Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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

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