Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 28

1987  Chick Hearn calls his 2,000th consecutive LA Lakers game

1981  Calvin Murphy sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws made

1973  Eric Lindros born – 372 goals, 493 assists

1971  Jack Nicklaus wins 53rd PGA Championship – the 2nd Grand Slam of his career

1967  Wilt Chamberlain misses his first field goal in 4 games – had made 35 consecutive

1966  Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against the Dodgers

1957  Jockey Johnny Longden wins his 5,000th race

1940  1st televised basketball game – Fordham vs. University of Pittsburgh

1940  Auto racer Mario Andretti born

Monday, February 27, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 27

2002  Sale of the Boston Red Sox to a group that was headed by John Henry becomes official
1998  Indiana beats Portland 124-59 – the 65 point differential is the second highest in NBA history – Cleveland beat Miami by 68 in 1991
1982  Dan Issel hits his 63rd consecutive free throw
1961  NBA Hall of Famer James Worthy was born
1959  Boston beats Minnesota 173-139 – the 173 points is still the most in a non OT game – Bob Cousy set then NBA record with 28 assists – his 19 assists in the 1st half is still a record
1955  Celtics beat Milwaukee 62-57 – fewest points combined since inception of the 24 second clock
1935  Babe Ruth signs with the Boston Braves to be  a player, a coach, and team Vice President

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 26

1987  Washington blocks 20 Indiana shots to tie a NBA regulation game record- Manute Bol had 15 of them
1987  Michael Jordan scores 58 points on 16 for 25 shooting and made 26 of 27 free throws to set a Chicago franchise record
1985  Philadelphia’s Juius Erving passes Elvin Hayes (27,313) to become 3rd all time leading basketball scorer
1981  84 penalties, total of 406 minutes assessed for a brawl in a NHL game between Minnesota and Boston – 1st period took 90 minutes as 341 penalty minutes were assessed and 12 players ejected
1969  Carl Yastrzemski signs a $130,000 deal
1962  Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 vs. NY Knicks
1935  Babe Ruth is released by NYY to sign with the Boston Braves
1887  Grover Cleveland Alexander born – in his MLB career he won 373 games, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games and won 30 or more in 1915,1916, and 1917

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 25

2009  Jim Calhoun of Connecticut wins his 800th coaching game
1999  Indiana’s Reggie Miller becomes the first NBA player to attempt 4,000 three point field goals
1994  Jersey Joe Walcott died – heavyweight boxing champion
1989  Dallas Cowboys fire 29 year veteran Tom Landry – Jerry Jones bought the team and hired Jimmy Johnson
1977  New Orleans Pete Maravich scores a career high 68 points
1972  St. Louis trades Steve Carlton to Philadelphia – will win 4 Cy Young awards with the team including 1972 when he was 27-10 1.97 ERA – the team only won 59 games that season
1964  Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston in seven rounds to win the heavyweight championship                                                    
1961  In college basketball, Niagara ends St. Bonaventure’s 99 game home winning streak
1940  The first time a NHL game was televised – Rangers vs. Canadians – one camera in a fixed position
1933  Tom Yawkey buys the Boston Red Sox

Friday, February 24, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 24

1990  Tony Conigliaro died at age 45 – youngest AL player to hit 100 HRs
1987  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 1st and only 3 point field goal
1985  Jim Kelly of Houston of the USFL passes for 574 yards
1982  Wayne Gretzky scores a NHL record 77th goal – ended with 92
1980  The U.S. hockey team beats Finland to win the gold medal at the Olympics
1978  Kevin Porter of the NJ Nets sets a NBA record with 29 assists in the game – lasted until 12/30/1990 when Scott Skiles got 30
1977  Floyd Mayweather was born
1967  Wilt Chamberlain goes 18 for 18 in field goals – record for field goals in a game without a miss
1956  Eddie Murray born – MLB career .287 average, 504 HRs, 1,917 RBI

