On this Day in Sports History February 18
On this day in 1996, Chicago Bulls teammates Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen each scored 40 or more points, with Jordan scoring 44 and Pippen adding 40 in a 110-102 win over the Indiana Pacers. They became the ninth pair of teammates to score 40 or more points in a single game and just the sixth to do it in a non-overtime game.
On this day in 2009, the last remaining piece of Shea Stadium (home of the New York Mets) was demolished. The last piece was a ramp at section 5 and it was demolished at 11:25 a.m., marking the end of the ballpark where the Mets played for 44 years and was home their 1986 World Series title. The space became a park lot for the new stadium called Citi Field, which opened in April of the same year.
On this day in 2004, Greg Maddux signed with the Chicago Cubs, who where the team he began his career with in 1986. Maddux would play with the Cubs until being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2006.