This Day in Sports History: 12/13

  • 1936 – The Redskins play their last game in Boston as they will move to Washington DC the following season.

  • 1956 – The Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to the Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000. Robinson opts to retire rather than to play for the Giants.

  • 1977 – 14 University of Evansville basketball players are killed in a plane crash.

  • 1983 – The Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime in the highest scoring game in NBA history.

  • 1991 – Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics becomes the fifth player in NBA history to play in 1,200 career games.

  • 1995 – Paul Coffey of the Detroit Red Wings becomes the first defenseman in NHL history to record 1,000 career points.

  • 1996 – After spending 13 years as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Roger Clemens signs a free agent contract with division rival Toronto for three years and $25 million. Clemens wins the Cy Young in both 1997 & 1998, his only two years with the Blue Jays.

  • 1997 – University of Michigan corner back Charles Woodson is the first, and to date only, primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy.

  • 2000 – The Boston Red Sox sign Manny Ramirez to an eight year $160 million contract.

  • 2007 – The Mitchell Report, which investigated performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball, is publicly released with 89 players on the list of having used steroids, including Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi,  Roger Clemens & Miguel Tejada.

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