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.
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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.
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In Detroit's 6-5 victory over Pittsburgh, Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman becomes the first NHL coach to win 1,000 games.
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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.
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Bobby Phills, who died in an auto accident on Jan. 12, 2000, becomes the first Charlotte Hornets player to have his number retired.
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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)
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