Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (April 24th) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    This Day In Sports History (April 24th) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    It was on this day in 1974 that the NFL granted a franchise to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Buccaneers, along with the Seattle Seahawks, joined the NFL as expansion teams for the start of the 1976 season. The Buccaneers would endure a tough opening stretch to their NFL arrival, as they failed to win […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) – New York Mets

    This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) – New York Mets

    It was on this day in 1962 that the New York Mets earned their first franchise win.  After losing the first nine games of the season, the Mets would finally get their first win by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 in a game played at Forbes Field. The 1962 New York Mets were one of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 22nd) – Pat Tillman

    This Day In Sports History (April 22nd) – Pat Tillman

    It was on this day in 2004 that ex-NFL player turned soldier, Pat Tillman, was killed by friendly fire in the mountains of Afghanistan.  Tillman joined the United States Army Rangers in May of 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Pat Tillman attended the Arizona State University, where he excelled as a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 19th) – Rosie Ruiz

    This Day In Sports History (April 19th) – Rosie Ruiz

    It was on this day in 1982 that Boston Marathon cheater Rosie Ruiz was arrested in New York and charged with forgery and grand larceny.  This was just one of many arrests for Ruiz, whose life seemed to go downhill after she was caught cheating at the 84th annual Boston Marathon. Rosie Ruiz crossed the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 18th) — Joe Montana

    This Day In Sports History (April 18th) — Joe Montana

    It was on this day in 1995 that quarterback Joe Montana announced his retirement from the NFL.  It would officially mark the end of Montana’s 16-year Hall of Fame career. Montana spent the first 14 years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, and the final two years with the Kansas City Chiefs.  Throughout […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 12th) – Frank Robinson

    This Day In Sports History (April 12th) – Frank Robinson

    It was on this day in 1988 that Frank Robinson replaced Cal Ripken Sr. as general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.  The Orioles lost their first six games of the season, which led to the firing.  They would go on to lose the next 15 games under Robinson to begin the season at 0-21, the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    This Day In Sports History (April 5th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It was on this day in 1984 that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record for total career regular season points.  Kareem would score his 31,420th point by hitting one of his trademark sky-hooks in a 129-115 victory over the Jazz during a game played in Las Vegas. Chamberlain’s record stood for over 18 years, as […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 22nd) – Clint Malarchuk

    This Day In Sports History (March 22nd) – Clint Malarchuk

    It was on this day in 1989 that Buffalo Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk suffered a near fatal throat injury.  Malarchuk had his interior carotid artery severed when teammate Uwe Krupp and St. Louis Blues forward Steve Tuttle crashed into him at a high speed. Malarchuk came dangerously close to losing his life that night, but […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 15th) – Arizona Cardinals

    This Day In Sports History (March 15th) – Arizona Cardinals

    It was on this day in 1988 that the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL officially moved to Arizona.  Despite losing the Cardinals, the city of St. Louis would regain a team seven years later when the Los Angeles Rams moved east to become known as the St. Louis Rams. The Cardinals franchise has long […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 1st) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (March 1st) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1988 that Wayne Gretzky surpassed Gordie Howe for the most career assists with his 1050th helper.  Gretzky set up Jari Kurri in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings during a 5-3 Oilers victory. It was quite fitting that Kurri would score the record breaking goal as that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 22nd) – Miracle On Ice

    This Day In Sports History (February 22nd) – Miracle On Ice

    It was on this day in 1980 that the United States Men’s Olympic hockey team shocked the world by beating the heavily favored Soviet team.  Mike Eruzione scored the winner with ten minutes to go in the third period for a 4-3 victory. What most people do not realize is that this game did not […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 15th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (February 15th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1980 that Wayne Gretzky tied the NHL record for most assists in a single game, with seven.  The Great One accomplished the feat during a game against the Washington Capitals, which his Oilers won by a score of 8-2. The only other player to record seven assists in a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 8th) — Baltimore Ravens

    This Day In Sports History (February 8th) — Baltimore Ravens

    It was on this day in 1996 that representatives of Cleveland and the NFL reached a settlement with Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell that would allow him to move the franchise to Baltimore.  Following a fan contest, they would adopt the “Ravens” nickname and the Baltimore Raves were born. When Modell first announced his intentions […]