On This Day in Sports History January 13
On this day in 1974, the Miami Dolphins won their second straight Super Bowl by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-7. The Dolphins were carried by fullback Larry Csonka, who rushed for 145 yards in the Super Bowl VIII win. It was the last Super Bowl that the great Head Coach Don Shula would win.
On this day in 1999, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan announces that he’s retiring from the NBA for the second time. The announcement came just a week before the NBA lockout ended. Jordan would come back to play in the NBA one more time for the Washington Wizards from 2001-03.
On this day in 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 73 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 135-117 win over the Chicago Packers. At the time, 73 points was the most ever scored in a game. Chamberlain would go on to have a 78 point game and a 100 point game in his career. The 73 points is currently tied for fourth on the list of most points in a single game. Chamberlain would score 73 points again in November of 1962.
On this day in 1984, both Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Aaron played for the Braves and Brewers in his 23 year career and fell just nine votes short of being the first player to unanimously be elected to the Hall of Fame. Aaron finished his career with 3,771 hits, 755 homers, 2297 (record), 6856 total bases (record), and made an incredible 24 All-Star games. Robinson spent his 21 year career with the Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, and Indians. He had 2943 hits, 586 homers, and was a 14-time All-Star. He also won the Triple Crown in 1966.
Here’s Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.