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Last Updated: December 23, 2019

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This Day in Sports History (12/22/2019 – 12/28/2019)

Introduction

December 22nd, 1959

  • The New York Rangers goal tender Marcel Paille wears a customized mask for protection.

December 23rd, 1997

  • Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson becomes the fastest to reach 500 wins in 682 total games coached.

December 24th, 1961

  • The Houston Oilers defeated the San Diego Chargers 10 to 3 in the AFL championship game.

December 25th, 1888

  • The first indoor baseball game was played at fairgrounds in Philadelphia, PA.

December 26th, 1991

  • Chuck Knolls retires from coaching in the NFL after 23 seasons.

December 27th, 1991

  • Dave Shula is hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as the youngest NFL head coach at the time. He was 32 years old.

December 28th, 2008

  • The Detroit Lions completed their season without winning a single game that year as they went 0 and 16. That was good enough for the worst record in NFL history.

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