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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1993  John Stockton gets his 8,000th assist – 4th to do so – Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Isiah Thomas
1992  Hakeem Olajuwon gets his 2,000th block – only 5 others had done so – ends career with 3,830
1991  North Carolina is the first NCAA team to win 1,500 games
1988  Chicago alderman vote to allow Cubs to install lights
1987  Nate McMillan hands out 25 assists – ties rookie record (Ernie DiGregorio)
1986  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays in his 1,304th games and passes Elvin Hayes to become #1 – will play 1,560 – Robert Parish will play 1,611
1985  Bobby Knight throws a chair onto the floor during a basketball game
1980  Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating gold medals at the Olympics in Lake Placid, NY
1934  Casey Stengell becomes manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 22

2007  Dennis Johnson died – 5 time NBA All-Star – 3 time NBA champion
1992  Don Nelson wins his 700th games as NBA coach
1980  The USA beats the USSR in Olympic hockey – MIRACLE
1962  Wilt Chamberlain attempts NBA record 34 free throws
1959  The 1st Daytona 500 – Lee Petty won at an average speed of 135 MPH
1957  Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley announces plans to play 10 exhibition games in California next year
1950  Julius Erving born – combines ABA/NBA – 30,026 points, 10,525 rebounds, 5,176 assists, 2,272 steals

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 21

2009  Don Nelson wins his 1,300th NBA game as coach
1993  West beats East in NBA All-Star game 135-132 – teammates John Stockton and Karl Malone co-MVPs
1992  John Stockton gets his 7,000th assist – only 6th to do so – ends with 15,806
1986  Rollie Fingers refuses to shave his mustache in order to play for the Reds – he retires
1985  George Steinbrenner assures the public that Yogi Berra will be the manager for the entire season – he is fired after 16 games
1976  Red Holzman of Knicks gets his 500th win – at time only 2nd to do so
1974  Tom Seaver signs with NY Mets for $172,500 – highest paid player
1969  Ted Williams signs 5 year deal to manage Washington – will be named manager of the year in 1969
1968  Baseball announces a minimum salary of $10,000
1960  Wilt Chamberlain scores 58 – ties his own rookie record
1953  Longest college basketball game – Niagara beats Sienna 88-81 in 6 OTs

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 20

2006  American sportscaster Curt Gowdy died
2002  Willie Thrower died – on October 18,1953 he became the 1st black QB to play in professional football – the following year and the remainder of his career he played in Canada                                                                 
2001  Mark Jackson of the Raptors gets his 9,062nd assist – moves into 4th place all-time
1998  American Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medal winner at the Olympics – won the ladies figure skating title
1997  Hakeem Olajuwon scores his 23,000th points – 15th to do so – ends 26,946
1997  Philadelphia Phillies sign Danny Tartabull – injured on Opening Day and missed the entire season – retired
1996  John Stockton gets his 2,331st steal – passes Maurice Cheeks to become #1
1980  Billy Martin hired by the Oakland A’s
1963  Charles Barkley born – 23,757 points, 12,546 rebounds, 4,215 assists
1958  Eddie Arcaro wins his 4,000th horse race
1953  August Busch buys the St. Louis Cardinals for $3.75 million
1942  Phil Esposito born – NHL Hall of Famer – 771 goals and 873 assists

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 19

1996  Charles Barkley gets his 10,000th rebound – 10th player in NBA history with 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds
1996  Charlie Finley dies at age 76 – owner of Oakland A’s from 1960 to 1980
1995  Hakeem Olajuwon gets his 10,000th rebound – ends with 13,748
1987  Vida Blue announces his retirement – 209 wins, 3.27 ERA, Cy Young and MVP winner in 1971 with 24-8 record and 1.82 ERA
1984  Phil Mahre wins the gold medal in the Olympics in the slalom – his brother Steve wins the silver in the same event
1982  Atlanta beats Seattle 127-122 in 4 OTs – 4th longest ever
1965  The NFL adds a 6th official – line judge
1953  Ted Williams safely crash lands his damaged jet after flying a combat mission in Korea
1935  NYY sign Lou Gehrig to a $30,000 contract – highest paid player in baseball
1916  Jockey Eddie Arcaro born – Triple Crown winner on Whirlaway in 1941 and Citation in 1948 – won 4,779 races in his career

