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This day in sports History - March 6th 2012

Mike Gartner NHL
(not his best look)

1973
 - Larry Hisle (Minnesota Twins) became baseball’s first designated hitter. The spring-training exhibition game was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

1982 - National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184 

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) scored his 30th goal of the season. He set a record for scoring 30 goals in a season for the 17th time in his career. 

-SF

7 Sons of Former MLers on Dodgers Roster

mlboffseason:

The first four all played yesterday. They combined to hit for a natural cycle in a 5-run 6th inning versus the White Sox.

Tony Gwynn, Jr., son of Tony Gwynn (single)

Justin Sellers, son of Jeff Sellers (double)

Ivan DeJesus, Jr., son of Ivan DeJesus (triple)

Scott Van Slyke, son of Andy Van Slyke (home run)

Also on the roster:

Dee Gordon, son of Tom “Flash” Gordon

Jerry Hairston, Jr., son of Jerry Hairston

Matt Wallach, son of Tim Wallach

(via mlboffseason)

Ladies and gentleman, he is cleared for take off. 

Ladies and gentleman, he is cleared for take off. 

Top 5 favorite Major League Baseball Stadiums

The 2012 MLB season is just around the corner! Here are my top 5 favorite stadiums in the major leagues.

5. Target Field - Minnesota Twins

One of the newer ball parks in the MLB, Target Field boasts some unique architecture and a seating capacity of 42,035
Minnesota Twins Target Field 

4. AT&T Park - San Francisco Giants

Because of it’s unique bleacher standing areas and being situated right next to McCovey Cove, the park has had its fair share of splash hits!
SF Giants At&t Park 

3. Wrigley Field - Chicago Cubs

Simply one of the oldest parks in the game. Know for having friendly confines, don’t hit a home run if you’re the visiting team. They’re not interested in keeping your ball! 
Wrigley Field Chicago Cubs 

2. Minute Maid Park - Houston Astros

Need I say more…. WOW
Minute Maid Park Houston Astros 

1. Fenway Park - Boston Redsox

Having had the chance to visit and watch a baseball game in Fenway park, this park blew my mind. Rich history, the green monster, the bleachers - simply amazing!
Boston Redsox Fenway Park 

-SF

This day in sports History - March 5th 2012

ben johnson busted drugs sprinter

1985
 - Mike Bossy, of the New York Islanders, became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons. 

1993 - Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time. 

1995 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) was suspended by the NBA for one game after deliberately elbowing Milwaukee’s Joe Wolf. 

-SF

This day in sports History - March 4th 2012

guy lafleur nhl canadiens

1913
 - The New York Yankees traveled to Bermuda for spring practice. They were the first team to leave the U.S. to train. 

1970 - The New York Rangers set an NHL record of 126 games without being shutout. 

1981 - Guy LaFleur (Montreal Canadiens) scored his 1000th career point. 

-SF

Ah…. this never seems to get old! GO HABS GO!

Ah…. this never seems to get old! GO HABS GO!

This day in sports History - March 3rd, 2012

Wayne Gretzky NHL 1982

1875
 - The first recorded hockey game was played in Montreal. 

1968 - Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 1,000 career points. 

1982 - Wayne Gretzky (Edmonton Oilers) scored his 77th, 78th and 79th goals of the season. 

1992 - Mike Bossy’s #2 became the second number retired by the New York Islanders

This day in Sports History - March 2nd, 2012

Peyton Manning Colts Super Bowl NFL

1927 - Babe Ruth signed a 3-year contract with the New York Yankees worth $70,000 a year.

1929 - The Chicago Blackhawks were shut out for the eighth consecutive game.

1962 - Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knicks. The final score was 169-147. Chamberlain broke several NBA records in the game.

1966 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in two seasons.

1969 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) became the first player in the NHL to score 100 points in a season. Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe also crossed the 100 mark during the same season. 

2004 - The Indianapolis Colts signed Peyton Manning to a seven-year, $98 million deal with a $34.5 million signing bonus. It was the largest package to date in the NFL. 

-SF