Today's Events in Sports History

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  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded, NY
  • 1948 Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
  • 1950 Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1960 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • 1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 1963 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
  • 1967 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10
  • 1968 NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1969 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1972 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1980 PGA begins a senior golf tour
  • 1980 West Indies beat England 2-0 to win cricket's 1st World Series Cup
  • 1981 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1983 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 1983 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
  • 1984 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • 1984 Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
  • 1987 Blizzard in NJ, as 334 attend Devils-Flame NHL game, NJ wins 7-5
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • 1988 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1988 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1990 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • 1994 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1995 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1998 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1998 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2006 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • 2006 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14
  • 2012 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • 2012 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)