Acid Flashback: February 18th

Posted: February 18, 2011 by Bacon in Outside the Ville

This day in 1909 the Boston Red Sox would trade 41-year-old Cy Young to the then Cleveland Naps. Even at 41 Young would go 21-11 in his last season with the BoSox with an ERA of just 1.26. The man whose name would later be used for the award to honor the leagues best pitcher would play just three more seasons before retiring at 44 with the Boston Rustlers.

At age 15 Joe Nuxhall signed with the Cincinnati Reds today in 1944. Nuxhall would pitch 2/3 of an inning in June when the Reds were playing the first place St.Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field and trailing 13-0 in the ninth inning when Manager Bill McKechnie called on Nuxhall to enter the game. He started well, retiring the first batter he faced on a ground out. But he was unable to get out of the inning, yielding five walks, two hits, one wild pitch and five runs before being relieved. He spent the rest of the 1944 season in the minor leagues.

CCNY won their only college basketball championship in 1950 but it was this day in 1951 that 3 of their players admitted to taking bribes. All three were stars on the team including All-America forward Ed Warner, center Ed Roman, and guard Al Roth. The scandal wouldn’t stop with CCNY as a total of 33 players and six other schools would turnout to also be involved, including Manhattan College, New York University, Long Island University, Bradley University, Kentucky and the University of Toledo.

Alvin Robertson had a solid NBA career,was the 7th pick in the 1984 draft out of Arkansas, was 1986 Defensive POY, 1986 Most Improved Player, and 3-time All Star but on this day in 1986 he became just the second man in NBA history to record a quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix.

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