Well, not a whole lot of Boston sports history has been made on the leap day over the years. The highlight may be the birth of former Bruin Lyndon Byers, who was born on Feb. 29 48 years ago.
Here's a brief flashback.
The leap day doesn't coincide with the regular seasons for football or baseball, but hockey and basketball are just past their midpoints.
Here are Boston's Feb. 29 franchise records:
- Bruins: 4-4-1
- Celtics: 7-1
The Bruins are off tonight while the Celtics host the Bucks.
"Big Ed" Morris
The story of the Red Sox pitcher is pretty unusual. Maine's Lewiston Daily Sun reported March 2, 1932, that Morris was stabbed twice in the chest, barely missing his heart, at a farewell fish fry in his honor in Brewton, Ala. Morris died the day after the report at a local hospital.
Morris was 42-45 from 1928 to 1931 with a 4.12 ERA. He finished 15th in the MVP voting in 1928 (19-15, 3.53).
Byers, a right wing from Nipawin, Saskatchewan, was drafted by the Bruins in 1982 and played with them for nine seasons. He played one season with the Sharks before joining the Hill-Man Morning Show on WAAF as a co-host.
In his nine-year Bruins career, Byers registered 24 goals and 42 assists in 261 games.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer