On This Date In Sports History – February 27th

Posted: February 27, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1908 – Major league baseball adopted a sacrifice fly rule for the first time. It was repealed, reinstated and then changed several times before being permanently accepted in 1954.

1912 – The New York Yankees announced that they would be wearing pinstripes on their uniforms.

1987 – The NCAA cancelled SMU’s (Southern Methodist University) entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules on athletic corruption.

1996 – The Chicago Bulls reached 50 victories in 56 games to set an NBA record. 

2003 – Emmitt Smith became a free agent for the first time when the Dallas Cowboys released him.

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