Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (May 2nd) — Lou Gehrig

    This Day In Sports History (May 2nd) — Lou Gehrig

    It was on this day in 1939 that Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games streak ended.  The streak was halted at 2,130 after Gehrig sat out a game against the Detroit Tigers, which the Yankees would go on to win by a score of 22-2. Gehrig’s consecutive games streak would be one of his greatest achievements and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 1st) — Ricky Henderson

    This Day In Sports History (May 1st) — Ricky Henderson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Ricky Henderson stole the 939th base of his Major League career.  That broke Lou Brock’s previous record of 938 stolen bases, giving Ricky the new MLB record. Henderson was the most prolific base stealer to ever play in the Majors, as he led the MLB in steals […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 30th) — Monica Seles

    This Day In Sports History (April 30th) — Monica Seles

    It was on this day in 1993 that Monica Seles was stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan during her quarterfinal match against Magdalena Maleeva.  The incident occurred in Hamburg, Germany at the Citizen Cup tournament. Monica Seles entered the 1993 season as the world’s top ranked female player.  She was the three-time reigning […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 29th) — Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (April 29th) — Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1986 that Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in MLB history to strikeout 20 batters in a nine inning major league game.  Clemens accomplished the feat against the Seattle Mariners in a game played at Fenway Park. Clemens would achieve this mark in only his third full season, at […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 28th) — Dale Hunter

    This Day In Sports History (April 28th) — Dale Hunter

    It was on this day in 1993 that Dale Hunter delivered a cheap shot to Pierre Turgeon in Game 6 of the Patrick Division Semifinals.  The hit would result in the longest suspension in NHL history at the time. With the Islanders already up by three goals late in the third period of Game 6, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    It was on this day in 1978 that the Phillie Phanatic made his first ever appearance as the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. The idea for the Phillie Phanatic was created by Dennis Lehman in 1977, as he felt the team needed to abandon “Philadelphia Phil” and “Philadelphia Phillis”, and replace them with a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 24th) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    This Day In Sports History (April 24th) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    It was on this day in 1974 that the NFL granted a franchise to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Buccaneers, along with the Seattle Seahawks, joined the NFL as expansion teams for the start of the 1976 season. The Buccaneers would endure a tough opening stretch to their NFL arrival, as they failed to win […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) — New York Mets

    This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) — New York Mets

    It was on this day in 1962 that the New York Mets earned their first franchise win.  After losing the first nine games of the season, the Mets would finally get their first win by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 in a game played at Forbes Field. The 1962 New York Mets were one of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 22nd) — Pat Tillman

    This Day In Sports History (April 22nd) — Pat Tillman

    It was on this day in 2004 that ex-NFL player turned soldier, Pat Tillman, was killed by friendly fire in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Tillman joined the United States Army Rangers in May of 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Pat Tillman attended the Arizona State University, where he excelled as a […]

  • 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 […]