Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On this Day.....

Today is Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Today in
Sports History

1930 - The New York Yankees signed Babe Ruth to a two-year contract worth $160,000.

1954 - Herb McKenley set a world record for the quarter mile when he ran the distance in 46.8 seconds.

1954 - The Milwaukee Hawks and the Baltimore Bullets played the first double header in NBA history.

1957 - The International Boxing Club was ruled a monopoly putting it in violation of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law.

1971 - Joe Frazier retained his world heavyweight championship by defeating Muhammad Ali in a 15-round decision. It was Ali's first loss in 32 professional fights.

1986 - Martina Navratilova became the first woman tennis player to win more than $10 million in her career.

2004 - Todd Bertuzzi (Vancouver Canucks) hit Steve Moore (Colorado Avalanche) in the side of the head from behind and drove his head into the ice. Moore landed face-first with Bertuzzi on top of him. Moore suffered a broken neck, a concussion and deep cuts on his face. On March 11, the NHL suspended Bertuzzi for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs and announced that his eligibility would be assessed the following season and would take into account Moore's health and the progression of his recovery.

2006 - NFL owners and the players' union agreed on a union proposal which extended the collective bargaining agreement from six years.

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