Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (April 8th) — Hank Aaron

    This Day In Sports History (April 8th) — Hank Aaron

    It was on this day in 1974 that Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run.  Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record, which stood for an incredible 39 years. Aaron hit his 713th home run on the second last day of the 1973 season, forcing him to wait all winter for his chance to tie, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 7th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    This Day In Sports History (April 7th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    It was on this day in 1977 that the Toronto Blue Jays played their first ever regular season game, as 44,649 fans packed Exhibition Stadium to watch the Jays take on the Chicago White Sox. This game was most remembered for the weather, as it was very cold and snowing at the time of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 4th) — Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (April 4th) — Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1986 that Wayne Gretzky broke the record for most points in a single season by recording his 213th point of the campaign.  He would go on to record two more points that season, setting the new mark at 215 points. Gretzky held the previous record of 212 points, which […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 3rd) — UCLA Bruins

    This Day In Sports History (April 3rd) — UCLA Bruins

    It was on this day in 1995 that the UCLA Bruins won the NCAA Tournament Championship.  They would do so by beating the Arkansas Razorbacks in the finals by a score of 89-78. The 1995 men’s basketball tournament championship was the last for the Bruins.  Their run to the finals would include victories over Florida […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    This Day In Sports History (April 2nd) — MLB Players Strike

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Major League Baseball players’ strike officially came to an end.  The strike lasted 232 days and was responsible for the cancellation of over 900 games. The strike began on August 12th 1994 due to the fact that the owners wanted a salary cap to protect the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    This Day In Sports History (April 1st) — Duke Blue Devils

    It was on this day in 1991 that the Duke Blue Devils faced the Kansas Jayhawks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  The Blue Devils would go on to win the game by a score of 72-65 for their first championship in school history.  They would repeat as champions the following year. Duke would get […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    This Day In Sports History (March 28th) — Marquette

    It was on this day in 1977 that the Marquette Golden Eagles won the NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament.  They would defeat Dean Smith’s North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 67-59 in the finals, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. The win gave the Golden Eagles their first ever men’s basketball title, and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    This Day In Sports History (March 27th) — NCAA Tournament

    It was on this day in 1939 that the first ever NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship was awarded.  Oregon would go on to win the championship, beating Ohio State in the finals. Only eight schools were involved in the first ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament, as opposed to the 68 that are involved in today’s tournament.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 26th) — Michigan State Spartans

    This Day In Sports History (March 26th) — Michigan State Spartans

    It was on this day in 1979 that Michigan State would play Indiana State for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.  Michigan would defeat Indiana 75-64, lead by point guard Magic Johnson, who was also named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. To this day, the 1979 championship game is still the highest-rated college basketball game in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 25th) – Mike Tyson

    This Day In Sports History (March 25th) – Mike Tyson

    It was on this day in 1995 that Mike Tyson was released from prison after serving nearly three years at the Indiana Youth Center near Plainfield, Indiana.  Tyson was given a sentence of six years in prison as well as four years probation for his conviction of raping the 18-year-old Miss Black Rhode Island, Desiree […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 24th) – Magic Johnson & Larry Bird

    This Day In Sports History (March 24th) – Magic Johnson & Larry Bird

    It was on this day in 1979 that Magic Johnson and Larry Bird lead their respective teams to the 1979 NCAA finals.  Magic’s Michigan State team would destroy Penn State by a score of 101-67, while Bird’s Indiana State would beat out DePaul 76-74. Both Magic and Larry would have outstanding games in their respective […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 21st) — UCLA Bruins

    This Day In Sports History (March 21st) — UCLA Bruins

    It was on this day in 1964 that the UCLA Bruins’ men’s basketball team beat Duke by a score of 98-83 to win the NCAA Division I championship, and complete their perfect 30-0 season. At the time, the Bruins became only the forth team in NCAA men’s basketball history to record a perfect season.  The […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 20th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    This Day In Sports History (March 20th) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It was on this day in 1990 that the Los Angeles Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s No. 33.  It is one of seven numbers at the moment to be retired by the Lakers’ organization. Kareem had one of the greatest careers in NBA history, as he held the record for points scored, games played, minutes played, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 19) — Brett Hull

    This Day In Sports History (March 19) — Brett Hull

    It was on this day in 1991 that Brett Hull became only the second player in NHL history to score 80 goals in a season.  Hull finished the year with 86 goals – the third most all-time, behind only Wayne Gretzky’s 92 in 1981-82 and Gretzky’s 87 in 1983-84.  Brett also became only the fifth […]