TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1949 New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio becomes the first $100,000 a year baseball player.
1958 Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc.
1959 Dorothy Rigney sells the Chicago White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27 million.
1964 Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and changes his name to Muhammad Ali.
1969 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah).
1976 Toronto Maple Leaf Darryl Sittler sets NHL record with 10 points in a game.
1987 Dennis Conner and Stars & Stripes bring the America’s Cup back to US.
1991 Bob Knight, Larry O’Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin and Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame.
1998 18th Winter Olympic Games open in Nagano, Japan.
1998 NHL’s Dallas Stars retire Neal Broten’s No. 7.
2010 Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first Super Bowl.
2014 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia.
Toronto Maple Leaf captain Darryl Sittler scores one of his six goals to go with four assists that set an NHL one-game scoring record in a 11-4 victory over the Boston Bruins, 41 years ago today.