This Week in Sports History: March 7-13

March 7, 1857

Major League Baseball decides a baseball game will last nine innings. Previously, the game ended after a team scored nine runs.

March 8, 1999

Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankee, passes away at the age of 84.

March 9, 1999

NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon gets the 3,500th block of his career. Olajuwon is the all-time NBA leader in blocks with 3,830.

March 10, 1941

The Brooklyn Dodgers issue the first requirements for their players to wear batting helmets.

March 11, 1979

Elton Brand, current NBA player for the Atlanta Hawks, is born.

March 12, 1966

Bobby Hull becomes the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season.

March 13, 1960

The Chicago Cardinals football team moved to St. Louis. The team would later move to Arizona in 1988.

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