Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (April 17th) — Martin Brodeur

    This Day In Sports History (April 17th) — Martin Brodeur

    It was on this day in 1997 that New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur scored during a playoff match-up against the Montreal Canadiens.  With that goal, he became just the second goalie in NHL history to score in the playoffs. During Game One of their opening round playoff series against the Canadiens, the Devils found […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 16th) — Chicago Bulls

    This Day In Sports History (April 16th) — Chicago Bulls

    It was on this day in 1996 that the Chicago Bulls set an NBA record with their 70th win of the season.  The Bulls broke the record previously held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, who went 69-13.  As for Chicago, they finished the season with a 72-10 record. Including the playoffs, the Bulls won […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (April 15th) — Magic Johnson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson broke the record for all-time assists in a career.  Magic earned his 9,888th career assist, breaking the record which was previously held by Oscar Robertson. Johnson would end his career with 10,141 assists, but his record would not last long.  Less than four years later, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 14th) — Detroit Red Wings

    This Day In Sports History (April 14th) — Detroit Red Wings

    It was on this day in 1996 that the Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record with their 62nd win of the season.  Their total eclipsed the mark set by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens who won 60 out of their 80 games.  The Red Wings accomplished the feat in 82 games. Although the Wings had […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 11th) — Ron Hextall

    This Day In Sports History (April 11th) — Ron Hextall

    It was on this day in 1989 that Ron Hextall became the first goalie in NHL history to record a goal during a playoff game.  It was the second goal of his career. The goal came during an 8-5 playoff victory over the Washington Capitals.  Despite finishing in first place in the Patrick Division, the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 8th) — Hank Aaron

    This Day In Sports History (April 8th) — Hank Aaron

    It was on this day in 1974 that Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run.  Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record, which stood for an incredible 39 years. Aaron hit his 713th home run on the second last day of the 1973 season, forcing him to wait all winter for his chance to tie, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 7th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    This Day In Sports History (April 7th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    It was on this day in 1977 that the Toronto Blue Jays played their first ever regular season game, as 44,649 fans packed Exhibition Stadium to watch the Jays take on the Chicago White Sox. This game was most remembered for the weather, as it was very cold and snowing at the time of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 4th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (April 4th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1986 that Wayne Gretzky broke the record for most points in a single season by recording his 213th point of the campaign.  He would go on to record two more points that season, setting the new mark at 215 points. Gretzky held the previous record of 212 points, which […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 3rd) — UCLA Bruins

    This Day In Sports History (April 3rd) — UCLA Bruins

    It was on this day in 1995 that the UCLA Bruins won the NCAA Tournament Championship.  They would do so by beating the Arkansas Razorbacks in the finals by a score of 89-78. The 1995 men’s basketball tournament championship was the last for the Bruins.  Their run to the finals would include victories over Florida […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Major League Baseball players’ strike officially came to an end.  The strike lasted 232 days and was responsible for the cancellation of over 900 games. The strike began on August 12th 1994 due to the fact that the owners wanted a salary cap to protect the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    It was on this day in 1991 that the Duke Blue Devils faced the Kansas Jayhawks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  The Blue Devils would go on to win the game by a score of 72-65 for their first championship in school history.  They would repeat as champions the following year. Duke would get […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    It was on this day in 1977 that the Marquette Golden Eagles won the NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament.  They would defeat Dean Smith’s North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 67-59 in the finals, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The win gave the Golden Eagles their first ever men’s basketball title, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    It was on this day in 1939 that the first ever NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship was awarded.  Oregon would go on to win the championship, beating Ohio State in the finals. Only eight schools were involved in the first ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament, as opposed to the 68 that are involved in today’s tournament.  […]