Today In Sports History: November 3rd
The Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark McGwire wins the American League Rookie of the Year.
The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first ever NBA game losing to the Seattle Supersonics, 106-94. Also on this day in 1989, Lou Piniella is named Cincinnati Red manager replacing the banned Pete Rose
Aryton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix in which only 17 laps were completed. It was the shortest Formula One race in history.
The Toronto Raptors and the Vancouver Grizzlies played their inaugural game in the NBA. The Raptors defeated the New Jersey Nets at the SkyDome, 94-79. The Grizzlies went on to beat the Portland TrailBlazers, in the first game at the Rose Garden, 92-80. Also on this day in 1995, the Boston Celtics played their first game at the Fleet Center, now TD Garden, losing a narrow contest to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Scott Rolen was named National League Rookie of the Year in a unanimous vote.