Wednesday, November 3, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1929 - Providence became the first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights. The game was against the Cardinals.

1948 - Gordie Howe (Detroit Redwings) made the first of his record 21 All-Star appearances.

1953 - The Rules Committee of organized baseball restored the sacrifice fly. The rule had not been used since 1939.

1972 - Joe Namath was featured on the cover of LIFE magazine.

1989 - The Minnesota Timberwolves played their first NBA game. They lost to Seatlle 106-94.

1989 - Lou Piniella was named the manager of the Reds. He replaced the banned Pete Rose.

Greg Maddux

1993 - Greg Maddux (Atlanta Braves) became the first player to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards on different teams.

1993 - Ken Daneyko (New Jersey Devils) set a record when he played in his 322nd consecutive game.

1995 - The FleetCenter, Rose Garden and the Skydome hosted their first NBA games.

Jerry Rice
1996 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) became the first NFL player to catch 1,000 career receptions.

1998 - Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its governor.

Jesse  Ventura

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