On This Date in NBA History: October 22, Elgin Baylor Made His NBA Debut

Jan 21, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Patrick Ewing , Elgin Baylor and Jim Brown are honored with the national civil rights sports legacy award during halftime of the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers at the FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

1958 – Minneapolis Lakers small forward Elgin Baylor made his NBA debut in a 99-79 loss to the Cincinnati Royals. He led all scorers with 25 points that night and would go on to win the Rookie of the Year award later that year. Baylor ended up being named to 11 All-Star games and after retirement, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977 and spent 22 years as the Los Angeles Clippers General Manager.

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