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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 12/6

THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1913 – The White Sox beat the Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo.

1925 – Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7.

1939 – 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB).

1957 – Gardnar Mulloy becomes oldest American to win a Davis Cup tennis match at age 44 years, 14 days; teams with Vic Seixas to give US a match-clinching, 3-0 lead over the Philippines in the Inter Zone 1st round in Adelaide, Australia.

1961 – 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) (1st African American to win).

1968 – Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years.

1970 – Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106.

1975 – 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB).

1981 – PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, Turnberry Isle CC: Miller Barber wins his first of 5 Champions Tour major titles by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer.

1988 – Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest).

1992 – San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown in a 27-3 win over Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park.

1992 – San Francisco Giants sign record $43 million pact with Pirates MLB outfielder Barry Bonds.

2003 – 12th SEC Championship Game: #3 LSU beats #5 Georgia, 34-13.

2018 – Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry explodes for franchise-record 238 yards & 4 touchdowns in 30-9 win v Jacksonville Jaguars in Nashville; 99-yard TD run ties Dallas Cowboys HOF RB Tony Dorsett’s longest run in NFL history.

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