This Week in Sports History Dec. 5th-11th

Dec. 5, 1970 – The Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Bill Masterton Trophy are stolen from the NHL Hall of Fame.

Dec. 6, 1979 – Tim Cahill, MLS and Australian National Team soccer player, is born.

Dec. 7, 1939 – Lou Gehrig is elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame at age 36.

Dec. 8, 1987 – Philadelphia Flyers’ Ron Hextall becomes first goaltender to score a goal by actually shooting the puck into the net.

Dec. 9, 1978 – The Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL) plays its first game between the Chicago Hustle and the Milwaukee Does.

Dec. 10, 1896 – Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3 in first intercollegiate basketball game.

Dec. 11, 2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf.

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