This Day in Sports History: 11/27

  • 1913 – Hammond High defeats a team comprised of students from Gary schools Emerson & Froebel 40-0 to close out the season.

  • 1919 – Michigan City Elston loses to Bronson Hall 20-0 to finish the season winless. Since the team did not play from 1912-1918, that means the last win for the Red Devils was on November 11, 1911.

  • 1937 – Hammond High defeats Montgomery Lanier 12-7 to finish the season with a perfect 10-0 record and are named as AP state champions.

  • 1940 – Michigan running back, and Gary native, Tom Harmon wins the Heisman Trophy. While attending Horace Mann, Harmon earned 14 varsity letters, won the state championship in both the 100 yard dash and 22 yard low hurdles while also scoring 150 points in a football season – the most of any high school player in the country.

  • 1947 – Joe DiMaggio edges Ted Williams by one vote to win the AL MVP. It’s the third time in his career that DiMaggio won the award.

  • 1960 – Gordie Howe becomes the first player in NHL history to score 1,000 career points.

  • 1966 – The Redskins defeat the Giants 72-41 in the highest scoring game in NFL history.

  • 1975 – Fred Lynn of the Boston Red Sox becomes the first MLB rookie to win an MVP award.

  • 1980 – Dave Williams of the Bears becomes the first player in NFL history to return a kickoff for a touchdown in overtime.

  • 1993 – Hobart wins the Class 4A state championship with a 31-18 win over East Central.

  • 1993 – Lake Central falls 33-27 to Bloomington South in the Class 5A state title game.

  • 1994 – Then with the Chiefs, Joe Montana becomes the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw for more than 40,000 career yards.

  • 1997 – Barry Sanders moves in to second place on the NFL’s all-time leading rusher list.

  • 2004 – Andrean defeats Heritage Hills 21-14 to win the Class 3A state championship.

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