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This Day in Sports History (1/19/2020 – 1/25/2020)


January 19th, 1937

  • Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajoie are all elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

January 20th, 1985

  • The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins 38 to 16 in Super Bowl XIX.

January 21st, 1979

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35 to 31 in Super Bowl XIII.

January 22nd, 1973

  • George Foreman TKO’s Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight boxing title.

January 23rd, 1979

  • Willie Mays is selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

January 24th, 1901

  • The first baseball games were played in US baseball’s American League.

January 25th, 1945

  • Dan Topping, Larry MacPhail, and Del Webb purchase the New York Yankees baseball franchise for $2.8 million.

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