Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 31

1998  Tampa Bay Devil Rays play their first game ever – lose to Detroit 11-6
1998  Arizona Diamondbacks play their first game ever – lose to Colorado 9-2
1998  Craig Biggio hits into a double play on Opening Day – did not hit into one all of last year
1996  San Antonio Spurs end the month 16-0
1992  Cotton Fitzsimmons of Phoenix wins his 800th coaching game in the NBA
1975  UCLA wins NCAA tournament beating Kentucky 92-85 – last coaching game for John Wooden (664-162 record) – UCLA’s 10th title in last 12 years
1973  Ken Norton beats Muhammad Ali in 12 rounds
1931  Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne dies in an airplane crash
1928  Gordie Howe born – played 26 years in professional hockey – 6 time NHL MVP
1878  Jack Johnson born – 1st black heavyweight champion (1908 to 1915)

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