Today In Sporting History

Posted: December 2, 2007 in Today in history

Welcome to today highlights in sporting history. It was a day like today in 1982 when David Blue a rocker, died while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41. And earlier in 1927 the 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385.  
1907 English Professional Football Player’s Association forms

1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract

1940 Gerry Cheevers NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)

1950 Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O’Sullivan 14 times in a title fight

1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs

1987 “334” club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20 inches of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands.  “Your team has to be supported through thick and thin.”



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