On this day in NY sports history…
February 19, 1894 – Birthday of Yankee Hall-of-Fame pitcher Herb Pennock.
February 19, 1935 – Yankees and Lou Gehrig agree on a $30,000 contract.
February 19, 1942 - Yankees announce that 5000 uniformed soldiers will be admitted free to their home games.
February 19, 1946 – Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is the 1st MLB player to jump to the “outlaw” Mexican League.
February 19, 1957 – Knick Richie Guerin sets a franchise record with 35 points in a 112-110 win over Boston at MSG.
February 19, 1957 – Yankees trade for pitcher Bobby Schantz.
February 19, 1962 - Birthday of Yankee and Mets shortstop Alvaro Espinoza.
February 19, 1977 – Ranger right wing Rod Gilbert gets his 100oth NHL career point but the Islanders win 5-2.
February 19, 1979 – Islander Mike Bossy scores his 100th NHL career goal in his 129th game, an 8-3 win over LA. It sets a new NHL record for fastest 100 goals breaking Maurice Richard’s 134.
February 19, 1983 – Charles Bluhdorn, the owner of MSG, dies at age 56.
February 19, 1998 – Rangers name John Muckler as head coach.
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