1951- Yogi Berra wins first of three AL MVP (.294 average, 27 HR’s, 88 RBI)
1952- Maurice Richard, Montreal Canadiens, scores his 325th career goal to break 1940 record set by Nels Stewart.
1961- Whitey Ford wins AL Cy Young (25-4, 3.21 ERA, 11 complete games).
1963 – The Merrillville Pirates end the season with a 13-7 win over Gary Wirt at Trooper Field in Miller.
1966- Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles, wins AL MVP. He was the first player to win MVP in both leagues (.316 average, 49 HR’s, 122 RBI).
1968 – Chesterton stops Lowell’s eight-winning streak with a 19-14 win over the Red Devils. Les Klein’s Lowell team posts the school’s best record (8-2) in 32 years.
1970- Tom Dempsey, New Orleans Saints, hits an NFL-record 63-yard field goal at Tulane Stadium. He was born without toes on his kicking foot.
1973 – EC Roosevelt closes out the season with a 30-29 win over Gary Wallace.
1985 – Leroy Marsh and the Munster Mustangs bring home the school’s first ever sectional championship trophy with a 23-7 win at Bishop Noll.
1985 – The Merrillville Pirates win the school’s second sectional title with a 14-7 victory over the Crown Point Bulldogs.
1986 – The Valparaiso Vikings win the IHSAA Boys Cross Country state championship.
1990- Darryl Strawbery signs 5-year deal with LA Dodgers.
1991- Cal Ripken Jr. wins AL MVP (.323, 34 HR’s, 114 RBI).
1991- Paul Coffey, Pittsburgh Penguins, scores his 311th goal to set record for an NHL defensemen.
1991 – Ivan Zimmer’s Andrean 59ers defeat the Munster Mustangs 21-0 at Father Eckert Field to win their third straight sectional title.
1991 – Les Thorton and the Griffith Panthers win their second consecutive and fourth overall sectional title with a 34-0 win over Bishop Noll.
1992- Sacramento Kings defeat Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles for the first time since 1974. Lost in Los Angeles 43 straight times.
1996 – The Munster Mustangs captured their fifth and most recent sectional title with a 7-0 win over Shane Radtke and the Griffith Panthers at the Marsh Lands. The Panthers had their chances but after losing seven of 10 fumbles, their sectional championship dreams died in a mud-splattered heap near the Munster goal line.
1997- Tampa Bay Devil Rays name Larry Rothschild as their first manager.
1998- Jeff Gordon wins NAPA 500 in Atlanta. Tied Richard Petty’s NASCAR record of 13 wins in a season.
2002 – Griffith wins their 11th sectional championship by beating the Morton Governors 62-34. Under the guidance of head coach Roy Richards, the Governors appear in their first ever sectional title game – and the first of eight for the program during the Richards era.
2004- Jason Bay wins rookie of the year (.282 average, 26 HR’s, 82 RBI).
2005- Bartolo Colon wins AL Cy Young (21-8, 3.48 ERA, 157 strikeouts).
2013 – A week after winning the school’s first and only sectional of the 21st century, the Lake Central Indians fall to Penn 34-6 at Freed Field near Mishawaka.