TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1876 Baseball’s National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis. 1892 Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby. 1943 Chicago Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest. 1944 Baseball officials meet in New York City to discuss postwar restart. 1949 Golfing champion Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident. 1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 points in basketball game. 1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5-year contract to coach the Green Bay Packers. 1964 Sjoukje Dijkstra of The Netherlands wins Olympic gold medal for figure skating. 1964 Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced. 1969 Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points. 1977 Toronto Maple Leaf sets a record for NHL defenceman Ian Turnbull scoring five goals in a game. 1987 Three-time 20-game winner Kansas City Royal pitcher Dennis Leonard retires. 1997 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games. 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8 as the most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers.