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This Day in Sports History


1920 – Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the baseball.

1949 – Joe Fulks of Philadelphia scores 63 points in a 108-87 win over Indianapolis to set an NBA scoring record that would last for nearly a decade.

1952 – The Baltimore Bullets play a 48 minute game against the Fort Wayne Pistons and do not make a single substitution. The Bullets win 82-77.

1961 – The Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL move to San Diego.

1972 – Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens  becomes the first rookie in modern NHL history to have three hat tricks in a season.

1989 – KC Jones and Lenny Wilkins are elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

1989 – To gain deregulation, the WWF admits that pro wrestling is not a real sport in a New Jersey court.

2003 – Brett Hull, then with the Detroit Red Wings, becomes the sixth player in NHL history to score 700 career regular season goals.

2006 – The Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy.

2007 – Jaromir Jagr, playing with the Rangers, becomes the 12th player in NHL history to record 1,500 career points. 

2017 – Draymond Green becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double while scoring fewer than 10 points. Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals while only scoring four points. He also added five blocks which made him the first player in league history to have 10 steals and five blocks in a game since both became an official stat in the 1973-74 season.

2019 – The Alliance of American Football begins play, with eight teams across the country. The league lasts one season.

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