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Posted on: Monday, March 15, 2010

On this date: 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, are organized


Associated Press

March 15

1869 The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, are organized by George Ellard and Harry Wright.

1940 Colorado, led by Bob Doll's 15 points, beats Duquesne 51-40 for the NIT championship.

1985 Larry Holmes scores a 10th-round knockout of David Bey in Las Vegas to retain the world heavyweight title.

1987 Don Pooley aces the 192-yard 17th hole at the Bay Hill Classic in Orlando and wins $1 million. Pooley receives half and the other half is donated to the Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital.

1997 North Carolina's Dean Smith becomes the career victories leader when the Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56. Smith, with 877 wins, passes Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp.

2001 The NCAA men's basketball tournament opens with a series of close calls and upsets, with 15th-seeded Hampton beating second-seeded Iowa State 58-57 in the biggest surprise of the day.

2004 Alexander Mogilny has three assists in Toronto's 6-5 overtime victory at Buffalo, becoming the second Russian to reach the NHL's 1,000-point plateau.

2008 Georgia Southern sets an NCAA record for all Divisions, hitting 14 home runs in a 26-8 win over Columbia. In all, 12 different Eagles hit a home run.

2009 Detroit beats Columbus 4-0 to become the first team in NHL history to top 100 points in nine straight seasons. The Stanley Cup champion Red Wings, the NHL leader with 101 points, break a tie with Montreal (1974-75 through 1981-82).