On this Day in Sports History January 23
On this day in 1998, Michael Jordan scored double digit points for the 800th consecutive game, leading the Bulls to a 100-98 OT win over the New Jersey Nets. Jordan would add 66 more games on to that streak, which is an NBA record.
On this day in 1983, the Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC championship game. The two teams would combine for 12 turnovers on a very muddy field, with Dolphins linebacker A.J. Duhe intercepting three, including a return for 35-yard touchdown.
On this day in 1979, Willie Mays is selected to the Hall of Fame, receiving 409 of the 432 votes cast. Mays finished his career with 660 home runs, 3,283 hits, 1,903 RBIs, and 24 All-Star appearances, which is tied for the most all time with Hank Aaron and Stan Musial. Mays also won 2 MVP, 12 Gold Gloves, and one World Series Championship in 1954 with the Giants.