On this day in NY Sports history…
February 12, 1878 – The catcher’s mask is patented.
February 12, 1932 - George Weiss is named to head the Yankees farm system.
February 12, 1942 – Birthday of former Yankee pitcher Pat Dobson.
February 12, 1948 – Birthday of Ranger defenseman Mike Robitaille.
February 12, 1949 – Birthday of former Yankee and Met infielder Lenny Randle.
February 12, 1964 – Birthday of Giants safety Maurice Douglass.
February 12, 1975 – Birthday of Jets linebacker Matt Finkes.
February 12, 1981 – The Rangers put 55 shots on goal and defenseman Carol Vadnais got his 400th NHL career assist in a 8-6 win over Winnepeg at MSG.
February 12, 1994 – Ranger Mike Gartner becomes the 1st player in NHL history to score at least 25 goals in each of his 1st 15 seasons during a 4-3 OT win against Ottawa.
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