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Posted on: Saturday, January 16, 2010

On this date: 1974 Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Baseball Hall of Fame


Associated Press

Jan. 16

1972 The Dallas Cowboys dominate the Miami Dolphins, setting a Super Bowl record of 252 yards rushing en route to a 24-3 victory.

1974 Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mantle is elected in his first year of eligibility and Ford in his second.

1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, the CBS NFL Today tout for 12 years, is fired for his racial comments during an interview the previous day with WRC-TV in Washington.

1993 Kansas beats Louisville 98-77 for its 1,500th win in school history.

1995 Palm Beach millionaire Malcolm Glazer buys the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an estimated $192 million.

2000 In the first home playoff game in St. Louis' 33-season NFL history, the Rams show their entire awesome repertoire in routing the Minnesota Vikings 49-37. Kurt Warner finishes 27-for-33 and sets team playoff records for yards passing (391) and TD throws (5). The Vikings score three desperate touchdowns in the dying moments, making it the second-highest scoring playoff game in NFL history.

2008 Bob Knight becomes the first men's Division I coach with 900 wins when Texas Tech beats No. 10 Texas A&M 68-53.