Today is Saturday, December 2, 2023

Today in
Sports History

1963 - The Major League Rules Committee banned the use of oversized catcher's mitts. The rule went into effect in 1965.

1984 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) threw his 40th touchdown pass of the season.

1987 - "The Grabowski Shuffle" video by Mike Ditka and The Grabowskis was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

1988 - ESPN aired its 10,000th Sports Center, making it the most televised cable program in history.

1996 - Clyde Drexler (Houston Rockets) became the fourth NBA player to reach 2,000 career steals.

1997 - Latrell Sprewell's $32 million contract was terminated by the Golden State Warriors. The termination came one day after Sprewell assaulted head coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Sports Quote

We didn't want to weaken the rest of the league.
- Frank Lane, Milwaukee Brewers executive, on why he didn't make any off-season trades