Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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

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