Sports History

  • 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, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 27th) — France Win 1984 Euro

    It was on this day in 1984 that France won the UEFA European Football Championships.  It was the country’s first major international soccer tournament victory. As the hosts of the tournament, France automatically qualified for the eight-team tournament.  They would cruise through the Group Stage of the tournament, beating Denmark 1-0 in their opener, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    This Day In Sports History (June 26th) — Denmark Win The Euro

    It was on this day in 1992 that Denmark won the UEFA European Football Championships.  They would beat Germany in the finals by a score of 2-0, en route to the country’s first victory at a major tournament (World Cup or UEFA Euro Cup). Germany entered the tournament as favorites, as they were only two […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    This Day In Sports History (June 25th) — San Antonio Spurs

    It was on this day in 1999 that the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks in Game 5 to win the NBA championship.  The Spurs won the game 78-77 to capture the franchise’s first championship, and their first of four titles over an incredible nine-year span. The Spurs finished the regular season tied […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    This Day In Sports History (June 24th) — Steve Howe

    It was on this day in 1992 that MLB commissioner Fay Vincent permanently suspended New York Yankees relief pitcher Steve Howe for repeated drug offenses. Yankees management, including Buck Showalter, Gene Michael and Jack Lawn, agreed to testify on Howe’s behalf, which angered Vincent, who threatened to expel them as well. Steve Howe became only […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    This Day In Sports History (June 21st) — 1997 NHL Draft

    It was on this day in 1997 that the NHL entry draft was held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Boston Bruins had the #1 overall pick, as they finished the prior season with a league-worst 61 points. With the first overall pick, the Bruins selected center Joe Thornton, who played his junior […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    This Day In Sports History (June 20th) — Czechoslovakia Soccer

    It was on this day in 1976 that Czechoslovakia won the UEFA European Football Championship.  They would beat West Germany in the finals for their first ever European Championship title. The final tournament began on June 16 and consisted of only four teams: Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Netherlands and Yugoslavia (host).  Czechoslovakia beat the Netherlands 3-1 […]