This Day in Sports History: 12/1

  • 1924 – The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons face off in the first NHL game that’s played in the United States – it’s held at Boston Arena.

  • 1930 – The NHL removes the 20 minute “slashing-about –the-head” penalty.

  • 1956 – Luis Aparicio of the White Sox is named AL MVP after hitting .266 with 56 RBI & 21 stolen bases.

  • 1962 – The Grey Cup (Canadian Football League championship) is suspended due to fog covering the field. It is resumed the next day with Winnipeg defeating Hamilton 28-27.

  • 1964 – The Houston Colt .45s change their name to the Astros.

  • 1967 – Wilt Chamberlain sets a record with 22 missed free throws in a game.

  • 1967 – Major League Baseball awards Seattle a new American League franchise.

  • 1970 – The NHL takes control over the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise.

  • 1971 – The Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach.

  • 1981 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson to become the second leading scorer in NBA history.

  • 1984 – Doug Flutie wins the 50th Heisman Trophy.

  • 1994 – Mike Frier of the Seattle Seahawks is paralyzed in a car accident.

  • 1996 – Hershey Hawkins of the Seattle Supersonics scores the 7,000,000th point in NBA history.

  • 1997 – Golden State’s Latrell Sprewell attacks his head coach, PJ Carlesimo.

  • 2002 – Falcons quarterback Michael Vick sets a single game rushing record for QBs with 173 yards on the ground against the Vikings.

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