On this Day in Sports History March 12
On this day in 1985, Boston Celtic forward Larry Bird set a franchise record by scoring 60 points in a 126-115 Boston win over the Atlanta Hawks.
On this day in 1998, Hakeem Olajuwon joined Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in the history of the NBA to score at least 24,000 points, collect 12,000 rebounds and record 2,500 assists.
On this day in 1903, the New York Highlanders were approved to be a member of the American League. They would later be renamed the Yankees in 1913.
On this day in 2006, over 15,000 Minnesota Twins fans attended a memorial service for Kirby Puckett, who passed away at the age of 45, after suffering a stroke the week before.