This Day in Sports History: 12/16

  • 1918 – Jack Dempsey knocks out Carl Morris in 14 seconds.

  • 1929 – The Blackhawks defeat Pittsburgh 3-1 in the first game at Chicago Stadium.

  • 1962 – New York Giants quarterback YA Tittle sets the record for touchdown passes in a season with 33.

  • 1972 – The Miami Dolphins become the first team in NFL history to finish a regular season with an undefeated and untied record.

  • 1973 – OJ Simpsons becomes the first player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season.

  • 1975 – Bill Veeck buys a majority stake of the White Sox.

  • 1979 – Roger Staubach plays in his final regular season game for the Cowboys.

  • 1983 – The Yankees fire Billy Martin as manager for the third time and hire Yogi Berra to manage the team for a second time.

  • 2002 – The Minnesota Twins release struggling slugger David Ortiz.

  • 2006 – Falcons kicker Morten Andersen becomes the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,434 career points.

  • 2007 – Brett Favre throws for 227 yards in a Green Bay win over St. Louis and in the process becomes the NFL’s leader in career passing yards, eclipsing Dan Marino.

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