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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 12/10

1831 – “Spirit of the Times” begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century.

1919 – NL votes to ban the spitball’s use by all new pitchers.

1922 – Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards.

1935 – A’s sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000.

1939 – National Football League Championship, Dairy Bowl, West Allis, Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 27-0; Packers 5th title.

1954 – Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium.

1968 – Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1978 – Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1983 – Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7.

1992 – NHL awards franchises to Miami & Anaheim for 1994-95.

1995 – 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81.

2005 – 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB); Bush later forfeits trophy.

2012 – 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB); first freshman to win the award.

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