On this Day in Sports History February 1
On this day in 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII. Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Holmes won the MVP, gaining 131 yards on nine receptions and scoring a late clutch touchdown. It was the Steelers sixth Super Bowl win.
On this day in 1984, David Stern officially took over as the NBA’s fourth Commissioner, replacing Larry O’Brien, who retired and had served as Commissioner since 1975. Stern would remain Commissioner until January 31, 2014.
On this day in 1913, Jim Thorpe, who’s considered one of the greatest athletes to every live, signed with the New York Giants. Thorpe would post a career .252 batting average during his six seasons in the majors, that included stints with the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves.