Friday, February 16, 2007


This Day in Sports History - February 16

This Day in Sports History - February 16


1972 - NBA basketball player Wilt Chamberlain scores 30,000th point. (1991 - Chamberlain scores 20,000th time off the court)

2004 - Alex Rodriguez was traded to the New York Yankees, in a deal that sent Alfonso Soriano to the Texas Rangers. (Arod gets alot of undeserved flack. He may not perform as well in pressure situations as he does the rest of the time; although, that seems to be mainly a 2006 thing. But he performs so well generally that he's still one of the top players around.)

2005 - The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute. (A fun sport to watch, but I never really understood it. I remember the kids who played hockey when I was growing up had to wake up at 4 AM because that's the only way that they could get rink time. That, and the expenses involved, helped ensure that I would never play.)

1915 - Jim O'Hora, American college football coach (d. 2005)
1921 - Jean Behra, French Formula One driver (d. 1959)
1929 - Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
1934 - Marlene Hagge, American professional golfer
1936 - Jill Kinmont, American skier
1943 - Brig Owens, American football player
1952 - Barry Foote, Major League Baseball player
1953 - George Martin, American footballer
- Lanny McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
1954 - Michael Holding, West Indian fast bowler cricket
1958 - Oscar Schmidt, Brazilian basketball player
1959 - John McEnroe, American tennis player
- Kelly Tripucka, American basketball player
1964 - Bebeto, Brazilian footballer
1967 - John Valentin, baseball player
1967 - Keith Gretzky, former hockey player
1972 - Jerome Bettis, American football player
1976 - Eric Byrnes, American baseball player
1977 - Ahman Green, American football player
1980 - Ashley Lelie, American football player
1981 - Qyntel Woods, American basketball player
1983 - Tuomo Ruutu, Finnish hockey player

2006 - Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)

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