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What Happened in Sports on December 20Th in History

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What Happened in Sports on December 20thin History

1891- Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses, strongest man ever to live

1894 – England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket

1920- Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG

1921- AL votes to return to best-of-7 games to decide the World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7 to decide the World Series, it is still best of 7 today.

1926- Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring, one of the worst trades in history, he bats .361 for the Giants and they trade him to Braves where he hits .387

1929- Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager

1940-Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000

1966 – NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season

1973 – Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

1980- NBC broadcasts NY Jets’ 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio

1981 – Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)

1983 –Montreal Canadien Guy Lafleur became 10th NHL player to score 500 goals

1983 – NY Islanders score their most goals (11) in a game vs. Pittsburg Penguins

1985-New York Islander great Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer with 916 points

1985 –Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

1987 – 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)

1987 –Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

1991- NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Bay Lightning & Ottawa Senators

2003 Joe Namath Drunk on ESPN

2005 Kobe Bryant Scores 62 points in three quarters

2010 Brett Favre gets hit in the Chicago Bears 40-14 romp over the Minnesota Vikings likely ending Brett Favre’s career

Famous Birthdays in Sports on December 20th

1928-Jack Christianson-NFL Hall of Famer and Detroit Lions defensive back, died in 1986

1949-Cecil Cooper 1stbasemen for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers

1961-Nate Newton-NFL Guard for the Dallas Cowboys

1976-Aubrey Huff-1stbasemen for the San Francisco Giants

1981- James Shield-Pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays




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