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This Day in Sports History (12/1/2019 – 12/7/2019)

Introduction

December 1st, 1971

  • The Chicago Cubs release superstar Ernie Banks, but sign him as a coach.

December 2nd, 1993

  • The Houston Rockers start the NBA season 15 – 0 (NBA Record).

December 3rd, 1988

  • Barry Sanders of Oklahoma State wins the Heisman Trophy Award.

December 4th, 1920

  • The first professional football playoff game is played at Polo Grounds Stadium. Buffalo – 7 Canton – 3.

December 5th, 1974

  • The National Football League welcomes the Seattle Seahawks franchise.

December 6th, 1992

  • Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers catches his 101st career touchdown pass. This is an NFL record.

December 7th, 1907

  • Eugene Corri is the first referee to call a boxing match in the ring.

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