On this Day in Sports History January 24
On this day in 1982, the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 in Super Bowl XVI. 49ers kicker Ray Wersching tied a record with four field goals in the game. It was the first Super Bowl victory for San Francisco.
On this day in 1990, Pat Riley became the 13th coach to reach the 500 victory mark, getting there faster than any other coach before him. Riley led his Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-111 win over the Indiana Pacers. Riley would go on to finish his coaching career with a record of 1,904-1,210 with five NBA Championships.
On this day in 1973, Warren Spahn became the sixth player to be elected into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He received 316 of the 380 votes or 83.2% of the 75% needed. The lefty retired as the winningest southpaw in the history of baseball with 363 victories. He led the league in wins eight times during his career, only winning the Cy Young award once.