On this day: November 6

Published On: Nov 05 2012 06:33:12 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

Abraham Lincoln is elected president, New Jersey hosts the first intercollegiate football game, Phil Donahue premieres his TV talk show, and the punk band the Sex Pistols make their debut, all on this day.

OTD November 6 - Fernando Valenzuela
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1981: Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first rookie to win a Cy Young Award, and the first player in MLB history to win both the Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young in the same season. Valenzuela won his first eight decisions for the Dodgers on his way to a 13-7 record, 2.48 ERA and a World Series Championship.


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