THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY: February 28 – March 6

Feb. 28, 1967

Wilt Chamberlain sinks his 35th consecutive field goal, an NBA record that still stands.

March 1, 1993

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim become an official NHL team. The team retains the name until 2006.

March 2, 1982

Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is born.

March 3, 1967

The Chicago White Sox use the first variant of the designated hitter (DH) in training camp. The DH would later be adopted by the American League in 1973.

March 4, 1982

Landon Donovan, soccer player and current forward for the Los Angeles Galaxy, is born.

March 5, 1973

Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce that they have “traded” wives. In addition, they also swap their children, houses, and cars.

March 6, 1985

In his professional debut, 18-year-old Mike Tyson knocks out Hector Mercedes in the first round.

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