TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

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1895 In the 1st in­ter­col­le­giate bas­ket­ball game, Min­nesota Agri­cul­ture beats Ham­line 9-3. 1895 Vol­ley­ball is in­vented by W.G. Mor­gan in Mas­sachusetts. 1900 Dwight Davis es­tab­lishes a new ten­nis tro­phy, the Davis Cup. 1920 Joint Rules Com­mit­tee bans for­eign sub­stances and al­ter­ations to Ma­jor League base­balls. 1940 Joe Louis beats Ar­turo Godoy in 15 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1942 Philadel­phia “Phillies” change nick­name (tem­po­rar­ily) to “Phils.” 1943 NL seeks buyer for Philadel­phia Phillies as owner Gerry Nu­gent falls in ar­rears. 1951 St. Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45. 1960 AFL and NFL agree ver­bally to a no tam­per­ing pact. 1964 9th Win­ter Olympic Games close at Inns­bruck, Aus­tria. 1971 Satchel Paige be­comes 1st Ne­groLeague player elected to the Base­ball Hall of Fame. 2016 Su­per Bowl 50: Den­ver Bron­cos de­feat Carolina Pan­thers 24—10, at Levi’s Sta­dium, Santa Clara.

Satchel Paige, the leg­endary pitcher rec­og­nized as one of the all-time great­est who pitched for 40 years as a pro in the Ne­gro Leagues and Ma­jor Leagues, be­came the first Ne­gro League player in­ducted in the Base­ball Hall of Fame, 46 years ago to­day.

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