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This Day in Sports History — December 4

Latrell Sprewell
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Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on December 4:

1960 — Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts threw for two touchdowns in a 20-15 loss to the Detroit Lions at Baltimore, his record 47th consecutive game in which he had thrown a scoring pass. (More info.)

1960 — Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers scored 23 points in a 41-13 win over the Chicago Bears at Wrigley Field. With two games left to play, Hornung had 152 points, breaking the NFL season record of 138 set by the Packers’ Don Hutson in 1942. (More info.)

1961 — Floyd Patterson knocked out Tom McNeeley in the fourth round of their fight in Toronto and retained the heavyweight boxing title. (More info.)

1964 — Major League Baseball owners approved amateur draft rules scheduled to start in 1965. (More info.)

1997 — The NBA suspended Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for one year without pay for physically assaulting the team’s head coach, P.J. Carlesimo. (More info.)

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