Saturday, October 16 2021

The Boston Celtics weren’t just competitive on the basketball court in the 1970s; in that decade, they even took on the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball and won.

Confused? Well, it’s likely because this contest took place on a sports game show from that era called “Sports Challenge” and pitted Red Auerbach, Bill Russell and John Havlicek against Ted Williams, Frank Howard and Denny McClain of the Senators. The game went down to the wire, with the Celtics pulling off a win late with the deep and broad sports knowledge going far beyond the sport they made history with as one of sports’ winningest franchises.

Watch the video embedded above to see the game show in its entirety, with a special guest appearing at the end just to spice things up after Boston had wrapped things up.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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