Back in Time: December 18
Phil Rizzuto signs as the New York Yankees' new radio and TV announcer.
In a 7-5 victory over Winnipeg, Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky scores his 100th point of the season.
After spending the previous six seasons with the Giants, 2000 National League MVP Jeff Kent signs an $18.2 million, two-year contract with the Astros.
The bat Pete Rose used to hit his 159th career home run, in 1985, is acquired by GoldenPalace.com for $103,631.91 during Lelands Winter 2005 Auction.
Born on this Day
Ty Cobb (1886, pictured) <br>Carolyn Wood (1945) <br>Charles Oakley (1963) <br>Don Beebe (1964) <br>Willie Blair (1965) <br>Marco Coleman (1969) <br>Joe Randa (1969) <br>Joanne Mills (1969) <br>Lucious Harris (1970) <br>Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (1971) <br>Jeff Nelson (19720 <br>Keith Washington (1973) <br>Peter Boulware (1974) <br>Jose Acevedo (1977) <br>Daniel Cleary (1978) <br>Jeremy Accardo (1981) <br>