On this Day in Sports History January 20
On this day in 1985, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX. It was the second straight Super Bowl victory for the 49ers, who pretty much dominated the entire game. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana won the MVP, completing 24 of his 35 attempts for 331 yards and three touchdowns.
On this day in 1995, Karl Malone scored his 20,000 career point in the Utah Jazz 94-84 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Malone scored a game-high 28 points. He would go on to score 36,928 points in his career, which is second to only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
On this day in 1871, Ivers Whitney Adams incorporated the Boston Red Stockings with $15,000 and the help of Harry Wright, who managed and founded the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The Red Stockings would later become the Boston Braves, and are known today as the Atlanta Braves.