Professional Sports 1975
World Series: Cincinnati Reds win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox which is said to be one of the most memorable of all World Series for its many spectacular plays and the 12 inning cliff hanger 6th game at Fenway Park. World Series Hall of Fame 1975
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett ties Wilbert Robinson's ML record, set June 10, 1892, by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game. He scored five of his club's runs in a 22–0 massacre of the Cubs, a major-league record for the biggest score in a shutout game in the 20th century. Rennie Stennett stats
Date Played: January 18, 1976
Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys
Winner: STEELERS (two in a row)
Final Score: 21-17
Location: Miami, Florida
Game MVP: Wide Receiver Lynn Swann
NBA Finals: In one of the biggest upsets in NBA finals underdogs Golden State Warriors with the star power of Rick Barry won 4 games to 0 over the Washington Bullets. One of the greatest NBA series of all time. The 75 season at NBA.COM.
Masters Tournament - Jack Nicklaus
Horse Racing 1975
Kentucky Derby - Foolish Pleasure
The Thrilla in Manila is said to be the greatest boxing match of all time. After regaining the Heavyweight crown against George Foreman in Zaire the year before, Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in Manila, Philippines. It was controversial with Ali calling Frazier "The Gorilla" for being owned by an exclusive club of wealthy white men. After 14 brutal rounds Joe Frazier's manager seeing Ali had the points to win threw in the towel before Joe was critically hurt. The Thrilla in Manilla.
Athletes of the Year 1975
American World Champion chess player Bobby Fischer refused to defend his title in a match against Russian contender Anatoly Karpov, who gained the championship by default. Bobby Fisher was an anti-Semite throughout his life. He spent his last 20 years living outside the United States and passed in 2008.
NHL - Hockey 1975
Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins.
Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers
World Hockey Championship: Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia
College Sports 1975
College Football 1975
1975 Heisman: Archie Griffin, Ohio State Running Back
1975 ROSE BOWL #11 UCLA Bruins 23 #1 Ohio State Buckeyes
1975 LIBERTY BOWL USC Trojans 20 #2 Texas A&M Aggies 0
College Basketball 1975
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: UCLA wins 92-85 over Kentucky in John Wooden's final game as Bruins coach.
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