Friday, March 30, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 30

2008  Miami Heat score only 17 field goals in a 88-62 loss to Boston
2004  Tampa Bay beats NYY on Opening Day in Japan 8-3
2001  Philadelphia 76ers retire #34 of Charles Barkley – 23,757 points, 12,546 rebounds, 4,215 assists
2001  Dwight Gooden announced his retirement – Cy Young winner 1985 with 24-4 record and 1.53 ERA
1995  Chicago Bulls beat Boston 100-82 – 1st of 44 consecutive home wins – lost April 8, 1996
1993  Charlie Brown hit his 1st HR in the “Peanuts” comic strip
1992  Chicago Cubs acquire Sammy Sosa in a trade
1980  George Gervin wins his 3rd straight scoring title – 33.1 points per game
1978  Red Sox acquire Dennis Eckersley in a trade – 20-8, 2.99 ERA in 1978
1976  Paul Silas is only the 3rd player in NBA history to have 10,000 rebounds before he has 10,000 points
1970  USSR wins 8th straight World Hockey Championship
1970  Secretariat born – Triple Crown winner 1973
 1966  Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale end 32 day holdout – Koufax 27-9, 1.73 ERA in 1966 and Drysdale 13-16, 3.42 ERA in 1966
1940  2nd NCAA Basketball Championship – Indiana University beats Kansas by a score of 60-42

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 29

2006  Marquis Grissom retired – one of only 7 players with 2,000 hits, 200 HRs, and 400 stolen bases
2000  Cubs beat Mets to open MLB season in Japan 5-3
1998  Indiana loses to San Antonio 74-55 – the 55 is the lowest NBA game since the inception of the 24 second clock in 1954 – topped 1999 by Bulls with 49
1996  Vancouver Loses NBA record 20th straight game – will end with 23
1990  Hakeem Olajuwon scores the 3rd quadruple double in NBA history – 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 blocked shots vs. Milwaukee
1985  Wayne Gretzky beats his own NHL assist record with his 126th
1984  Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
1982  Michael Jordan hits a shot with 15 seconds left as North Carolina beats Georgetown 63-62 for NCAA title
1976  Indiana beats Michigan 86-68 to win NCAA title – end season 32-0
1973  Boston Celtic Dave Cowens wins the NBA MVP award
1962  Elgin Baylor (45) and Jerry West (41) of LA Lakers are the 1st teammates to score 40 points or more in a playoff game – they lost to Detroit 118-117
1960  Bill Russell of Celtics gets NBA finals record 40 rebounds in the game
1955  Earl Campbell born - #1 draft pick of Houston Oilers in 1977, AP Rookie of the Year, MVP 1978
1945  Walt Frazier born – 2 time NBA champion
1867  Cy Young born – 511 wins, 2.63 ERA, 749 complete games, 7,356 innings pitched, 29,565 batters faced

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 28

2006  Milwaukee Bucks make 11 three point field goals in the 3rd quarter – NBA record
1996  Kirby Puckett taken to the hospital for a vision problem – will not play again – 10 time All-Star, career .318 hitter
1992  With 2 seconds left Grant Hill makes a ¾ court length pass to Christian Laettner who makes the shot to win the game
1990  Michael Jordan scores 69 – 4th time he scored 60 or more
1987  Dick Motta of Dallas wins his 800th career coaching game
1987  Mark Wade of UNLV sets NCAA tournament record with 18 assists in a game
1982  1st NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship – Louisiana Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays in his 1,000th NBA game
1978  Oakland A’s release 15 year veteran Dick Allen – will not play again - .292 average, 351 HRs, 1,119 RBI, MVP 1972
1975  UCLA beats Louisville 75-74 in 2 OTs in semi-final NCAA tournament game – John Wooden announces he will retire after the championship game
1973  Wilt Chamberlain retires – never fouled out in 1,045 NBA games – 31,419 points, 23,924 rebounds, 4,643 assists, 54% field goal shooter, 4 time MVP, 47,859 minutes played, #1 all time minutes played per game (45.8)
1950  12th NCAA Championship – City College of New York beat Bradley 71-68 – City College is the first and only team to win both the NCAA title and NIT title in the same year
1944  Rick Barry born – combined ABA/NBA – 25,279 points, 6,863 rebounds, 4,952 assists, career 89.3% free throw shooter
1942  Jerry Sloan born – NBA player and coach

