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This Day in Sports History


1909 – The Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young to Cleveland.

1944 – 15 year old Joe Nuxhall signs with the Cincinnati Reds.

1960 – The VIII Winter Olympic Games open in Squaw Valley, California.

1978 – The first Iron Man Triathlon is held in Kona, Hawaii.

1981 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the first player in NHL history to record five hat tricks before he turns 21 years old.

1986 – San Antonio’s Alvin Robertson records the second quadruple-double in NBA history, scoring 20 points to go along with 11 boards, 10 assists, and 10 steals.

1995 – John Stockton becomes the first player in NBA history to record 10,000 career assists.

2001 – NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt is killed in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

2004 – The Cubs sign Greg Maddux for his second stint with the club.

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