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Posted on: Saturday, February 27, 2010

On this date: 2006 Effa Manley is the first woman elected to the baseball Hall of Fame


Associated Press

Feb. 27

1955 Boston beats Milwaukee 62-57 at Providence, R.I., in a game that sets records for fewest points scored by one team, and by both teams, since the introduction of the 24-second clock.

1959 The Boston Celtics beat the Minneapolis Lakers 173-139 as seven NBA records fall. The Celtics set records for most points (179), most points in a half (90), most points in a quarter (52) and most field goals (72). Boston's Tom Heinsohn leads all scorers with 43 points and Bob Cousy adds 31 while setting an NBA record with 28 assists.

1977 Stan Mikita of the Chicago Black Hawks scores his 500th goal in a 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

1982 Florida apprentice Mary Russ becomes the first female jockey to win a Grade I stakes in North America when she captures the Widener Handicap aboard Lord Darnley at Hialeah (Fla.) Park.

1992 Prairie View sets an NCAA Division I record for most defeats in a season with a 112-79 loss to Mississippi Valley State in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Prairie View's 0-28 mark breaks the record of 27 losses shared by four teams.

1994 Sweden wins its first hockey gold medal, defeating Canada 3-2 in the first shootout for a championship at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Canada is 1:49 away from its first championship in 42 years when Magnus Svensson's power-play goal ties it at 2. Paul Kariya's shot is stopped by Sweden's Tommy Salo after Peter Forsberg puts Sweden ahead on his team's seventh shot.

1996 The Chicago Bulls reach 50 victories faster than any team in NBA history, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-99. The Bulls reach 50 victories in 56 games, one better than the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers who started 50-7.

1998 Indiana's 124-59 victory over Portland marks the first time in the NBA's 51-year history that one team scores more than twice as many points as the other.

2005 David Toms delivers the most dominant performance in the seven-year history of the Match Play Championship, winning eight out of nine holes to put away Chris DiMarco with the largest margin of victory in the 36-hole final. The score 6 and 5, could have been much worse as Toms was 9 up at one point.

2005 Unseeded Australian Wayne Arthurs, 33, becomes the oldest first-time winner since the ATP Tour was formed in 1990, beating third-seeded Mario Ancic of Croatia 7-5, 6-3 in the Tennis Channel Open.

2006 Effa Manley is the first woman elected to the baseball Hall of Fame. The former Newark Eagles co-owner is among 17 people from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues chosen by a special committee.

2008 LeBron James scores 26 points to become the youngest player in NBA history to reach the 10,000-point milestone, but Cleveland loses to Boston 92-87. James reaches the 10,000-point milestone at 23 years and 59 days, more than a year younger than Kobe Bryant was when he hit the milestone in 2003 (24 years, 193 days).

2008 C. Vivian Stringer joins Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt as the only women's basketball coaches to win 800 games when Rutgers beats DePaul 60-46.