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 27

2002  Jose Canseco released by Montreal – will not play again - .266 average, 462 HRs, 1,407 RBI
1999  Both Karl Malone and John Stockton are held under 10 points in a game – last time it happened was November 21, 1987
1998  Karl Malone scores his 27,409th point to tie Moses Malone for 4th all time
1994  Magic Johnson becomes LA Lakers head coach – will last 16 games with a 5-11 record
1994  Moses Malone plays in his 1,304th NBA game – 3rd most ever
1992  Gary Sheffield traded to San Diego – will bat .330, 33 HRs, 100 RBI
1987  NY Mets trade for David Cone – 1988 record will be 20-3 with 2.22 ERA

1972  Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years as coach of Kentucky – 876 wins and 4 NCAA titles
1971  Indiana University hires Bobby Knight
1971  UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 – UCLA’s 5th consecutive NCAA title
1939  Cale Yarbourough  born – won Daytona 500 4 times
1939  1st NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship – University of Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 26

1996  Gary Payton of Seattle gets his 2,000th NBA steal
1994  John Stockton gets his 2,000th steal – 2nd in NBA history (Maurice Cheeks)
1992  Mike Tyson found guilty of rape – sentenced to 6 years – will serve 3
1979  Michigan State beats Indiana State 75-64 – Magic outscores Bird 24-19 – snaps Indiana’s 33 game win streak
1974  Rick Barry scores 64 points – 3rd highest in NBA at the time (Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor)
1974  George Foreman TKOs Ken Norton in 2 for heavyweight title
1973  George Sisler died at age 80 – career: batted .340, 2,812 hits, hit over .400 twice, 327 strikeouts in 9,013 plate appearances in 15 seasons
1973  UCLA beats Memphis State 87-66 for NCAA title – Bill Walton scored 44 points on 21 of 22 shooting and had 13 rebounds
1972  LA Lakers end the season 69-13 best record that will last 24 years
1962  John Stockton born – 19,711 points, 15,806 assists (#1 all time), 3,265 steals (#1 all time), 51% field goal shooter for his career
1960  Marcus Allen born – 17,654 total yards, 144 TDs, Heisman winner, Super Bowl MVP in 1983

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 25

2008  Baseball season opens in Japan as Red Sox beat Oakland 6-5
1999  NY Mets sign Orel Hershiser
1982  Wayne Gretzky is the 1st NHL player to score 200 points in a season
1975  Golden State gets then NBA record 25 steals in a game vs. LA Lakers – Seattle will get 27 in 1997
1973  Philadelphia 76ers end the NBA season with a 9-73 record – worst ever
1972  UCLA beats Florida 81-76 – UCLA’s 6th consecutive NCAA championship
1961  St. Joseph’s beats Utah 127-120 in 4 OTs in NCAA tournament – 204 field goal attempts is NCAA record

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 24

2001  Karl Malone makes his 8,532nd free throw – passes Moses Malone to become #1 all time
1979  Larry Bird scores 35 points, 16 rebounds, and 9 assists as Indiana State advances to the NCAA finals
1979  Magic Johnson of Michigan State gets a triple double 29 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists as they advance to NCAA finals
1976  Peyton Manning is born
1974  North Carolina State beats Marquette 76-74 to win NCAA title
1973  Nate Archibald becomes the only NBA player in history to lead the league in scoring (34.0) and assists (11.4)
1969  Wes Unseld wins the NBA MVP – only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to win it as a rookie
1933  Babe Ruth signs for $52,000 – a $23,000 decrease due to the Depression

