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Posted on: Sunday, January 3, 2010

On this date: 1920 Red Sox owner sells Babe Ruth to Yankees for $125,000


Associated Press

Jan. 3

1920 Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells pitcher-outfielder Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 plus a $350,000 loan. The loan is used to turn the play "No, No, Nannette" into a hit.

1931 Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons scores two goals 4 seconds apart in the third period of a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.

1973 A 12-member group headed by George Steinbrenner buys the New York Yankees from the Columbia Broadcasting System for $10 million.

1991 Wayne Gretzky scores three goals, including his 700th, as the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Islanders 6-3.

1993 The Buffalo Bills stage pro football's biggest comeback to beat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

1995 Nebraska, the fourth team to finish 13-0 in Division I-A football history, wins its first national football title since 1971 as the Cornhuskers are the overwhelming choice in The Associated Press poll.

1998 Michigan wins its first national championship since 1948 as the Wolverines are officially declared No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll. The coaches poll jumps Nebraska to the No. 1 spot, creating a split national championship for the third time in the 1990s.

1999 Brian Bellows of the Washington Capitals has a goal and an assist, including the 1,000th point of his NHL career, to lead Washington past Toronto 5-2.

2003 Ohio State completes an unlikely, unbeaten run to their its national title in 34 years with a 31-24 double-overtime win over Miami at the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes' upset ends the Hurricanes' bid for a second straight title and their winning streak at 34.

2007 No. 4 LSU helps give the Sugar Bowl an emphatic return to New Orleans with a 41-14 rout of No. 11 Notre Dame. The loss gives the Fighting Irish a record nine straight bowl losses, breaking a tie with South Carolina and West Virginia.