On This Day In Sports History…

  • 1912: Fenway Park officially opens as Red Sox beat New York Highlanders
  • 1920: Phillies manager Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter; his 3- run homer lifts NY Giants to win
  • 1944: NFL legalizes coaching from bench
  • 1982: Atlanta Braves become first ever team to win first 12 games of the season
  • 1986: Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
  • 1988: Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season at 0-14
  • 1990: Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income
  • 2013: Five snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado