Today In Sporting History

Posted: October 30, 2007 in Today in history

In 1922, Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 and 3 players for Jack Bentley

In 1956, Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961

In 1974, Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali was an ageing boxer against a younger Foreman to prepare for the fight he focused on endurance. In the early rounds he received punches from the agile foreman. By round eight foreman was tired, then Ali struck to win. The fight was billed as “Rumble In the Jungle” fully promoted by the then Zaire Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.

In 1975, John Bucyk, of Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals.

In 1988, 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share $61.38 Million California lotto jackpot.

In 1988, NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time

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