• Two veterans committees have elected Buck O'Neil, an All-Star in the Negro Leagues who later became the first Black coach in American League or National League history, and Gil Hodges, an eight-time All-Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the manager who brought the New York Mets to the 1969 World Championship, to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
Joining O'Neil and Hodges in the Hall of Fame - they will be inducted posthumously on July 22, 2022 - will be the late Minnie Minoso, who ESPN described as "a two-time All-Star in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first Black player for the Chicago White Sox in 1951;" Bud Fowler, "born in 1858 … often regarded as the first Black professional baseball player;" and former Minnesota Twins teammates Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat, who are both 83 years old and the only living new members elected over the weekend. ESPN writes that "Oliva was a three-time AL batting champion with the Twins whose career was cut short by knee problems. Kaat was 283-237 in 25 seasons and a 16-time Gold Glove winner."
• In Week 13 of National Football League action…
Indianapolis Colts 31, Houston Texans 0
Minnesota Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 29
NY Giants 9, Miami Dolphins 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Atlanta Falcons 17
Philadelphia Eagles 33, NY Jets 18
Arizona Cardinals 33, Chicago Bears 22
LA Chargers 41, Cincinnati Bengals 22
Jacksonville Jaguars 7, LA Rams 37
Washington 17, Las Vegas Raiders 15
Baltimore Ravens 19, Pittsburgh Steelers 20
San Francisco 49ers 23, Seattle Seahawks 30
Denver Broncos 9, Kansas City Chiefs 22