The Stat Line Of The Night – 3/31/09 – David West
April 1st Sports History
Total Pro Sports- April first is not just a day for fools in world of sports. Lots of history was made, especially in the NHL. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest events in sports history that have taken place on April 1st.
1978 – Mike Bossy becomes 1st rookie to score 50 goals a in season. Bossy played for the New York Islanders and is considered to be one of the best players to ever step on the ice. As you will see he is mentioned twice on this list, he truly is the king of April 1st.
1980- Wayne Gretzky brakes Bobby Orr‘s record as he gets he gets assist 103 assist of the season. Nowadays a hundred point season amazing, Its hard to imagine a time when a player could get over 100 assists in a single season. Wayne would finish the season with 164 points in total.
1983- Mike Bossy becomes the first player to record at least 60 goals in 3 straight seasons. Bossy was one of the most prolific scorers in the history of the NHL. He never managed to reach his full potential because injuries shortened his career.
1985- Villanova Wins the NCAA championship by beating Georgetown 66-64. Forward Ed Pickney was named the tournaments Most Outstanding Player, after scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Villanova has made it too the Final Four this year, could it be there time again?
1990- The Ultimate Warrior beats the Immortal Hulk Hogan for the WWE Championship, at Wrestlemania 6. I was in attendance for this event and could not believe that Hulk Hogan was beat by the Warrior. A couple years later I would learn that wrestling was fake and most of the wrestlers were on steroids. So much for working out, saying your prayers and eating your vitamins.