Thursday, March 21, 2013

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

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