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 23

2009  Curt Schilling announces his retirement – 3 time World Series champion, 216 wins, 3.46 ERA, 3,116 strikeouts
2001  Toronto Raptors set NBA record with 23 blocked shots vs. Atlanta
1994  Isiah Thomas gets his 9,000th assist – 4th in NBA to do so
1992  6,000,000th NBA point is scored
1974  North Carolina State beats UCLA 80-77 in 2 OTs of NCAA semi-finals to end UCLA’s streak of 7 championships
1957  North Carolina beats Kansas 54-53 in 3 OTs to win NCAA title – Carolina finished the season 32-0, Wilt Chamberlain played for Kansas
1956  San Francisco beat Iowa 83-71, their 2nd consecutive NCAA title – Bill Russell had 26 points and 27 rebounds
1955  Moses Malone born – ABA/NBA combines 29,580 points, 17,834 rebounds, 1,889 blocked shots

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 22

2010  Minnesota Twins sign Joe Mauer to 8 year $184 million deal
1992  Oklahoma State shoots 80% (28 for 35) – NCAA tournament record
1989  Pete Rozelle says he will retire as NFL Commissioner after 29 years   
1984  Indiana holds North Carolina star Michael Jordan to 13 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist in a 72-68 win
1972  Cleveland Indians sold for $9 million
1969  UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 to win 3rd consecutive NCAA title and 5th in last 6 years – Lew Alcindor scored 37 and had 20 rebounds – ends his 3 year career at 88-2 record
1960  Philadelphia beats Boston 128-107 – NBA playoff record 169 rebounds combined
1934  1st Masters Golf Championship at Augusta – Horton Smith won with 4 under par 284 – went home with $1,500

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 21

1994  Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe with his 801st goal
1978  San Diego Padres fire manager Alvin Dark during spring training
1964  UCLA gets its first of 10 NCAA championships coached by John Wooden – end season 30-0
1961  Art Model buys the Cleveland Browns for $3,925,000
1959  Oscar Robertson gets a triple double in NCAA tournament – 39 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists
1953  Bob Cousy made NBA playoff record 30 free throws – NBA record 106 fouls with 12 players fouling out as Boston beat Syracuse 111-195 in 4 OTs
1945  DePaul beat Rhode Island 97-53 – George Mikan of DePaul scored 53 by himself
1941  North Carolina beat Pittsburgh 26-21 – NCAA record fewest points
1908  Ty Cobb  signs for $4,000 – will bat .324, 108 RBI,188 hits including  20 triples in 1908

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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TODAY'S STORY

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 20

1998  Karl Malone moves into 5th place in NBA scoring – passes Elvin Hayes who had 27,313
1997  Denver (16) and Seattle (13) combine for NBA record 29 three point field goals in the game
1990  LA Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s #33
1989  Baseball announces that Pete Rose is under investigation
1976  John Havlicek scores his 1,000th point of the season – 1st player to score 1,000 points for 14 consecutive seasons
1973  Roberto Clemente voted into Hall of Fame in a special election – died December 31, 1972 – career .317 hitter in 18 seasons – MVP 1966
1971  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wins the 1st of his 6 NBA MVP awards
1968  Dave Bing becomes the 1st guard in 20 years to lead the NBA in points scored (27.1)
1968  Wilt Chamberlain becomes the 1st NBA center to lead the league in assists with 702 for a 8.6 average
1965  Bill Bradley scores 58 points in a Princeton 118-82 win in NCAA tournament
1954  1st televised NCAA tournament game – LaSalle beat Bradley 92-76
1948  NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr born
1945  Pat Riley born – NBA player and coach

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 19

2002  Karl Malone plays his 50,000th NBA minute – second only to Kareem – passes Elvin Hayes
1997  John Stockton gets his 2,500th steal – 1st player in NBA history to do so
1995  Michael Jordan comes out of retirement to play his 1st NBA game in 17 months – scores 19 in a losing effort
1994  Dale Ellis is the 1st NBA player to score 1,000 three point field goals
1992  In NCAA tournament, Shaquille O’ Neal of LSU scores 26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 blocked shots in a win over BYU 94-83
1991  Brett Hull is the 3rd NHL player to score 80 goals in a season
1991  Maurice Cheeks of NY gets his 7,000th career assist
1972  LA Lakers beat Golden State 162-99 – largest margin of victory until 1991 when Cleveland beat Miami by 68
1969  Phoenix and Milwaukee flip a coin for #1 choice in NBA draft – Milwaukee wins and takes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Phoenix gets Neal Walk
1967  Wilt Chamberlain makes all 16 of his FG attempts – made all 18 last month
1967  Expansion Chicago Bulls win 33rd game – record for 1st year team

