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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 11/3

1926 – Ty Cobb resigns as manager of the Detroit Tigers. He is replaced by George Moriarty who becomes the first person in baseball history to have been a player, umpire, scout and manager.

1953 – The MLB Rules Committee restores the sacrifice fly rule, which was eliminated in 1939, saying that a sac fly is not charged as an official at bat.

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 72 points in a game, which was then the fourth highest single game total in NBA history.

1982 – San Diego Clippers guard Randy Smith plays in his 845th consecutive game, passing Johnny “Red” Kerr for the most in NBA history.

1987 – Oakland A’s first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the second player in MLB history to win the AL Rookie of the Year unanimously. McGwire, who hit 49 homers in his rookie campaign, becomes the first selected unanimous Rookie of the Year since Carlton Fisk in 1972.

1987 – New York Rangers center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points.

1989 – Lou Pinella is hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing Pete Rose, who was banned from baseball for life for gambling.

1989 – The Minnesota Timberwolves play in their first ever game, losing to the SuperSonics by a final of 106-94.

1989 – Bishop Noll wins their first, and to date only, football sectional championship in program history, beating Griffith 25-18.

1990 – Moses Malone, then with the Atlanta Hawks, sets the NBA record for career free throws made with 7,694.

1993 – Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher in MLB history to win the National League Cy Young Award in consecutive seasons for two franchises. Maddux won the award in 1992 with the Cubs and in 1993 with the Braves.

1994 – Milwaukee Bucks forward, and Gary native, Glenn Robinson signs the most lucrative rookie contract in NBA history (at the time) – a 10 year, $68.15 million deal.

1995 – The Bulls win their first game of what would be a record-setting 72 win season.

1996 – Jerry Rice becomes the first player in NFL history to catch 1,000 career passes. He would finish his career with 1,549 receptions.

1996 – At age 18 years, two months and 11 days, Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest player to debut in the NBA.

2013 – Nick Foles becomes the seventh QB in NFL history to throw for seven touchdowns in a game, accomplishing the feat against the Oakland Raiders in a 49-20 Eagles win.

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