On this Day in Sports History November 16
On this day in 1957, Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown set a record when he ran for 1,163 yards in the first eight games of the season.
On this day in 1969, President Nixon became the first president to attend a regular season game while in office. He watched the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Washington Redskins, 41-28.
On this day in 1997, New Orleans Saints kicker Morton Anderson became the fifth player in history to record 1,600 career points.
On this day in 1957, Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics grabbed 32 rebounds in one half to set an NBA record for rebounds in a half. Russell would end up with a total of 49 rebounds in the game.
On this day in 2009, Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey won the AL Rookie of the Year Award.