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This Day in Sports History (12/8/2019 – 12/14/2019)


December 8th, 1940

  • The first NFL championship game was broadcasted on national radio. The Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins 73 – 0.

December 9th, 1995

  • Running back Eddie George wins the 61st Heisman Trophy Award while playing for The University of Ohio State.

December 10th, 1973

  • The American League votes unanimously to adopt the designated hitter rule for a three year trial period.

December 11th, 1866

  • First yacht race across the Atlantic Ocean.

December 12th, 1930

  • Major League Baseball changes rule that if ball bounces over the fence it is no longer a home run but a ground rule double.

December 13th, 1997

  • Cornerback Charles Woodson wins the 63rd Heisman Trophy Award while playing for the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA.

December 14th, 1984

  • The famous sports announcer Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football.

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