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Today in sports history for Tuesday, Mar. 3

...Peter Ueberroth, president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, is elected commissioner of baseball by major league team owners.1985 - Bill Shoemaker becomes the first jockey to win $100 million in career purses after riding Lord...

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Today in sports history for Monday, March 2

...more than Everett Case had at North Carolina State and Roy Williams had at Kansas in their first eight years.2012 - Major League Baseball expands its playoff format to 10 teams, adding a second wild card in each league. The decision establishes...

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Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 20

...over the East in the NBA All-Star game. Feb. 211931 - The Chicago White Sox meet the New York Giants in the first major league night game. The 10-inning exhibition is played in Houston.1952 - The Boston Celtics and the Fort Wayne Pistons...

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Today in sports history for Sunday, Feb. 15

...umpire in organized baseball when he signs to work in the class-C Southwest International League. He later serves as a major league umpire for the American League from 1966 to 1970.1953 - Tenley Albright becomes the first American woman to win a...

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Celebrated Little League team stripped of championship title

...glimpse of them as they were paraded by bus from their home field to a downtown park. The team was treated to a trip to a major league World Series game in San Francisco and then a visit with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the...

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Today In Sports History for Wednesday, Feb. 4

...in the United States.1957 - Joe McCarthy and Sam Crawford are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.1969 - The 24 major league owners unanimously select Bowie Kuhn as commissioner for a one-year term at a salary of $100,000.1971 - The Baseball...

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Today in sports history for Friday, Jan. 30

1926 - The major league rules committee mandates that pitchers must have access to a rosin bag.1971 - UCLA starts its 88-game winning streak with a...

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Alex Rodriguez meets with Yankees, apologizes for actions

...762), and breaking Bonds' major league record. Rodriguez has 654 home...on Rodriguez's behalf by the Major League Baseball Players Association...25 million salary.After suing Major League Baseball and the union in federal...

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Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 6

...Boston Bruins.1958 - Ted Williams signs with the Boston Red Sox for $135,000, making him the highest paid player in major league history.1967 - Muhammad Ali successfully defends his world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Ernest...

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Today in sports history for Sunday, Jan. 18

...of Fame. His 90 shutouts is second on the all-time list to Walter Johnson and his 16 shutouts in 1916 is still the major league record.1958 - Canadian born Willie O'Ree becomes the NHL's first black player for the Boston Bruins.1972 - The...

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