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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2007  Mike Krzyzewski gets his 700th coaching win
2001  Dale Earnhardt Sr. dies in a car crash on the final lap at the Daytona 500 at age 49
1999  NYY acquire Roger Clemens in a trade
1998  Famed Chicago Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray dies at age 84
1996  Michael Jordan scores 44 and Scottie Pippen 40 in a Bulls 110-102 win – only 9th time teammates score 40 or more in a NBA game
1995  John Stockton gets his 10,000 NBA assist – 1st ever
1986  San Antonio’s Alvin Robertson scores the 2nd quadruple double in NBA history – 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals vs. Phoenix
1984  Bill Bradley has his #24 retired by the Knicks at Madison Square Garden
1983  The NBA’s 4,000,000th point is scored – Moses Malone
1983  The Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak – win on 12/22/83
1978  The First Ironman Triathlon is held in Hawaii
1964  Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points vs. Pistons – his 2nd straight 50 point game

Friday, February 17, 2012

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2003  Atlanta signs Greg Maddux to one year $14.75 million deal – largest one year deal ever
1996  Isiah Thomas has his #11 retired – 12 time All-Star – won back to back NBA titles
1994  San Antonio Spurs David Robinson becomes only the 4th NBA player to score a quadruple double – 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 blocks
1985  Laffit Pincay Jr. is the 3rd jockey to win 6,000 races
1979  Jerry Sloan has his #4 retired in Chicago – 1st Bulls player to receive the honor
1971  Carl Yastrzemski signs 3 year $500,000 deal
1968  The Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, Massachusetts
1967  Wilt Chamberlain scores a goal – will hit his next 34 consecutively for NBA record 35
1963  Michael Jordan born – 32,292 points, 6,667 rebounds, 5,633 assists, 2,514 steals, 893 blocks
1936  Jim Brown born – NFL Hall of Fame running back

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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2005  The NHL cancels the entire 2004-05 season
2003  Michael Waltrip wins the Daytona 500
2001  Larry Brown gets his 1,000th coaching win (771 NBA and 229 ABA)
1996  Vancouver Grizzlies lose at home – will lose next 22 for NBA record
1994  John Stockton gets his 9,000th NBA assist – 3rd all-time (Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson) – will end his career with 15,806
1992  LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson’s #32
1972  Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first NBA player to score 30,000 points – at the time no other player had 25,000 and only 5 had 20,000 – retired with 31,419 points, 23,924 rebounds, and 4,643 assists
1970  Joe Frazier KOs Jimmy Ellis for the undisputed title
1959  John McEnroe born – 3 time Wimbledon winner

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 15

2003  Red Sox acquire Kevin Millar – will help them win World Series
2001  Mitch Richmond scores his 20,000th NBA point – 26th to do so
1989  Golden State Warriors get 25 steals in a game vs. the Spurs – tied NBA record – broken in 1997 by Seattle

1982  Dan Issel of Denver Nuggets begins a free throw streak of 63 consecutive made
1978  Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for the heavyweight title – Ali will win it back in September
1961  The entire U.S. figure skating team dies in a plane crash
1936  Sonja Henie wins her 3rd consecutive gold medal in figure skating at the Olympics
1932  U.S. bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the only athlete to win a gold medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympic games (boxing 1920)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 14

