Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

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March 5

1924 - Frank Carauna, of Buffalo, N.Y., becomes the first bowler with two straight perfect 300 games. Carauna throws five strikes to open his third game, giving him 29 straight strikes. 1931 - WGL radio broadcasts the first game of the American Basketball League championship series. The Brooklyn Visitations beat the Fort Wayne Hoosiers 14-10 in the first professional basketball game to be broadcast live on radio.

1960 - Carol Heiss wins the women's title at figure skating's world championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1965 - Ernest Terrell wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Eddie Machen in Chicago.

1966 - Bob Seagren sets the indoor pole vault record at 17 feet, 1/4 inches in Albuquerque, N.M.

1973 - New York Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announce they've swapped wives and children. …

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