January 17, 1970 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Candace Murray, softball shortstop (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • James Wattana, Thai snooker player
  • Jeremy Roenick, NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes), born in Boston, Massachusetts