2010  108,713 fill the new Cowboys Stadium to see East beat West in NBA All-Star game – Dwayne Wade MVP with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 5 steals
2005  “Juiced” by Jose Canseco is published
2003  Jockey Johnny Longden died – 1934 Triple Crown winner with Count Fleet, won 6,032 races – he was born today in 1907
1995  Houston Rockets acquire Clyde Drexler from Portland – they will win 2 NBA titles with him in place
1989  Mike Tyson and Robin Givens divorce
1988  Bobby Allison at age 50 is the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500
1987  52,745 see Philadelphia play Detroit in the NBA – will be surpassed in 1988 when 61,983 see Boston play the Pistons
1986  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the all-time NBA leader in minutes played – passes Elvin Hayes who had 50,000
1982  San Antonio’s George Gervin fails to score 20 points in a game – had done so in 53 straight games for the franchise record
1975  In the ABA, Julius Erving scores 63 in a 176-166 4 OT loss to San Diego
1966  Wilt Chamberlain passes Bob Pettit to become all-time NBA scoring leader – will remain #1 for 18 years
1960  Jim Kelly born – USFL and NFL QB
1951  Sugar Ray Robinson wins middleweight title – beat Jake LaMotta

Monday, February 13, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 13

2008  Roger Clemens and former trainer Brian McNamee testify before Congress for 5 hours
2005  Barry Larkin retired – 19 years with Reds - .295 average, 2,340 hits, 12 time All-Star, MVP 1995
2000  East beats West in All-Star game 137-126 – Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Garnett co-MVPs
1994  East beats West in All-Star game – Scottie Pippen named MVP with 29 points
1977  Julius Erving named All-Star game MVP with 30 points and 12 rebounds as East beats West 125-124
1976  Dorothy Hamill wins figure skating gold in Austria
1954  Frank Selvy of Furman sets college record with 100 points in a 149-95 win
1947  Mike Krzyzewski born – Duke basketball coach

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 12

1999  Karl Malone plays his 40,000th NBA minute – 10th to do so
1989  44,735 see West beat East in NBA All-Star game – Karl Malone MVP with 28 points
1989  Wayne Gretzky gets his 45th career hat trick
1988  Padres trade Goose Gossage to Cubs – 1988 will be the last year he has double digit saves
1987  Bill Fitch wins his 700th NBA game as coach – 5th to do so
1982  Wayne Gretzky ties NHL record with his 153rd point of the season
1977  Toronto Maple Leafs beat Washington Capitals 10-0 in NHL
1934  Bill Russell born – 2 time NCAA champion, Gold Medal winner, 11 time NBA champion – 14,522 points, 21,620 rebounds, 4,100 assists, 5 time MVP, 12 time All-Star

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 11

2005  Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced” is released in several areas of the country prior to his “60 Minutes” interview
2001  50th annual NBA All-Star game – West wins 111-110 – Allen Iverson MVP – 25 points, 15 in the 4th quarter
1997  Bill Parcells becomes head coach of the NY Jets
1996  Michael Jordan is All-Star MVP – 20 points in 22 minutes
1994  Robin Yount retires - .285 average, 1,406 RBI, 3,142 hits, 2 time MVP
1982  Moses Malone sets NBA record with 21 offensive rebounds in a game as his Houston team beats Seattle
1982  Ozzie Smith of San Diego is traded to St. Louis – will play 15 years there and win 11 Gold Gloves and be an All-Star 14 times
1978  George Gervin of San Antonio scores 23 4th quarter points – one more than the entire Golden State team
1974  48 players seek baseball’s new arbitration rule
1973  The Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th straight NBA game – record 4-58
1970  Atlanta Hawks score 97 2nd half points in a 155-131 win – record will last 20 years until Phoenix scores 107

Friday, February 10, 2012

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2002  Kobe Bryant scores 31 points in 30 minutes to win All-Star MVP
1998  Clyde Drexler gets an assist – his 6,000th – his 20,000 points and 6,000 assists are matched only Robertson, West, and Havlicek
1998  Karl Malone makes his 6,834th free throw – 5th all-time
1998  Lenny Wilkens wins his 1,100th coaching game
1991  East Beats West 116-114 in NBA All-Star game – Charles Barkley MVP with 22 rebounds – most since Wilt Chamberlain in 1967
1990  Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for the heavyweight championship
1989  KC Jones and Lenny Wilkens elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
1969  Pete Maravich of LSU scores 66 points in a losing effort
1968  Peggy Fleming wins gold medal at the Olympics in figure skating
1952  The Baltimore Bullets play a full 48 minute game without a substitution
1950  Mark Spitz born – won 7 gold medals in 1972

