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On this Day in Sports History March 5

On this Day in Sports History March 5

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On this Day in Sports History March 5

NBA

On this day in 1996, the Dallas Mavericks shot 49 3-point attempts, which is an NBA record.  George McCloud would lead the team with seven threes as the Mavs won 127-117 over the New Jersey Nets.

MLB

On this day in 1982, 43-year old Gaylord Perry signed a one year contract with the Seattle Mariners.  Perry entered the season just three wins shy of 300 career victories.  He would reach the milestone in May by pitching a complete game to beat the New York Yankees 7-3.

On this day in 1964, Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr., announces that a professional baseball team is moving there.  That team would turnout to be the Milwaukee Braves.

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