This Day in Sports History: 11/28

  • 1895 – America’s first auto race is organized by the Chicago Times-Herald. The race went from Chicago to Evanston and back – a 55 mile trip. Six cars participated with the winning car averaging seven miles per hour.

  • 1907 – LaPorte loses to Elkhart 16-5 to close out the season. Its the second meeting between the two teams that season. Back on October 8, they played to a scoreless tie.

  • 1925 – Montreal Canadiens goalie Georges Vezina collapses in the net during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to tuberculosis. He would die four months later.

  • 1929 – Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals set an NFL record for a single game by scoring all of his team’s points — six touchdowns and four extra points — in a 40-6 win over the Chicago Bears at Comiskey Park.

  • 1938 – TCU quarterback Davey O’Brien wins the fourth Heisman Trophy.

  • 1948 – Dippy Evans of the Chicago Bears becomes the first NFL player to score two touchdowns on recovered fumbles in a game.

  • 1956 – Brookyln Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe wins the first ever Cy Young Award.

  • 1959 – Alabama beats Auburn 10-0 in the 24th Iron Bowl, snapping five straight Auburn wins in the series.

  • 1975 – Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins.

  • 1977 – Indiana State’s Larry Bird appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

  • 1978 – Sparky Anderson is fired as manager of the Reds after nine seasons. Anderson led the Reds to World Series titles in ’75 & ’76.

  • 1979 – New York Islanders goalie Billy Smith becomes the first goalie in NHL history to get credit for a goal. Smith was the last Islander to touch the puck before Rob Ramage of the Colorado Rockies puts it into his own net.

  • 1981 – Bear Bryant wins his 315th career game as a college football head coach, passing Amos Alonzo Stagg for most all time.

  • 1987 – Highland falls to Ben Davis 14-7 in the Class 5A state championship.

  • 1987 – Hobart wins the Class 4A state championship with a dominating 31-0 win over Jasper. It’s the first state title in the history of the program.

  • 1997 – Michael Jordan passes Elvin Hayes for 4th place on the all-time NBA scoring list with 27,314 points.

  • 2002 – Michael Jordan, then with the Wizards, announces that he would retire for the third, and final, time at the end of the season.

  • 2003 – The Arizona Diamondbacks trade Curt Schilling to the Boston Red Sox.

  • 2009 – Lowell is defeated by Evansville Reitz 23-9 in the Class 4A state championship. Its also Kirk Kennedy’s final game as head coach of the Red Devils.

  • 2014 – Rensselaer Central caps an undefeated 15-0 season with a 45-21 victory over Evansville Mater Dei in the Class 2A state championship.

  • 2015 – Whiting falls to Monrovia 33-6 in the Class 2A state championship.

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