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This Day in Sports - March 2013 Archive

March 1st, 1969Mickey Mantle retired after an 18-year career with the New York Yankees. March 2nd 1927 - Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player ($70,000 per year)

BigBen March 3rd, 2008 - The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed QB Ben Roethlisberger to an eight-year contract worth $102 million.

JimmyV March 4th, 1993- ESPN formed "The V Foundation" with Jim Valvano. The V Foundation helps raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Kobe March 5th, 2003- Lakers' Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to reach 10,000 points for his career at 24 years, 193 days. March 6th, 1982 - NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)

Gretz March 7th, 1998- Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) scored his 1,000th NHL goal. He had scored 878 regular season goals and 122 goals in the playoffs.

Garnett March 8th, 2008- Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett become the 32nd player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.

Love March 9th, 2011- Kevin Love surpassed Moses Malone for the most consecutive double- doubles in the post-merger era, notching his 52nd such game against the Pacers to break a mark that stood for more than 31 years.

MJ March 10th, 1995- Michael Jordan announced his retirement from baseball.

MonicaSeles March 11th, 1991- Monica Seles ended Steffi Graf's 186-week consecutive run as the No. 1 women's tennis player in the world.

March 12th, 1992- Coach Don Nelson (Golden State Warriors) became the first man in NBA history to participate in 2,500 games as a player and coach. March 13th, 1948 - 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42 March 14th, 1967 - 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith

Malone March 15th, 1991- Moses Malone of Atlanta picked up his 15,000th career rebound in the NBA during the Hawks' 127-117 win over Dallas at Reunion Arena.

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