On this Day in Sports History March 14
On this day in 1965, the Boston Celtics became the first team in NBA history to win 61 games in a season, following a 106-98 victory over the San Francisco Warriors. Bill Russell led the Celtics with 40 rebounds and 20 points. Boston would end up finishing the season with a record of 62-18, winning the NBA Championship over the Los Angeles Lakers.
On this day in 1998, Houston Rockets forward Charles Barkley passed Wilt Chamberlain (6,057) on the all time free-throw made list, making seven in a 89-86 win over the Sacramento Kings. Barkley would finish the game with 6,059 career free throw made.
On this day in 2006, the Boston Red Sox and Terry Francona agreed to a two-year extension, making him the Boston skipper through the 2008 season. Francona led the team to the 2004 World Series Championship, which was their first since 1918.
On this day in 1981, St. Joseph’s shocked the world by upsetting the number one ranked DePaul 49-48 in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
On this day in 1981, the Arkansas Razorbacks pulled off a miracle win over the defending champion Louisville beating them 74-73 on a last second shot.
On this day in 1981, Kansas State upset number one seed Oregon State 50-48, hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer.
On this day in 1960, the Chicago Cardinals moved to St. Louis, where they would play until 1987 before moving to Phoenix, Arizona.