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 18

2001  Jerry Sloan of Utah coaches his 1,000th NBA game
2001  Reggie Miller of Indiana becomes the 1st NBA player to score 2,000 three point field goals
1996  Michael Jordan scores his 24,000th NBA point – 10th to do so
1993  Arkansas’ Darrell Hawkins sets NCAA tournament record with 8 steals in the game
1991  Philadelphia 76ers retire Wilt Chamberlain’s #13 – also had his number retired by LA Lakers and Golden State – only player in NBA history to have his number retired by 3 teams
1990  Loyola Marymount beat Michigan 149-115 – most points in NCAA tournament history, most combined points, Loyola made record 21 three point field goals
1988  Golden State retires Rick Barry’s #24
1972  Cornell hockey team is shutout for the first time in 225 games – lose to Boston University 4-0
1971  Marquette loses to Ohio State in NCAA tournament – 39 game win streak comes to an end
1945  Maurice Richard is the 1st NHL player to score 50 goals in a season

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 17

2005  Mark McGwire, Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmiero, and Jose Canseco testify before Congress on steroid use in baseball
1999  Lenny Wilkins coaches his 2,051st game – NBA record
1989  #1 seed Georgetown avoids disaster by beating #16 seed Princeton 50-49
1984  Ferguson Jenkins retires from MLB – career 284 wins, 3.34 ERA, 267 complete games in 19 seasons
1984  The Houston Rockets retire Calvin Murphy’s #23
1969  The St. Louis Cardinals get Joe Torre in a trade with Atlanta – will win MVP in 1971 with .363 average, 24 HRs, 137 RBI, and 230 hits
1963  Boston Garden celebrates the career of retiring Bob Cousy by holding a “Bob Cousy Day” on St. Patrick’s Day
1961  NY District Attorney arrests gamblers – they implicate Seton Hall players
1939  First ever NCAA tournament game is played – Villanova beats Brown 42-30
 1936  Rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his exhibition debut – had 4 hits – career .325 average, 361 HRs, 1,537 RBI in 13 seasons, 56 game hitting streak, 3 time MVP, 13 time All-Star

Friday, March 16, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 16

2008  Denver beats Seattle in the NBA 168-113 – most points scored by a team in 20 years
2000  LA Lakers lose to Washington 109-102 – end their 19 game win streak
1994  Tonya Harding pleads guilty to a felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1991  Bill Fitch of the NJ Nets gets his 800th coaching win
1988  Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz gets his 2,000th NBA block
1964  Paul Hornung and Alex Karras are reinstated into the NFL after a 11 month suspension for betting on football
1956  Hal Greer scores 40 points as Temple beats Connecticut in the NCAA tournament
1939  NHL record 10 goals in one period – NY Rangers (7) and the NY Americans (3)
1938  Temple wins the 1st NIT tournament

Thursday, March 15, 2012

JUST GOVERNMENT EVERYWHERE I GUESS

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 15

2007  Virginia Commonwealth upsets Duke 79-77 in NCAA tournament
1992  Lenny Wilkins of Cleveland gets his 800th career coaching win
1991  Moses Malone of Atlanta gets his 15,000th career rebound
1981  Golden State loses its 10th consecutive OT game spanning two seasons – NBA record
1978  The Oakland A’s trade Vida Blue to the Giants for 7 players and $390,000
1967  Wilt Chamberlain is given two technical fouls – only time in his career he is ejected from a game – never fouled out of a game in his career
1958  Oscar Robertson scores 56 points in the NCAA tournament
1912  Cy Young retires from baseball – 511 wins, 2.63 ERA in 22 seasons

