Back in Time: December 10
The Expos trade catcher Gary Carter to the Mets for Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham, Hubie Brooks and Floyd Youmanns. The perennial all-star will become a important part of the success New York will have during the rest of the decade.
Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points and collects nine rebounds in Atlanta's 123-95 victory over the Bulls.
Seattle wide receiver Steve Largent makes his NFL record 100th touchdown catch in the Seahawks' 24-17 win at Cincinnati.
Colorado RB Rashaan Salaam wins the Heisman Trophy, beating out Penn State's Ki-Jana Carter, Alcorn State's Steve McNair and Penn State's Kerry Collins.
Dallas Coach Dick Motta moved into third place on the all-time coaching wins list (passing Jack Ramsay) with 865 career victories.
James Worthy became the sixth player in Los Angeles Lakers' history to have his number retired, when the team retired his No. 42 jersey at halftime of the game against Detroit at the Great Western Forum. Worthy, who played in 926 regular-season and 143 playoff games for the Lakers over 12 seasons, was also a member of NBA Championship teams in 1985, '87 and '88.
Tampa Bay signs Blue Jays free-agent Jose Canseco to a one-year deal to play left fielder and as a designated hitter.
Born on this Day
Mark Aguirre (1959, pictured) Luis Polonia (1964) Rob Blake (1969) Bryant Stith (1970) Marko Jaric (1978) Matt Forte (1985)