Back in Time: February 9
Magic Johnson, playing for the first time since announcing his retirement on Nov. 7, scores a game-high 25 points and dishes off nine assists to lead the West to a 153-113 win over the East in the All-Star Game. For his memorable effort, Johnson is honored with the second All-Star Game MVP award of his career.
New York Rangers forward Mike Gartner ties an NHL record when he reaches the 30-goal mark for the 13th straight season. Only Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito had accomplished the feat.
In Detroit's 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman becomes the first NHL coach to win 1,000 games.
Ken Griffey Jr.
The Reds send four players -- pitcher Brett Tomko, outfielder Mike Cameron and two minor leaguers -- to the Mariners in exchange for outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Bobby Phills, who died in an auto accident on Jan. 12, 2000, becomes the first Charlotte Hornets player to have his number retired.
Born on this Day
Bill Veeck (1914) <br>Phil Ford (1956) <br>John Kruk (1961) <br>Lennox Lewis (1965) <br>Todd Pratt (1967) <br>Todd Lyght (1969) <br>Derek Strong (1968) <br>Jimmy Smith (1969) <br>Jason Mathews (1971) <br>Jim Miller (1971) <br>John Wallace (1974) <br>Vladimir Guerrero (1976, pictured) <br>Dioner Navarro (1984)