TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1960 Elgin Baylor of NBA Los Angeles Lakers scores 71 points versus New York Knicks. 1964 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman professional. 1983 Mike Bossy scores 75th hat trick in New York Islanders’ history. 2005 The American baseball players’ association and franchise owners agree to toughen the current penalties for the use of steroids, using a 50-game suspension for a first offence, 100 games for a second, and then lifetime ban for a third.
Recognized as one of the best golfers of the 20th century, Mickey Wright, winner of 13 major championships and 82 LPGA victories, shot a record-low round of 62, 53 years ago today.