Dave Winfield commits murder doing a game, Bonds hits No. 755, A-Rod hits No. 500, Nolan Ryan owns Robin Ventura, and an amputee plays in a game.
On this day in sports history, Jimmy Hoffa goes missing, J.R. Richard collapses, the Allan Houston Rule, no more high schoolers, and Shawn Bradley gets a little too much money from the Sixers.
The Ice Bowl, a major signing in college football, the death of a major league legend and the near death of a daredevil all happened on New Year's Eve.
Scott Skiles sets an NBA record, college basketball becomes popular, and a Civil War general gets his real claim to fame.