Jeff Phelps’ This Day In Sports History: Dec. 6

Here’s what happened on this date in sports history for December 6:

1960 – Gene Autry and Bob Reynolds were granted the Los Angeles Angels baseball franchise by the American League.


1970 – Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106


1973 – NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington DC (doesn’t happen)

1988 – The Milwaukee Bucks won their 1,000th NBA game.

1990 – The National Hockey League granted a membership to the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators.

Birthdays

1921 – Otto Graham, AAFC/NFL QB (Cleveland Browns)

1945 – Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)

1982 – Robbie Gould, American football player