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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 11/20

1926 – Gary Emerson football wins a mythical state championship, their fourth as a program, defeating South Bend 20-0.

1928 –The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 in the first sporting event held in the legendary Boston Gardens.

1934 – Harvey Jackson of the Toronto Maple Leafs becomes the first player in NHL history to score four goals in a single period.

1942 – The NHL ends overtime for regular season games until World War II is completed.

1952 – Hank Sauer of the Cubs is named NL MVP.

1976 – The Merrillville Pirates football team wins the state championship, beating Indianapolis Cathedral 28-24.

1977 – Bears running back Walter Payton sets an NFL rushing record by rushing for 275 yards in a game – a 10-7 win over the Vikings.

1977 – Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largents sets an NFL record with a reception in 177 consecutive games.

1982 – Known as “The Play”, Cal beats Stanford 25-20 on a kickoff return that featured five laterals and Kevin Moen running through the Stanford band, which ran onto the field too early, into the end zone.

1987 – The Highland Trojans football team punches their ticket to Indianapolis, defeating Carmel 30-28 to advance to state.

1997 – AC Green of the Mavericks sets an NBA record by playing in his 907th career game.

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