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 14

1996  #13 seeded Princeton beats defending champion UCLA 43-41 in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament
1976  Jockey Willie Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
1967  The Baltimore Colts select Bubba Smith #1 in NFL draft
1965  Boston Celtics become the 1st NBA team to win 61 games in a season – will end with 62
1963  Guy Rogers of San Francisco ties a NBA record with 28 assists in a game vs. St. Louis
1962  Oscar Robertson ends the season with the first and only season triple double average – 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists
1962  Gordie Howe is the 2nd NHL player to score 500 goals – Maurice Richard
1960  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA playoff record with 53 points
1960  Kirby Puckett born – career .318 average, 207 HRs, 1,085 RBI in 12 seasons – 10 time All-Star
1954  Hank Aaron plays in his 1st exhibition game with the Milwaukee braves – career: .305 average, 755 HRs, 2,297 RBI, 21 time All-Star
1946  NBA Hall of Famer Wes Unseld born – 1969  Rookie of the Year and MVP – only player other than Wilt Chamberlain to win both awards in the first year

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 13

1999  AC Green plays in his 1,000th consecutive NBA game
1999  Charles Barkley becomes only the 3rd NBA player in history to have 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists – Wilt and Kareem
1998  John Stockton scores his 15,000th NBA point
1992  Chick Hearn, LA Lakers broadcaster, calls his 2,500th consecutive game
1990  Doug Moe of Denver gets his 600th NBA coaching win
1962  The NBA season ends with Wilt Chamberlain scoring 4,029 points – a points per game average of 50.4
1961  Floyd Patterson beats Ingemar Johansson in 6 rounds for the heavyweight title
1903  Tennessee women play their 1st ever college basketball game – lose 10-1 to Maryville College

Monday, March 12, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 12

1998  Hakeem Olajuwon becomes the 3rd NBA player in history with 24,000 points, 12,000 rebounds, and 2,500 assists – Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1992  Moses Malone passes Oscar Robertson to become 4th highest scorer in NBA history – Kareem, Wilt, and Elvin Hayes are the only ones to top him
1985  Larry Bird scores Boston Celtics record 60 points in win over Atlanta
1972  Gordie Howe has his number retired – 997 goals, 1,409 assist, 2,237 games played
1972  Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics has his #6 retired – 11 time NBA champion, 14,522 points, 21,620 rebounds, 4,100 assists, 5 time MVP
 1970  Dan Issel of Kentucky scores 44 points and Austin Carr of Notre Dame 52 in NCAA tournament – most in one game by opposing players
 1966  Bobby Hull becomes the 1st NHL player to score 51 goals in a season
  1966  Jockey Johnny Longden retires – won 6,032 races

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 11

2003  Connecticut’s women’s basketball team loses to Villanova 52-48 – end 70 game win streak
1999  #3 seed North Carolina loses to #14 seed Weber State in the first round of the NCAA tournament
1987  Wayne Gretzky gets his 1,500th NHL point
1965  Bill Russell gets 49 rebounds in a game – 3rd highest ever
1963  Chicago Loyola beats Tennessee Tech 111-42 in NCAA tournament – largest margin of victory
1958  AL players will be required to wear batting helmets this season
1958  Notre Dame gets 86 rebounds in the NCAA tournament game – most ever
1958  #1 ranked West Virginia loses to Manhattan – Jerry West held to 10 points
1892  First public basketball game  is held (Springfiels,Ma.) – students beat faculty 5-1

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 10

2002  John Stockton of Utah gets his 15,000th assist – only player in NBA history  to do so
1998  Kevin Willis and Charles Barkley play in their 1,000th NBA game
1995  Michael Jordan announces he is giving up baseball and returning to the NBA – in his minor league career he batted .203, with 3 HRs in 127 games – did have 30 steals
1987  Ron Harper sets NBA rookie record with 10 steals in a Cavalier loss to Philadelphia
1987  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gets NBA record 4,194th foul – passes Elvin Hayes
1985  Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is the 4th NBA coach to get 700 wins
1965  Ron Woodson born – Heisman winner, NFL Hall of Famer
1963  Pete Rose makes his 1st appearance in an exhibition game – goes 2 for 2
1961  Wilt Chamberlain is the 1st NBA player to score 3,000 points in a season
1946  Jim Valvano born – college basketball coach

