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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.
Written by: David Green