On This Day In Sports History…

  • 1946: Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
  • 1950: Yankees win 15-10 after trailing Red Sox 9-0 in the 6th inning
  • 1966: Bill Russell becomes first African American coach in NBA history
  • 1987: Mike Schmidt hits his 500th home run
  • 1995: Joe Montana announces his retirement
  • 1998: Peyton Manning drafted first overall by the Colts
  • 1999: Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL
  • 2008: NBA owners give approval of a Seattle SuperSonics’ relocation to Oklahoma City