Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (November 2nd) – NBA in Japan

    This Day In Sports History (November 2nd) – NBA in Japan

    It was on this day in 1990 that the Phoenix Suns defeated the Utah Jazz 119-96 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.  This was the first regular season game of the four major professional North American sports (NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA) to be played outside of North America. The Suns were led that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 26th) — New York Yankees

    This Day In Sports History (October 26th) — New York Yankees

    It was on this day in 2000 that the New York Mets and New York Yankees played Game 5 of the World Series.  This was the last installment of the “Subway Series” and the Yankees went on to win the game and claim their third consecutive World Series title and fourth in the last five […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 19th) — Blue Monday

    This Day In Sports History (October 19th) — Blue Monday

    It was on this day in 1981 that the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Montreal Expos 2-1 in Game 5 of the N.L.C.S.  With the win, the Dodgers advanced to the World Series where they would take on the New York Yankees. The 1981 baseball season was cut short due to a players strike, resulting […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 12th) – Herschel Walker Trade

    This Day In Sports History (October 12th) – Herschel Walker Trade

    It was on this day in 1989 that the Dallas Cowboys traded running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings.  This trade remains the largest in NFL history, as a total of 18 players and draft picks were involved. This trade is also seen as one of the most lopsided deals in sports history, as […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 5th) – Barry Bonds

    This Day In Sports History (October 5th) – Barry Bonds

    It was on this day in 2001 that Barry Bonds hit his 71st home run of the season.  Bonds broke the record, which was previously set by Mark McGwire three years earlier in 1998. Barry Bonds’ 2001 season was one of the greatest statistical seasons by an individual player in Major League history, as he […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    This Day In Sports History (September 28th) – Ted Williams

    It was on this day in 1941 that Ted Williams finished the regular season with a .406 batting average.  Williams remains the last player to hit over .400 throughout the course of a regular season. Williams entered the final day of the 1941 season with a .39955 batting average, which would have been rounded up […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 21st) — United States Dream Team

    This Day In Sports History (September 21st) — United States Dream Team

    It was on this day in 1991 that U.S.A. Basketball announced the “Dream Team” for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.  Ten of the best players in the NBA were named to the team, with two more added in May of 1992. Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 14th) – Toronto Blue Jays

    This Day In Sports History (September 14th) – Toronto Blue Jays

        It was on this day in 1987 that the Toronto Blue Jays hit a Major League record 10 home runs in a single game.  The Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 18-3 in a game played at Toronto’s Exhibition Stadium. Catcher Ernie Whitt would lead the charge with three home runs, while both George […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 7th) — Fay Vincent

    This Day In Sports History (September 7th) — Fay Vincent

      It was on this day in 1992 that Fay Vincent resigned as Commissioner of Major League Baseball.  Vincent’s reign lasted just under three years as he had taken over for Bart Giamatti, who died of a heart attack in September of 1989. Fay Vincent was very much involved in Pete Rose’s lifetime banishment from […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 24th) – 2008 Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (August 24th) – 2008 Olympics

    It was on this day in 2008 that the closing ceremonies were held for the Beijing  Olympics.  They were held at the Beijing National Stadium and included the handover of the Games from Beijing to London. The host country, China, ran away with the gold medal count, winning a total of 51 – 15 more […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    This Day In Sports History (August 17th) – Lou Gehrig

    It was on this day in 1933 that Lou Gehrig played in his 1,308th consecutive game.  Gehrig surpassed the mark set by shortstop Everett Scott, who established the record in 1925. There were a few instances during the streak where Gehrig came awfully close to missing a game.  In 1933, Lou was struck in the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    This Day In Sports History (August 10th) – Billy Martin

    It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Yankees retired the #1 formerly worn by Billy Martin.  Martin also had a plaque dedicated to him at Monument Park in Yankee Stadium. Billy Martin spent his first eight years as a player playing second base for the Yankees.  After being traded to Kansas […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 3rd) – 1980 Summer Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (August 3rd) – 1980 Summer Olympics

    It was on this day in 1980 that the closing ceremonies were held for the 22nd Summer Olympic Games.  The games were held in Moscow, U.S.S.R., marking the first time ever that the Olympics were held in Eastern Europe. The 1980 Summer Olympic Games are most remembered for being boycotted by the United States and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 27th) – Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (July 27th) – Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1984 that Pete Rose collected his 3,053rd career single, passing Ty Cobb for the all-time record.  Rose recorded the hit off of future hall of famer Steve Carlton while playing for the Montreal Expos. After spending the 1983 season with the Philadelphia Phillies, Rose was granted his unconditional release […]