Events in Sport on March 2

  • 1842 4th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard Gaylad wins
  • 1853 15th Grand National: Tom Oliver aboard Peter Simple wins
  • 1859 21st Grand National: Chris Green aboard Half Caste IRE wins
  • 1874 Baseball batter's box is officially adopted
  • 1898 Australia complete a 4-1 cricket series annihilation of England
  • 1918 NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Philadelphia A's

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1927 Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1929 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game

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1936 Bradman scores 369 in 253 mins, SA v Tasmania, 46 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1951 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
  • 1952 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • 1958 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open

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1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57
  • 1968 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain

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1969 Phil Esposito becomes 1st NHL Player to score 100 points in a season

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • 1976 Bob Lurie becomes CEO of San Francisco Giants
  • 1980 3rd Islander scoreless tie-Penguins in Pitts
  • 1980 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
  • 1980 Mike Bratz (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

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1982 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1984 John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1986 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • 1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game

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1989 NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • 1990 Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
  • 1991 Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 1991 NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
  • 1996 Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator

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1996 Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 1997 Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters

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1997 Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • 2000 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland
  • 2003 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-0 to win in Auckland