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Jeff Phelps’ This Day In Sports History For November 7th

By Jeff Phelps - Cleveland's Talking Heads
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Pitcher Phil Niekro #35 (right) and brother Joe Niekro #31 (left) of the New York Yankees / (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Pitcher Phil Niekro #35 (right) and brother Joe Niekro #31 (left) of the New York Yankees / (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

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November 7th


1933 – Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1965 – Bart Starr (Green Bay Packers) was sacked 11 times by the Detroit Lions.

1968 – Red Berenson (St. Louis Blues) scored 6 goals in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blues won the game 8-0.

1973 – New Jersey became the first U.S. state to permit girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

1983 – Ali Haji-Sheikh (New York Giants) kicked his second 56 yard field goal.

1988 – Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde.

1991 – Magic Johnson (NBA) announced that he had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball.

1999 – Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.

Birthdays

1944 – Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)

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