TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

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