Today is Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Today in
Sports History

1930 - J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament. The event was held in Chattanooga, TN.

1945 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson.

1978 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) broke an NHL record when he scored six points in one period.

1988 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 521 yards, three touchdowns and completed 35 of 60 against the New York Jets. It was considered the single-best passing day in NFL history.

1993 - Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) became only the second player to end the World Series with a homerun.

1993 - The Toronto Maple Leafs set an NHL record when they won their ninth straight game at the start of the season.

1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became only the 10th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,250th career point.

2003 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored his 200th career goal. He scored three goals in the Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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