Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (August 12th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (August 12th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2007 that Tiger Woods won the 89th annual PGA Championship.  The tournament was held at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tiger Woods had a rough start to the tournament as he shot a +1 (70) in the opening round and sat six shots back of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    This Day In Sports History (August 9th) — Wayne Gretzky Is Traded

    It was on this day in 1988 that the Edmonton Oilers did the unthinkable and traded Wayne Gretzky.  “The Great One” was traded to the Los Angeles Kings along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, the Kings first round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993 and $15 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 8th) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (August 8th) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1990 that Pete Rose began serving his five month prison sentence at Marion (Ill.) Federal prison camp. The MLB all-time hits leader pleaded guilty to two charges of tax evasion on April 20, 1990, after filing false income tax returns and not showing income he received from selling autographs […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 7th) — Barry Bonds

    This Day In Sports History (August 7th) — Barry Bonds

    It was on this day in 2007 that Barry Bonds hit his 756th career home run.  That homer would help him move past Hank Aaron and become the MLB’s all-time home run leader. Bonds entered the 2007 season with a total of 734 home runs, but in addition to dealing with all of the pressure […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 6th) — Carl Yastrzemski

    This Day In Sports History (August 6th) — Carl Yastrzemski

    It was on this day in 1989 that the Boston Red Sox retired the #8 formerly worn by Carl Yastrzemski.  Yastrzemski spent his entire 23 year career with Boston and joined Bobby Doerr (#1), Joe Cronin (#4), Johnny Pesky (#6), Ted Williams (#9), Jim Rice (#14) and Carlton Fisk (#27) as the only players to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 5th) — American Bowl

    This Day In Sports History (August 5th) — American Bowl

    It was on this day in 1996 that the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in the American Bowl.  The game was played at the Estadio Universitario near Monterrey, Mexico. The American Bowl was a series of National Football League pre-season exhibition games that were played all over the world starting in 1986 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 2nd) – New Orleans Saints

    This Day In Sports History (August 2nd) – New Orleans Saints

    It was on this day in 1967 that the New Orleans Saints played their first ever pre-season game.  The Saints lost to the Los Angeles Rams 16-7 in the first professional football game ever held at Anaheim Stadium. The Saints first season in the NFL started off with a bang, as John Gilliam took the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 1st) — Mike Tyson

    This Day In Sports History (August 1st) — Mike Tyson

    It was on this day in 1987 that Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 rounds to earn the International Boxing Federation(IBF) Heavyweight title.  With the victory, Tyson became the first heavyweight in boxing history to own all three major belts (IBF, WBA and WBC) at the same time. The fight between Tyson and Tucker […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 31st) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (July 31st) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1990 that Nolan Ryan recorded his 300th victory as an MLB pitcher.  He was only the 20th MLB pitcher at the time to reach the milestone. Ryan recorded his 300th win while playing with the Texas Rangers, as he punched his ticket into this prestigious club by beating the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    This Day In Sports History (July 29th) — Steve Carlton

    It was on this day in 1989 that the Philadelphia Phillies retired the #32 formerly worn by Steve Carlton.  Carlton spent 15 seasons as a member of the Phillies and joined Richie Ashburn (#1), Jim Bunning (#14), Mike Schmidt (#20) and Robin Roberts (#36) as the only men to have their numbers retired by Philadelphia. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 26th) — Greg Maddux

    This Day In Sports History (July 26th) — Greg Maddux

    It was on this day in 2005 that Greg Maddux became the thirteenth member of the 3000 strikeout club.  Maddux struck out Omar Vizquel in front of his home crowd at Wrigley Field; however, the Cubs would go on to lose the game 3-2 to the Giants. Greg Maddux enjoyed an incredible career that started […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong

    This Day In Sports History (July 25th) — Lance Armstrong

    It was on this day in 2004 that Lance Armstrong won his sixth straight Tour de France title.  With the win, he became the first rider to ever win six Yellow Jerseys. Riding for the US Postal Service team, Armstrong finished six minutes 19 seconds ahead of Germany’s Andreas Kloden.  He would win a personal […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 24th) — Lance Armstrong

    This Day In Sports History (July 24th) — Lance Armstrong

    It was on this day in 2005 that Lance Armstrong retired from the sport of cycling.  He would call it a career after winning his seventh consecutive Tour de France. After leaving the Tour so that he could focus on his fight against cancer, Armstrong returned in 1999 to win his first Tour de France […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 22nd) — Sonny Liston

    This Day In Sports History (July 22nd) — Sonny Liston

    It was on this day in 1963 that Sonny Liston defended his World Heavyweight title against Floyd Patterson in a rematch from the previous year.  The fight took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sonny Liston entered the first fight against Patterson as a heavy betting line favorite.  However, Sports Illustrated along with former heavyweight champions […]