This week in sports history

Friday, Feb. 20, 1923 – Christy Mathewson becomes president of the Boston Braves.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 1948 – NASCAR is incorporated.

Sunday, Feb. 22, 1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts.
 
Monday, Feb. 23, 1980 – 13th Olympic Winter Games close in Lake Placid, N.Y.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1988 – Matti Nykanen becomes Winter Olympics’ first triple gold medalist.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1904 – Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver Seven sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in two games.
 
Thursday, Feb. 26, 1989 – N.Y. Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster.
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