Back in Time: December 22
Pete Marovich sets an NCAA record by hitting 30 of 31 foul shots against Oregon State .
Boston's Phil Esposito becomes the sixth player in NHL history to record 500 goals.
The Red Sox mail Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk (pictured) their new contracts two days after the Basic Agreement deadline of Dec. 20. Boston's inaction makes their all-stars eligible for free agency.
David Cone signs a $19.5 million, three-year contract with the New York Yankees.
Brett Hull becomes the 24th player in NHL history to score 500 goals. Brett and his father, Bobby, are the first father-son combination to score 500 goals apiece.
Chan Ho Park
Highly coveted free agent Chan Ho Park (15-11, 3.50) signs a five-year, $65 million deal with the Rangers. The Korean right-hander led the Dodgers in wins, starts, innings pitched, strikeouts and opponents' batting average in 2000.
Born on this Day
Steve Carlton (1944, pictured) <br>Billie Jean King (1943)<br>Steve Garvey (1948)<br>Tyrell Biggs (1960) <br>Jamel Williams (1973) <br>Jason Lane (1976)