Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 19th) — 1996 Summer Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (July 19th) — 1996 Summer Olympics

    It was on this day in 1996 that the opening ceremonies took place for the 26th Summer Olympic Games.  The games took place in Atlanta, Georgia and marked the 100th anniversary of the Summer Olympics. The Olympic torch was lit by Muhammad Ali in a very emotional moment.  Ali was also given a replacement gold […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 18th) — Willie Mays

    This Day In Sports History (July 18th) — Willie Mays

    It was on this day in 1970 that Willie Mays recorded the 3000th hit of his career.  He became just the tenth member to join the 3000 hit club. While playing with the San Francisco Giants, Mays reached the 3000 hit mark with a single against Montreal Expos pitcher Mike Wegener.  Mays would go 2-for-3 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 17th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (July 17th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2005 that Tiger Woods won the British Open Championship.  It was Woods’ second British Open victory, and the 10th Major victory of his career. The tournament opened on July 14th at The Old Course at St. Andrews.  Woods opened up with a 6-under 66 in the first round, giving […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    This Day In Sports History (July 16th) — 1950 World Cup

    It was on this day in 1950 that the deciding game for the World Cup was played at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The paid attendance for the match was a staggering 199,854, making it the largest crowd ever to watch a live sporting event in history. The 1950 World Cup […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    This Day In Sports History (July 15th) — Safeco Field

    It was on this day in 1999 that Safeco Field opened in Seattle, Washington.  The Seattle Mariners would go on to lose their first ever game at Safeco Field to the San Diego Padres by a score of 3-2. Safeco Field is home to a very unique retractable roof.  Unlike other retractable roofs that cover […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    This Day In Sports History (July 11th) — España ’82

    It was on this day in 1982 that the World Cup of Soccer finals were played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid, Spain.  Italy would go on to claim their third World Cup title with a 3-1 victory over West Germany. Italy finished the round robin stage with three draws, tying them with Cameroon […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 10th) – 1990 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 10th) – 1990 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1990 that the MLB All-Star Game took place at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The American League would go on to win the 61st Midsummer Classic by a score of 2-0. The American League won one of the lowest scoring games in All-Star Game history, thanks to some great pitching […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 9th) – Italy Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2006 that the finals for the World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany.  Italy defeated France in penalty kicks to capture their fourth World Cup title. France was awarded a penalty kick just seven minutes into the match and French captain Zinedine Zidane capitalized, giving the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 8th) – 1997 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 8th) – 1997 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1997 that the 68th annual Major League Baseball All-Star game was played.  The game took place at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio, and hometown hero Sandy Alomar Jr. was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. The American League went on to win the game by a score of 3-1, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 3rd) — Pete Sampras

    This Day In Sports History (July 3rd) — Pete Sampras

    It was on this day in 1994 that Pete Sampras won his second career Wimbledon title.  He would earn the silver gilt cup after defeating Goran Ivanišević, 7-6(2), 7-6(5), 6-0, in the final. Sampras entered the tournament as the defending champion, having beaten Jim Courier in the 1993 finals.  He also entered the tournament with […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (July 2nd) — France Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2000 that the finals for the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament took place at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  The defending World Cup champion French squad won the game 2-1 over the Italians to become the first team in history to be crowned European champions after winning the World Cup. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 1st) — Joe DiMaggio

    This Day In Sports History (July 1st) — Joe DiMaggio

    It was on this day in 1941 that Joe DiMaggio tied the record with his 45th straight game with at least one hit.  DiMaggio matched the mark set by Willie Keeler of the Baltimore Orioles in 1897. DiMaggio would extend the record to an incredible 56 games, a record that still stands today and one […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 28th) – 1995 NBA Draft

    This Day In Sports History (June 28th) – 1995 NBA Draft

    It was on this day in 1995 that the NBA Draft took place at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario.  This marked the first occasion that the draft was held outside the United States. The 1995 NBA Draft was the first for the expansion Vancouver Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors, who held the sixth and seventh picks, […]