This Day in Sports History: 12/4

  • 1909 – The University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale 26-6 in the first ever CFL Grey Cup championship.

  • 1943 – MLB commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis announces that clubs are allowed to sign African-American players.

  • 1956 – Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy.

  • 1987 – Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s streak of 787 consecutive games of scoring double-digit points comes to an end.

  • 1996 – The Orlando Magic tie an NBA record by scoring the fewest amount of points in a game with the 24 second shot clock as they fall to Cleveland 84-57.

  • 1997 – The NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for one year after attacking coach PJ Carlesimo.

  • 1997 – Barry Sanders sets an NFL record by running for 100 or more yards for the 12th straight game.

  • 2003 – The Red Sox hire Terry Francona as manager. He’d go on to lead the team to two World Series titles.

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