What Happened on This Day in Sports History. March 16th.

 What Happened on This Day in Sports History. March 16th. 

Here are some notable events that happened in sports history on March 16th:

  • 1915: The Federal League, a short-lived professional baseball league, is officially recognized by Major League Baseball as a third major league. The league only lasts two seasons before folding.

  • 1962: Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single NBA game, setting a record that still stands today. His Philadelphia Warriors defeated the New York Knicks 169-147.

  • 1994: Figure skater Tonya Harding pleads guilty to hindering the prosecution in connection with the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan. The incident occurred in January of that year, just prior to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

  • 1997: The Vancouver Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors, both of whom had joined the NBA in 1995 as expansion teams, face each other for the first time in a regular-season game. The Raptors win the game 94-78.

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