On this Day in Sports History March 3
On this day in 1985, Boston Celtics power forward Kevin McHale connected on 22 of his 28 field goal attempts, scoring a team record 56 points in a 138-129 Boston win over the Detroit Pistons. Larry Bird would break McHale record a week later, scoring 60 points.
On this day in 2012, the San Diego Padres signed center fielder Cameron Maybin to a five-year extension for an undisclosed amount. It has been reported that the deal was worth $25 million with another $7 million for a 2017 option.