On this Day in Sports History January 19 - Fueled by Sports
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On this Day in Sports History January 19

On this Day in Sports History January 19

On this day in 2000, Michael Jordan, returned to the NBA by joining the Washington Wizards as part owner and the President of Basketball Operations, which meant he would oversee every part of the team. Jordan also joined Lincoln Holdings, LLC, as an investor and partner. They own the Washington Capitals and is a minority partner with Washington Sports & Entertainment, who own the Wizards.

On this day in 1969, the West beat the East 38-25 in the AFL Pro Bowl and 10-7 in the NFL Pro Bowl. There’s never been a Super Bowl on this date.

On this day in 1972, former Dodger lefty Sandy Koufax was elected to the Hall of Fame, becoming the youngest player in history to receive the honor at the age of 36 years and 20 days. Koufax had to retire early due to an arthritic left arm in 1966. Koufax dominated the league like Clayton Kershaw does today. Koufax finished his career 165-87 with a 2.76 ERA and striking out 2,396. Yankee legend Yogi Berra and 300-game winner Early Wynn were also elected to the Hall of Fame on this day.

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