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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2009  Alex Rodriguez admits to using steroids in 2001-03
2001  Derek Jeter signs a 10 year $189 million deal with NYY
1997  Michael Jordan gets triple double in All-Star game – 14 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists – 1st time ever – Glenn Rice wins MVP with 26 points
1992  Magic Johnson plays in All-Star game – had not played since he announced his retirement in 1991 – scored 25 points and 9 assists to win MVP
1986  Isiah Thomas scores 30 points, has 10 assists and 5 steals to win All-Star MVP
1980  Rick Barry makes eight 3 point FGs in a game – record would last 10 years
1975  Vladimir Guerrero born – MLB MVP in 2004 when he hit .337 with 39 HRs and 126 RBI
1895  Volleyball invented by W.G. Morgan in Massachusetts

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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2002  Winter Olympics open in Salt Lake City, Utah
2001  Continental Basketball Association declares bankruptcy – Isiah Thomas had purchased it 18 months ago
1998  Michael Jordan named All-Star MVP – 23 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists
1996  Charles Barkley scores his 20,000th point
1994  Actor Jack Nicholson attacks a car with a golf club
1991  Red Sox sign Roger Clemens to a $21.5 million 4 year deal – baseball highest paid player
1987  West beats East 154-149 in All-Star game – most points scored in an All-Star game
1986  Spud Webb wins the Slam Dunk contest
1983  Wayne Gretzky scores 4 goals in the NHL All-Star game – all in the 3rd period
1982  The LA Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to Oakland – broke up the infield of Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey which had been together since 1974
1970  Alonzo Mourning born – 7 time NBA All-Star, 14,311 points, 7,137 rebounds, 946 assists, 2,356 blocks
1936  First NFL draft held – Heisman winner Jay Berwanger chosen #1 – never played in the NFL

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 7

2010  Super Bowl XLIV – New Orleans beats Indianapolis 31-17 – Drew Brees MVP – 32 for 39 for 288 yards and 2 TDs
1999  Pitcher Dennis Martinez announces his retirement – in 1991 he pitched a perfect game – 245 wins, 3.70 ERA in 23 years
1996  Dave Winfield announces his retirement – 3,000 hits and 400 HRs (only Aaron, Mays, and Musial did that) - .283 average, 465 HRs, 1,833 RBI, 3,110 hits in his career
1994  Michael Jordan signs minor league deal with Chicago White Sox
1991  Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, and Bob Knight elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
1988  Mike Tyson marries Robin Givens
1987  Michael Jordan wins the NBA Slam Dunk contest
1976  Toronto’s Darryl Sittler sets a NHL record with 10 points in a game vs. Boston – 6 goals and 4 assists
1974  Steve Nash born – NBA MVP in 2005 and 2006
1969  Rick Barry sets ABA record with 23 of 23 free throws made – Dominique Wilkins will do the same in 1992

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 6

2008  Phoenix Suns get Shaquille O’Neal in a trade with Miami
2005  Super Bowl XXXIX won by New England as they beat Philadelphia 24-21 – Deion Branch MVP – 11 catches 133 yards – Eagles had 4 turnovers, 3 interceptions by Donovan McNabb
1995  Darryl Strawberry suspended 60 days from baseball for violation of drug policy
1993  Reddick Bowe in his 1st title defense KOs Michael Dokes in the 1st round
1990  Brett Hull scores his 50th goal – 1st son of a NHL player who also scored 50 goals
1988  Larry Bird wins 3 point contest at the All-Star game
1971  Alan Shepard hits a golf ball on the Moon
1958  Ted Williams signs with the Red Sox for $135,000
1895  Babe Ruth born - .342 average, 714 RBI, 2,213 RBI

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 5

2009  Pat Summit gets her 1,000th career coaching win at Tennessee
2006  Super Bowl XL is won by Pittsburgh over Seattle 21-10 – Hines Ward MVP – had 5 receptions for 123 yards and a TD
1999  Mike Tyson is sentenced to 1 year in jail for assaulting 2 people after a car accident on 8/31/1998
1993  Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics plays in his 1,304th game – second only to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1991  LA Kings Dave Taylor is the 29th NHL player to score 1,000 points
1990  Notre Dame sells the rights to 5 home games to NBC

1978  John Havlicek plays in his last All-Star game – Doug Collins gives up his starting role to Hondo who scored 10 points
1977  Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in his 1st pro fight
1960  Bill Russell grabs 51 rebounds in the game
1942  Roger Staubach born – NFL Hall of Famer
1934  Hank Aaron born - .305 average, 755 HRs, 2,297 RBI, 21 time All-Star
1921  The New York Yankees purchase 20 acres of land in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY FEBRUARY 4

2007  Super Bowl XLI won by Indianapolis over Chicago Bears 29-17 – Peyton Manning MVP
2004  St. Louis Cardinals sign Albert Pujois to 7 year $100 million deal
1997  Mario Lemieux gets his 600th goal – 7th in NHL history
1996  Phil Jackson wins his 700th career game as coach – 13th to do so
1993  Reds owner Marge Schott suspended from MLB for 1 year for racist remarks
1992  At a special ceremony at Boston Garden, Larry Bird’s # 33 is retired
1987  Sacramento Kings score only 4 points in the 1st quarter – fewest points since the 24 second clock was introduced in 1954
1973  Oscar De La Hoya born
1969  John Madden named head coach of the Oakland Raiders
1960  No one is elected to the Hall of Fame
1959  Lawrence Taylor born
1956  MLB votes to establish Cy Young award
1932  Winter Olympics held in the U.S. for the first time

Friday, February 3, 2012

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2002  Super Bowl XXXVI – Patriots beat St. Louis Rams 20-17 – Tom Brady MVP – Rams out gained New England 427 to 267 yards, but had 3 turnovers to none for Patriots including 47 yard TD interception by Ty Law
1998  Bill Fitch ties Red Auerbach with his 938th coaching win
1998  Brian Cashman becomes NYY General Manager
1990  Jockey Willie Shoemaker retires after 40,350 races
1980  Larry Bird scored the 1st 3 point field goal in All-Star history
1979  Twins trade 7 time batting champion Rod Carew to Angels – will bat over .300 next 5 years, and .295 in 1984 and .280 in 1985 his last year – will be All-Star every year except 1985 in his 19 year career
1972  The 11th Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan – 1st in Asia
1942  Baseball owners agree to let teams have 14 night games in 1942

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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2005  Cubs trade Sammy Sosa to the Orioles – will bat .221, 14 HRs, and 45 RBI in 102 games with them
1995  Houston Rockets end Utah Jazz 15 game road winning streak
1994  Atlanta’s Lenny Wilkens wins his 900th NBA coaching game – 2nd only to Red Auerbach
1993  Dominique Wilkins becomes all-time leading Atlanta scorer with 20,885 – passes Bob Pettit
1977  Toronto’s Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals – NHL record for a defenseman
1970  Pete Maravich is the first college player to score 3,000 points
1968  Wilt Chamberlain hands out 21 assists for the 76ers in a game vs. Detroit – club record that will last until 1982
1936  Results for the first Hall of Fame are announced
Babe Ruth: .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI, pitching 94-46, 2.28 ERA
Ty Cobb: .366 average, 1,938 RBI, 897 stolen bases, 4,189 hits
Walter Johnson: 417 wins, 2.17 ERA in 21 seasons
Christy Mathewson: 373 wins, 2.13 ERA in 17 seasons
Honus Wagner: .328 average, 1,733 RBI, 723 stolen bases in 21 seasons