This Day in Sports History: 1/11

  • 1946 – Bert Bell becomes the 2nd commissioner in NFL history and moves the league office from Chicago to Philadelphia.

  • 1970 – Lew Wallace grad Hank Stram coaches the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. KC quarterback Len Dawson is named MVP.

  • 1970 – Billy Casper becomes the second pro golfer to collect over $1 million in career earnings.

  • 1973 – The American League institutes the designated hitter rule.

  • 1977 – The Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to the Dodgers for Bill Buckner.

  • 1983 – Billy Martin is hired as manager of the Yankees for the third time.

  • 1984 – The Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 163-155 in the highest scoring regulation game in NBA history.

  • 1987 – Trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 left in the game, Broncos quarterback John Elway leads his team on a 98 yard drive to tie the AFC Championship, with Denver ultimately winning in overtime. It’s now known as “The Drive”.

  • 1995 – NHL owners and players end a 103 day lockout with the regular season being reduced to 48 games.

  • 1999 – Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

  • 2004 – Down by three to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Division round and facing a 4th and 26, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb throws a 29 yard pass to wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. Philadelphia would tie the game and win in overtime.

  • 2007 – English soccer star David Beckham signs a five year $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy of the MLS.

  • 2010 – Slugger Mark McGwire admits to using steroids “on and off” for nearly a decade, including the year where he broke the single season home run record.


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