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Last Updated: February 9, 2021

This Day in Sports History (2/7/2021 – (2/13/2021)

Introduction

February 7th, 1958

  • Brooklyn Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers.

February 8th, 1960

  • Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics becomes first NBA player with 50 rebounds in a game with 51.

February 9th, 1971

  • Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes first negro league player that is elected in to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

February 10th, 1920

  • Major League Baseball outlaws all pitches that involve tampering with the ball in any way.

February 11th, 1971

  • John Believau of the Montreal Canadians scores his 500th career NHL goal.

February 12th, 1878

  • Frederick Thayer patents the baseball catcher's mask.

February 13th, 1920

  • National Negro Baseball League is organized in the United States of America.

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