TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.