On This Day

Events in Sport on March 10

Boxing Title Fight

1888 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L. Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds

  • 1900 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks outclass Halifax Crescents, 11-0 to sweep challenge series, 2-0
  • 1913 Stanley Cup, Quebec Skating Rink, Quebec City, Quebec: Quebec Bulldogs retain trophy; defeat Sydney Millionaires (NS), 6-2 for a 2-0 sweep of the challenge series

Sports History

1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

  • 1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
  • 1934 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • 1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • 1951 Ireland clinches their 7th Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-3 draw against Wales at the National Stadium, Cardiff
  • 1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy

Sports History

1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells her 54% share of MLB Chicago White Sox to Bill Veeck, for a reported $27M

  • 1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida

Sports History

1963 MLB infielder Pete Rose debuts with Cincinnati at spring training in Tampa, Florida; hits in his first 2 at bats

Sports History

1963 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 70 points in 163-148 defeat to Syracuse Nationals at Onondaga War Memorial

  • 1973 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
  • 1982 Saleem Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • 1983 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • 1984 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • 1984 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
  • 1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • 1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • 1985 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54
  • 1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame

Sports History

1988 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

  • 1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)
  • 1990 Ice Pairs World Championship at Halifax won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)

Sports History

1990 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)

  • 1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
  • 1991 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • 1991 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • 1991 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
  • 1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • 1996 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
  • 1996 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
  • 2001 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
  • 2002 49th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State, 91-61
  • 2002 43rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Alabama, 61-58
  • 2007 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42

Laureus Awards

2010 Laureus World Sports Awards, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Serena Williams; Team: Brawn F1 team

  • 2012 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44
  • 2018 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest
  • 2022 After a 99-day lockout, Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association reach a new collective bargaining agreement; MLB teams set to play full 162 game season in 2022