Friday, March 9, 2012

ENOUGH SAID

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 9

1999  Hakeem Olajuwon blocks his 3,500th shot – ends game with 3,503 NBA record
1997  Karl Malone becomes only the 5th player to have 25,000 points and 10,000 rebounds
1988  Pat Riley gets his 400th coaching win – fastest ever (540 games)
1985  Fats Lever of the Denver Nuggets sets a NBA record with 8 steals in a quarter
1981  Carlton Fisk signs with the Chicago White Sox
1979  Kevin Porter of Detroit dishes out 25 assists in a game vs. Boston
1968  In the NCAA tournament, Elvin Hayes scores 49 and has 27 rebounds as Houston beat Loyola 94-76 – only player to record 40 or more and 25 rebounds in a tournament game
1960  What a year in Boston – Celtics win 59th game of the season most in NBA history at the time – NBA record most FGs made per game (49.9), most FGs attempted (119.6), most rebounds per game (71.5)
1958  First player to score 2,000 points in a NBA season – George Yardley of Detroit
1922  Roger Hornsby becomes highest paid player in NL history - $18,500 – will win Triple Crown this season with .401 average, 42 HRs, and 152 RBI, 250 hits, and 46 doubles – will also win Triple Crown in 1925 with .403/39/143

Thursday, March 8, 2012

SIGN IN PARK

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 8

2006  LA Lakers play New Orleans in the first professional sports game since Katrina
1999  Joe DiMaggio died at age 84 – won 9 World Series, in 1941 had 56 games hitting streak, career: .325 average, 361 HRs, 1,537 RBI, 3 time MVP
1996  Jerry Sloan of Utah gets his 500th coaching win
1994  Chicago’s Scottie Pippen and teammate Pete Myers each score a 4 point play in the game vs. Atlanta
1971  Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight game – 2nd longest to 33 of LA Lakers
1966  Hall of Fame veteran’s committee inducts Casey Stengell into Hall of Fame
1954  The only doubleheader in NBA history involving the same teams – Milwaukee beats Baltimore twice 64-54 and 65-54
1953  Jim Rice born - .298 average, 382 HRs, 1,451 RBI – MVP in 1978 when he was .315/46/139 with 213 hits and 15 triples
1930  Babe Ruth signs 2 year $160,000 deal – when told he made more than the President his reply was “I had a better year”

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

BBQ GEAR

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 7

2001  Phoenix Suns retire #7 of Kevin Johnson who played 12 seasons for them
1996  Magic Johnson gets his 10,000th assist – 2nd to do so
1995  Dominique Wilkins scores his 25,000th NBA point
1987  Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 rounds for the heavyweight title adding the WBA title to his resume
1986  Wayne Gretzky breaks his own record with his 136th assist of the season
1974  New Orleans Jazz become NBA’s 18th franchise
1970  Notre Dame’s Austin Carr sets NCAA record with 61 points scored 
 1954  In an exhibition game, Lakers and Milwaukee experiment with 12 foot high baskets
 1951  Ezzard Charles beat Jersey Joe Walcott to retain his heavyweight title

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 6

2006  Kirby Puckett died – MLB Hall of Famer - .318 average, 207 HRs, 1,085 RBI in 12 seasons – 10 time All-Star

2000  Shaquille O’ Neal scores 61 and has 23 rebounds for the LA Lakers

1988  Julie Krone wins her 1,205th horse race – the most for any female jockey

1987  Andre Dawson signs one year deal with Chicago Cubs for $650,000 – will hit .287, 49 HRs, 137 RBI this season and be names NL MVP

1985  Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in the 1st round of his first pro fight

1982  San Antonio beats Milwaukee in 3 OTs 171-166 – highest scoring NBA game ever – will be surpassed 12/13/83 when Pistons and Nuggets play in a 186-184 game

1973  In an exhibition game, Minnesota’s Larry Hisle hits 2 HRs and has 7 RBI – he is the first player to act as a designated hitter

1972  Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer as golf’s all time money winner

1972  Shaquille O’ Neal born

1940  Willie Stargell born – hit .282, 475 HRs, 1,540 RBI, won MVP

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 5

1997  Bobby Knight wins his 700th game – youngest to reach the milestone

1996  Dallas sets NBA record by attempting 49 three point shots in the game – George McCloud had 20 attempts himself and hit for NBA record 7

