Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]