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

I'm going to become a hog farmer. After some of the things I've been through, I regard it as a step up.
- Al Conover, Rice football coach