TO­DAY IN SPORTS HIS­TORY

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1916 New York Yan­kees buy Frank “Home Run” Baker from the Philadel­phia Ath­let­ics for $37,500. 1930 Weona beats Toluca in Illi­nois Bas­ket­ball Tour­na­ment in 10 over­times. 1931 Spring train­ing site of New York Yan­kees in St. Peters­burg is re­named Miller Hug­gins Field in honour of the team’s late man­ager. 1932 3rd Win­ter Olympic Games close in Lake Placid, N.Y. 1932 U.S. bob­sled team mem­ber Ed­die Ea­gan be­comes only ath­lete to win gold in both Sum­mer and Win­ter Olympics. Ea­gan won a box­ing gold in 1920. 1936 Sonja He­nie, Nor­way, wins 3rd con­sec­u­tive Olympic fig­ure skat­ing gold. 1964 Fu­ture U.S. se­na­tor Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Prince­ton. 1976 12th Win­ter Olympic Games close in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria. 1978 Leon Spinks beats Muham­mad Ali in 15 for heavy­weight box­ing ti­tle. 1980 Eric Hei­den skates Olympic record 500 m in 38.03 sec. 1980 Wayne Gret­zky as­sists on NHL-record-ty­ing 7 goals in a game. 1990 Base­ball own­ers lock out play­ers. 1996 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleve­land Browns, fin­ish­ing his Cleve­land coach­ing ca­reer with a record of 36-44. 1999 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Hold­sclaw win.

Nor­way’s Sonja He­nie, win­ner of 10 con­sec­u­tive World Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships, won the last of her three Olympic gold medals at the Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ger­many, 81 years ago to­day.

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