Back in Time: November 17
The final 1:05 of the Jets-Raiders game is cut off the air with New York leading 32-29 to permit the children's special 'Heidi' to air on time. Oakland scores twice in the final 42 seconds to pull out a 43-32 victory.
New York Knicks center Bill Cartwright makes 19 of 19 free throws in a game against Kansas City, tying the NBA record set by St. Louis' Bob Pettit. This record was later tied by Detroit's Adrian Dantley and broken by Atlanta's Dominique Wilkins, who made 23 consecutive FTs without a miss on Dec. 8, 1992 against Chicago.
Cal Ripken Jr.
Oriole Cal Ripken is named the American League's MVP, becoming the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Award in consecutive years.
Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralyzed in a game against the Los Angeles Rams. Though the injury ended his career, it prompted Utley to start the Mike Utley Foundation, a foundation created in 1991 to help seek a cure for paralysis.
Mario Lemieux enters the NHL Hall of Fame, becoming the ninth player in history to have the mandatory three-year waiting period waived. Lemieux would come out of retirement in 2000 and play another six seasons.
Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers becomes the 25th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points as he tallied 30 points in a 92-90 loss to Golden State.
Born on this Day
Jim Boeheim (1944, pictured) Tom Seaver (1944) Elvin Hayes (1945) Butch Davis (1951) Mitch Williams (1964) Jeff Nelson (1966) Eli Marrero (1973) Reggie Wayne (1978) Ryan Braun (1983) Nick Markakis (1983)