Today In sporting History

Posted: November 15, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today in sporting History. Today in 1939 it was the beginning of a dark period for Jews when Nazis begun mass murder of Warsaw Jews.

In 1940, 1st black to sign hockey contract-Arthur Dorrington and AC Seagulls.

In 1960, Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks.

In 1968, 1st date in the controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary “Ball Four” The tell all book betrayed the long-standing rule: “What you see here, what you say here, what you do here, let it stay here.”

Ball Four revealed publicly for the first time the degree of womanizing prevalent in the major leagues, the spying on women from rooftops or from under the stands and the routine drug use.

In 1989 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games

In 1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game

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