On this Day in Sports History March 16
On this day in 2000, the Washington Wizards beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-102 ending the Lakers 19-game winning streak. The streak ranked as the third longest streak in NBA history.
On this day in 2008, the Denver Nuggets blew out the Seattle SuperSonics 168-113, which is the most points a single NBA team had put up in almost 20 years. Eight Denver players scored in double figures, with Carmelo Anthony leading the way with 26 points.
On this day in 1908, Pittsburgh Pirate great Honus Wagner announces that he will retire after the 1908 season. The Pittsburgh shortstop would let the National League in batting average, hits, doubles, triples, total bases, RBIs, and stolen bases in his final season.
On this day in 2006, the Toronto Blue Jays and Roy Halladay agree to a three-year, $40 million contract extension. The deal would keep Halladay in a Blue Jays uniform though the 2010 season.