On this Day in Sports History January 18
On this day in 2012, the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish agreed to a six-year, $60 million deal just before the signing deadline. The right handed superstar would cost Texas more than $111 million with a $51.7 million posting fee to his former Japanese team, the Hokkadio Nippon Ham Fighters. Darvish went 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA in his first three seasons in the major leagues.
On this day in 1976, the Pittsburgh Steelers won their second straight Super Bowl, beating the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Lynn Swann set a Super Bowl record by gaining 161 yards receiving on just four receptions. Swann was named the Super Bowl MVP.
On this day in 1983, Dallas Mavericks coach Dick Motta became the fifth coach to win 600 games, with Dallas beating the Golden State Warriors 112-102 in Oakland, California.