1985  Mike Bossy 1st NHL player to score 50 or more goals in 8 straight seasons

1982  Gaylord Perry signs 1 year deal with Seattle – will record his 300th career win with them

1981  Scott Hamilton wins the men’s figure skating championship

1973  NY Yankees pitchers Peterson and Kekich announce that they are swapping wives

1966  Marvin Miller is elected director of the MLB Players Association
1964  Scott Skiles born – NBA player and coach – holds NBA record for most assists in a game with

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 4

2009  Manny Ramirez signs with the LA Dodgers for 2 years $45 million

1996  John Stockton is the first NBA player to have 11,000 assists

1995  George Foreman loses his WBA boxing title by refusing to fight Tony Tucker

1994  Michael Jordan’s first at bat in spring training – grounded out

1990  Hank Gathers of Loyola Marymount collapses in a basketball game and died upon arrival at the hospital

1976  San Francisco Giants sold for $8 million

1972  Texas trades Denny McLain to Oakland A‘s – 2 time Cy Young winner lost 22 games in 1971

1970  Jacksonville is the first college team to average over 100 points per game in a season

1968  Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 – had lost to Mathis twice in Olympic qualifiers

1948  Stan Musial signs for $31,000

1888  Knute Rockne born – Notre Dame coach 1918-1931 – won 105 games, lost 12, tied 5 – died in a plane crash in 1931

Saturday, March 3, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 3

2007  Kansas Jayhawks win their 1,900th game – 3rd all time to Kentucky and North Carolina
2006  1st ever World Baseball Classic game – South Korea beat Taiwan 2-0
1999  Dell Curry of Milwaukee scored his 1,000th three point field goal
1995  AC Green played in his 707th consecutive game – 3rd most all time
1985  Kevin McHale sets Celtics team record with 56 points – Larry Bird will get 60 nine days later
1985  Willie Shoemaker is the 1st jockey to win $100 million in purses
1983  Steve Carlton signs 4 year $4.15 million deal with Philadelphia – will be the highest paid pitcher in MLB
1962  Jackie Joyner-Kersee born – Olympic gold in 1988 and 1992
1962  Herschel Walker born – Heisman award winner and NFL star
1872  Willie Keeler born – batted .341, 2,932 hits, hit .300 or better in 16 of 19 seasons including .424 in 1897

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 2

2005  Jackie Robinson is posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor
1993  Denver Nuggets retire Alex English’s #7 – 25,613 points, 6,538 rebounds, 4,351 assists
1992  Ryne Sandberg of Cubs signs 4 year $28.4 million deal – highest paid player in MLB
1989  The Cleveland Cavaliers win their 22nd straight home game – last loss was December 15, 1988
1985  Reggie Bush born
1982  Ben Roethlisberger born
1969  Phil Esposito is the 1st NHL player to score 100 points in a season – Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe will also score 100 this season
 1962  Philadelphia beats NY Knicks 169-147 – Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points – made 36 of 63 field goals, 28 of 32 free throws, and had 25 rebounds – ended the season with a NBA record 50.4  point average
 1951  The first NBA All-Star game – East beat West 111-94 in Boston
 1909  Mel Ott born – batted .304, 511 HRs, 1,860 RBI in his career

Thursday, March 1, 2012

TODAY'S PICTURE

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TODAY'S PICTURE

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 1

2008  In women’s college basketball, Fordham loses to George Washington 66-27 – set NCAA record with 0-29 season
1998  Pat Riley gets his 900th career coaching win
1996  Lenny Wilkins becomes the first coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games
1988  Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his 1,050th NHL Assist
1986  NY Knicks retire #15 – Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
1981  Calvin Murphy misses a free throw – ended his 78 consecutive streak
1978  John Drew of Atlanta sets a NBA record with 14 turnovers vs. New Jersey
1969  Mickey Mantle announces his retirement - .298 average, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP, 16 time All-Star
1954  Ted Williams fractures his collarbone in the 1st game of spring training
1949  Joe Louis retires as heavyweight champion