meadowlands.” The…

Today in Sports History: November 18

By Jonah Sharf On November 18, 1985, Washington quarterback Joe Theismann’s career was ended by one hit from Lawrence Taylor. Upon being sacked by Taylor, Theismann suffered a compound fracture of both his fibula and tibia and would never return to football again. During his career, Theismann was selected to two pro bowls, won an…

Today in Sports History: November 17

By Jonah Sharf On November 17, 1956, Jim Brown had one of the most legendary games of both his college and professional careers. The Syracuse and later Cleveland Browns running back ran for 197 yards, scored six touchdowns, and kicked seven extra points in his final regular season college game. This tallied up to an…

Today in Sports History: November 16

By Jonah Sharf On November 16, 1957, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish beat the Oklahoma Sooners 7-0. While a 7-0 game seems like nothing out of the ordinary, it was much more—with the win, Notre Dame snapped Oklahoma’s 47-game winning streak. To this day, 47 games remains the longest win streak in NCAA Division I…

Today in Sports History: November 15

By Jonah Sharf On November 15, 1960, Laker legend Elgin Baylor scored what was then an NBA record 71 points against the Knicks. The record was passed just over a year later by Wilt Chamberlain when he scored 78, and several times over the next couple seasons by Chamberlain, including his 100 point game in…