Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    This Day In Sports History (September 26th) — Roger Maris

    It was on this day in 1961 that Roger Maris hit his 60th home run of the season, tying Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs in a single season. The 1961 season marked the first season that the MLB extended its schedule to 162 games.  Prior to the start of the season, Maris was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1981 that Nolan Ryan recorded a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It was Ryan’s fifth career no-hitter. Ryan was 34 years old at the time and his last no-hitter had come six years earlier against the Baltimore Orioles.  As for this no-hitter, it came while Ryan was pitching […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 24th) – Ben Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (September 24th) – Ben Johnson

    It was on this day in 1988 that Ben Johnson set a new world record and won Olympic gold in the men’s 100 meter race at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.  However, Johnson was stripped of his medal when his urine sample tested positive for stanozol, a substance on the banned list of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 23rd) — Jose Canseco

    This Day In Sports History (September 23rd) — Jose Canseco

    It was on this day in 1988 that Jose Canseco became the inaugural member of baseball’s 40/40 club.  Canseco finished the season with 42 home runs and 40 stolen bases. Jose Canseco enjoyed his best statistical season in 1988.  To go along with the 42 home runs and 40 stolen bases, Canseco had 124 RBI’s, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 20th) — Walter Payton

    This Day In Sports History (September 20th) — Walter Payton

    It was on this day in 1987 that Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton scored his record breaking 107th career regular season rushing touchdown.  Payton broke the record, which was previously held by Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown. Without a doubt, Walter Payton was one of the greatest football players that ever played the game.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 19th) — Greg Louganis

    This Day In Sports History (September 19th) — Greg Louganis

     It was on this day in 1988 that US diver Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board during the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Louganis suffered a concussion after hitting his head on the springboard while performing a reverse 2 1/2 pike during the preliminary round.  However, the injury would not keep […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    This Day In Sports History (September 18th) — Mickey Mantle Day

    It was on this day in 1965 that the New York Yankees held “Mickey Mantle Day” at Yankee Stadium.  The day was meant to honor one of the team’s greatest players ever, Mickey Mantle. Mantle was in the midst of his 15th season with the Bronx Bombers, and he had already earned seven World Series […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 16th) — 2000 Summer Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (September 16th) — 2000 Summer Olympics

    It was on this day in 2000 that the opening ceremonies were held for the 27th Summer Olympic Games.  The Games took place in Sydney, Australia marking just the second time the Summer Games were held in the Southern Hemisphere. The United States would finish the Olympics atop the medal standings with a total of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 13th) — World Hockey Association

    This Day In Sports History (September 13th) — World Hockey Association

    It was on this day in 1971 that the World Hockey Association was officially formed.  It was made up of 12 teams and was considered the National Hockey League’s main competitor. The WHA was established by Dennis Murphy and Gary Davidson, who were also the founders of the American Basketball Association (ABA).  Their primary goal […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 12th) — Carl Yastrzemski

    This Day In Sports History (September 12th) — Carl Yastrzemski

     It was on this day in 1979 that Carl Yastrzemski hit his 3,000th career hit.  He became the fifteenth player in Major League history to reach that milestone. Carl Yastrzemski  played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, accumulating a total of 3,419 hits thanks to a .285 career batting average.  On […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (September 11th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1985 that Pete Rose recorded the 4,192nd hit of his Major League career, passing Ty Cobb for the all-time lead. One night after going hitless, Rose would get his record-breaking hit, as he recorded a single to left-center-field off San Diego pitcher Eric Snow in his first at bat […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 10th) — Lou Brock

    This Day In Sports History (September 10th) — Lou Brock

     It was on this day in 1974 that Lou Brock stole his 105th base of the season to establish a new Major League record.  Brock broke the mark set by Maury Wills in 1962. Lou Brock was known throughout baseball as the best base runner and base stealer of his era.  He led the National […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (September 9th) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open.  At 19 years and 28 days, Sampras became the youngest man ever to win the tournament. Sampras defeated two tennis greats in the quarterfinals and semi-finals to reach the finals.  In the quarters, he beat out third-ranked Ivan Lendl in five […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

    This Day In Sports History (September 6th) – Cal Ripken Jr.

     It was on this day in 1995 that Cal Ripken Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive game, setting a new Major League record.  Ripken eclipsed the mark that was previously held by Lou Gehrig. After the Angels’ half of the fifth inning, the game was considered official and Cal had broken the record.  He did […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 5th) — Jerry Rice

    This Day In Sports History (September 5th) — Jerry Rice

     It was on this day in 1994 that Jerry Rice recorded his 127th career touchdown, making him the NFL’s new all-time touchdown leader. Rice entered the 1994 season with a total of 124 touchdowns in his career (118 receiving, 6 rushing), and he kicked off the tenth season of his career in style, recording seven […]