TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
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.