The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTING LIFE -

1931 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play 1st ex­hi­bi­tion night game. 1948 NASCAR is in­cor­po­rated. 1952 Dick But­ton per­forms 1st fig­ure skat­ing triple jump in com­pe­ti­tion. 1953 Ni­a­gara beats Siena 88-81 in 6 over­times, the long­est col­le­giate basketball game ever. 1968 Baseball announces a min­i­mum an­nual salary of $10,000. 1973 Chicago Black­hawks play a record 262nd NHL game with­out be­ing shut out. 1979 2 Iowa girls high school basketball teams play four score­less quar­ters. The game is fi­nally won 4-2 in 4th over­time pe­riod. 1980 Eric Hei­den skates Olympic record 1500 m in 1:55.44. 1985 Tim Raines is awarded a $12 mil­lion salary for 1985 by ar­bi­tra­tor. 1989 Pete Rose meets with Com­mis­sioner Ue­ber­roth to dis­cuss al­le­ga­tions that he had bet on the out­come of baseball games while manag­ing the Cincin­nati Reds. 1992 Kristi Ya­m­aguchi of U.S. wins Olympic gold medal in women’s fig­ure skat­ing. 1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record in­door of 6.15 me­tres. 1995 CFL’s Sacra­mento Gold Min­ers be­come the San An­to­nio Tex­ans.

Seven­teen-time all-star and three-time World Se­ries win­ner Pete Rose was in­for­mally ques­tioned by com­mis­sioner Peter Ue­ber­roth about bet­ting on baseball games as a man­ager of the Cincin­nati Reds, fol­lowed six months later by a per­ma­nent ban that still stands, 28 years ago to­day.

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