Sunday, February 13, 2011

On this Day.....

Today is Sunday, February 13, 2011

Today in
Sports History

1920 - The National Negro Baseball League was organized.

1923 - "The Renaissance," the first black pro basketball team, was organized.

1937 - The NFL's Boston Redskins moved to Washington.

1953 - The Oakland Athletics changed the name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium. The change was in honor of their longtime owner and manager.

1965 - Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.

1973 - Frank Mahovlich (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1,000th career point in the NHL


1977 - Julius "Dr. J" Erving played in his first NBA All-Star Game. He was voted MVP with 30-points and 12-rebounds.

1982 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored five goals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

1983 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game.

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1983 - The World Boxing Council became the first to cut matches from 15 to 12 rounds.

1990 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) scored his 500th career goal in the NHL.

2002 - Bill Simpson filed a defamation suit against NASCAR for blaming a seat belt made by Simpson Performance Products for the death of Dale Earnhardt a year before. Simpson said that all he wanted was an apology, but when NASCAR refused he filed the suit.

Roger Clemens

2008 - Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.


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