This Day in Sports History: 3/13

  • 1878 – Oxford and Cambridge face off in the first ever collegiate golf match.

  • 1954 – Bobby Thomson of the Milwaukee Braves breaks his ankle sliding into a base during a spring training game. He’s replaced on the roster by rookie Hank Aaron.

  • 1960 – The Chicago Cardinals of the NFL move to St. Louis.

  • 1997 – The America’s  Cup, the oldest trophy in international sports, is nearly destroyed after being hit with a sledge hammer by a protester in New Zealand.

  • 1998 – Bryce Drew hits a leaning three pointer as time expires to give Valpo an upset win over Mississippi 70-69 in the NCAA Tournament.

  • 1998 – John Stockton scores his 15,000th career point.

  • 1999 – Phil Housley of the Calgary Flames sets the record for most career points scored by an American hockey player with 1,066.

  • 1999 – Charles Barkley becomes the third player in NBA history to have 20,000 career points, 10,000 career rebounds and 4,000 career assists.

  • 2007 – Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars scores his 500th career goal. He’s just the second American born player to reach that mark.

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