Oscar Robertson hands out a franchise-record 22 assists during Cincinnati's 139-132 win over Syracuse. The "Big O" went on to average a triple-double (30.8 ppg, 12.5 rpg and 11.4 apg) for the Royals during the 1961-62 season, becoming the first NBA player to average double figures in assists.
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In the Bills 23-14 victory over the Chiefs, O.J. Simpson runs for 157 yards, putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.
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The Baseball Writers Association of America select Fred Lynn (.331, 21, 105) as the American League Rookie of the Year. The 22-year old Red Sox all-star outfielder receives 23.5 out 24 first place votes with teammate, Jim Rice getting the other .5.
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Joaquin Andujar is suspended for the first 10 games of next season after bumping Don Denkinger twice during his World Series Game 7. The Cardinals pitcher was angry with the home plate umpire over ball and strike calls.
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Ozzie Newsome ends his streak of 150 consecutive games with a reception.
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Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers becomes the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.
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