Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (June 19th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 2000 that Tiger Woods won the 100th US Open Championship at Pebble Beach.  It was the third Major Championship victory of his career. The 2000 PGA Tour season may have been the best of Tiger Woods’ career.  He kicked it off by winning his first ever US Open title […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (June 18th) — Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1979 that George Steinbrenner re-hired Billy Martin to manage the New York Yankees.  This was Martin’s second of an incredible five stints as manager of the Yankees. Martin first began managing New York in 1975, when he took over for the fired Bill Virdon, and led the Yankees to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 17th) — Boston Celtics

    This Day In Sports History (June 17th) — Boston Celtics

    It was on this day in 2008 that the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA championship.  The Celtics beat the Lakers 131-92 in Game 6 in the most lopsided championship clinching game in NBA history. The 2007-08 Boston Celtics enjoyed the biggest turnaround in NBA history as the previous year they won only 24 games, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 14th) — New York Rangers

    This Day In Sports History (June 14th) — New York Rangers

    It was on this day in 1994 that the New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in game 7 to win the franchise’s fourth Stanley Cup.  This was the Rangers’ first championship since 1940, a span of 54 years. The 1993-94 season was a banner season for the New York Rangers.  In addition to winning […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 13th) — Chicago Bulls

    This Day In Sports History (June 13th) — Chicago Bulls

    It was on this day in 1997 that the Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of the finals to win the NBA Championship.  It was the Bulls’ fifth championship in franchise history, and their second in the last two seasons. After winning the first two games at home in Chicago and losing […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 12th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    This Day In Sports History (June 12th) — Los Angeles Lakers

    It was on this day in 2002 that the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Championship.  They would do so by defeating the New Jersey Nets 113-107 in Game Four of the NBA Finals. The Lakers entered the 2001-02 NBA season having won the last two NBA Championships.  And with the likes of Kobe Bryant, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    This Day In Sports History (June 11th) – Seattle Slew

    It was on this day in 1977 that Seattle Slew won the 109th running of the Belmont Stakes.  With his win at Belmont, Seattle Slew became only the tenth horse in history to win the Triple Crown and with his 9 for 9 record, he became the first Triple Crown winner to finish the series […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 10th) — Lewis Hamilton

    This Day In Sports History (June 10th) — Lewis Hamilton

    It was on this day in 2007 that Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula One race.  Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal to become the first black man to win a Formula One race.  Hamilton was also the fifth youngest man to win on the Formula One circuit. Lewis Hamilton earned his first […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 7th) – Detroit Red Wings

    This Day In Sports History (June 7th) – Detroit Red Wings

    It was on this day in 1997 that the Detroit Red Wings beat the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 to win the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings won the game, 2-1, to sweep the Flyers and win their first Stanley Cup in 42 years. The 1996-97 Detroit Red Wings team was loaded with talent and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 6th) — Stump Merrill

    This Day In Sports History (June 6th) — Stump Merrill

    It was on this day in 1990 that Stump Merrill replaced Bucky Dent as the manager of the New York Yankees.  With the hiring, Merrill became the 31st manager in Yankees history. Merrill replaced Dent, who had the Yankees out to an 18-31 record to start the 1990 season.  Dent was hired late in the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 5th) — Count Fleet

    This Day In Sports History (June 5th) — Count Fleet

    It was on this day in 1943 that Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet won the 75th running of the Belmont Stakes.  With the win, Count Fleet became just the sixth horse in history to win horse racing’s triple crown. After putting forth dominant performances during his previous three races, only two horses dared line up […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 4th) — Detroit Red Wings

    This Day In Sports History (June 4th) — Detroit Red Wings

    It was on this day in 2008 that the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup.  The Red Wings won the game, 3-2, to capture their 11th Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Red Wings won the Presidents trophy for having the most points during the regular […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 3rd) – Darryl Strawberry

    This Day In Sports History (June 3rd) – Darryl Strawberry

    It was on this day in 1980 that the New York Mets selected outfielder Darryl Strawberry with the #1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft.  Darryl’s older brother, Michael, was also selected in the draft, by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 31st round. Strawberry had a great start to his career, winning […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 31st) — Usain Bolt

    This Day In Sports History (May 31st) — Usain Bolt

    It was on this day in 2008 that Usain Bolt set a new world record in the men’s 100 meter race.  Bolt ran the race in 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix, which was held in the Icahn Stadium in New York City. Earlier in the month, Bolt ran a 9.76, the second fastest […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 30th) — Edmonton Oilers

    This Day In Sports History (May 30th) — Edmonton Oilers

    It was on this day in 1985 that the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.  It was the franchise’s second Stanley Cup victory. The Oilers entered the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals as defending champions, and they finished the season with an impressive 109 points, which was the most among all Clarance Campbell Conference teams.  After […]