The Sun Remembers: This Week in Sports History for Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Nov. 30, 1988: A 6-4 American Hockey League win over the Adirondack Red Wings at Baltimore Arena gives the Skipjacks their seventh straight victory and 14th of the season — surpassing their total for all of 1987. Robin Bawa scores twice for Baltimore.

Nov. 28, 1976: Bert Jones passes for three touchdowns as the Colts (10-2) clinch an NFL playoff berth with a 33-16 victory over the New York Jets before an announced 44,023 at Memorial Stadium.

Nov. 30, 1965: Forward Bailey Howell (40 points, 18 rebounds) and center Johnny Kerr (30 and 12) lead the Bullets past Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia 76ers, 129-108, in the first game of an NBA doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Nov. 26, 1963: Upon learning that he had been voted to receive the Heisman Trophy, Navy quarterback Roger Staubach says: “This is really great, but we’ve still got Army [to play].” A landslide winner, Staubach is the fourth junior to win the award, having passed for 1,375 yards and rushed for 363 more for the then-8-1 Midshipmen.

Dec. 1, 1956: Despite protests by Navy football coach Eddie Erdelatz and his players, William Smedberg III, the academy superintendent, declines a Cotton Bowl invitation for the No. 16 Midshipmen. “I don’t believe our record [6-1-2] warrants the honor,” Smedberg says.

Nov. 30, 1946: In a stunning near-upset, Army nips Navy, 21-18, in football before an announced 102,000 at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia. It’s the eighth straight loss for the Midshipmen, who are driving on Army’s 4-yard line at game’s end. Doc Blanchard scores two touchdowns and Glenn Davis one for the Cadets, who are undefeated for three years.

Nov. 30, 1941: In a riotous American Soccer League game, the New York Americans defeat the Baltimore Soccer Club, 2-0, at Bugle Field. In the first half, while fisting the ball, New York goalie Stan Chesney punches Charlie Ernst, Baltimore’s star forward, in the mouth, triggering a charge by fans onto the field and sending Ernst to Johns Hopkins Hospital for stitches.

Nov, 26, 1932: Fetch, a 337-1 long shot, finishes second in the first race at Bowie. The 2-year-old pays $238.70 to place, then the second-largest price ever paid on a horse at a Maryland track.

Birthday

Nov. 27, 1961: Randy “Moose” Milligan, the Orioles’ first baseman from 1989 through 1992 who hit 59 home runs and batted .258 with Baltimore.

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