TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1940 First NFL cham­pi­onship on na­tional ra­dio; Chicago Bears beat Washington Redskins 73-0. 1942 8th Heis­man Tro­phy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Ge­or­gia (half back). 1948 14th Heis­man Tro­phy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (half back). 1951 Amer­i­can League al­ters its re­stric­tions on night games, adopt­ing Na­tional League’s sus­pended game rule and lift­ing its ban on lights for Sun­day games. 1953 19th Heis­man Tro­phy Award: John Lat­tner, Notre Dame (half back). 1955 21st Heis­man Tro­phy Award: Howard Cas­sady, Ohio State (half back). 1955 Brook­lyn catcher Roy Cam­panella wins his third Most Valu­able Player Award. 1956 Games of the XVI Olympiad close in Melbourne, Aus­tralia. 1960 Ex­pan­sion Los An­ge­les An­gels sign a four-year lease to use Dodger Sta­dium. 1961 Larry Costello scores 32 con­sec­u­tive points with­out a miss (NBA record). 1961 Wilt Cham­ber­lain scores the sec­ond high­est to­tal in the NBA; 78 points. 1967 NHL’s Cal­i­for­nia Seals change name to Oak­land Seals. 1973 39th Heis­man Tro­phy Award: John Cap­pel­letti, Penn State (run­ning back). 1974 Oakville’s Sandra Post wins LPGA Col­gate Far East Golf Open. 1977 43rd Heis­man Tro­phy Award: Earl Camp­bell, Texas (run­ning back). 1985 60th Australian Women’s Ten­nis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-2, 4-6, 6-2). 1985 New York Jets Ken O’Brien throws a team record 96-yard touch­down pass to Wes­ley Walker. 1987 Philadel­phia Fly­ers’ Ron Hex­tall be­comes first goalie to ac­tu­ally score a goal. 1990 Cleve­land In­di­ans agree to a lease new ball­park in Gate­way (Ja­cobs Field). 1992 Barry Bonds signs the rich­est con­tract in ma­jor league his­tory: $43 mil­lion/six years with the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants. 2008 Greg Mad­dux an­nounces his re­tire­ment from Ma­jor League Base­ball af­ter 23 sea­sons and 355 wins. Mad­dux pitched for the Chicago Cubs, At­lanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers, and claimed four suc­ces­sive Cy Young Awards from 1992 as best pitcher in the Na­tional League.

Brook­lyn Dodger catcher Roy Cam­panella, seen here with team­mate Jackie Robin­son, won his third Na­tional League MVP ti­tle (a car crash left him par­a­lyzed in 1958), 62 years ago to­day.

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