On This Day in Sports History January 12
On this day in 1969, Joe Namath led the New York Jets to a 16-7 upset over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III. The Jets were an 18-point underdog in the game. It was the only Super Bowl that Broadway would win.
On this day in 1994, Steve Carlton became the only player to be elected to the Hall of Fame, with 95.6 percent of the vote. The only other player that came close was Orlando Cepeda, who got 73.5 percent of the vote, missing the cut by just 1.5 percent. Carlton aka “Lefty” won 329 games in his 24 year career. He was also a two time World Series Champion, winning with the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies.
On this day in 1966, the great Red Auerbach won his 1,000 career game, beating his arch rival Los Angeles Lakers 114-102 in Boston.