TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title. 1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball. 1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager, taking over the Washington Senators. 1961 AFL’s Los Angeles Chargers move to San Diego. 1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal in Grenoble, France. 1969 LSU’s Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94. 1975 William “Judy” Johnson elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1989 Celtic KC Jones and Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to the NBA Hall of Fame. 1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting in St Louis. 1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court. 1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA. 1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington. 2006 20th Winter Olympic Games open at Turin, Italy.