Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (July 13th) – 1982 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 13th) – 1982 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1982 that the 53rd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, which marked the first time that the Mid-Summer Classic was held outside of the United States. The National League went on to win the game 4-1, led […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 6th) – 1983 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 6th) – 1983 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1983 that the 54th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago White Sox. This game took place exactly 50 years to the day that the first All-Star Game was held, also at Comiskey Park.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 5th) – Roger Federer

    This Day In Sports History (July 5th) – Roger Federer

    It was on this day in 2009 that the finals for the 123rd Wimbledon Championship took place in London, England.  Roger Federer defeated Andy Roddick  5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 16-14 to capture his sixth Wimbledon title. Roger Federer would establish four significant records at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships.  Federer reached his 21st consecutive […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 29th) – Spain Men’s Soccer Team

    This Day In Sports History (June 29th) – Spain Men’s Soccer Team

    It was on this day in 2008 that the finals for the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament took place at Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, Austria.  Spain would defeat Germany 1-0 to earn their second European Championship. Spain cruised through the group stage, winning all three games and outscoring their opponents by an 8-3 margin.  They […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 22nd) – 1991 NHL Draft

    This Day In Sports History (June 22nd) – 1991 NHL Draft

    It was on this day in 1991 that the NHL Entry Draft was held at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.  The Quebec Nordiques held the No. 1 selection, as they earned a league low 46 points in the 1990-91 season. The Nordiques would select highly touted prospect Eric Lindros, a power forward who […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 15th) – Detroit Pistons

    This Day In Sports History (June 15th) – Detroit Pistons

    It was on this day in 2004 that the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in Game 5 to win the NBA championship.  The win gave the Pistons their third title in franchise history, and first since they won back-to-back championships in 1989 and 1990. The Lakers entered the series as the favorite, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 8th) – World Cup 1990

    This Day In Sports History (June 8th) – World Cup 1990

    It was on this day in 1990 that the 14th FIFA World Cup began in Italy.  Italy became the second nation to host the tournament for a second time, joining Mexico who held the competition in 1970, and again in 1986. The Italians would host the reigning champions Argentina in one semi-final, while the defending […]

  • This Day In Sports History (June 1st) — Pittsburgh Penguins

    This Day In Sports History (June 1st) — Pittsburgh Penguins

    It was on this day in 1992 that the Pittsburgh Penguins repeated as Stanley Cup Champions.  The Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 in Game 4 to sweep the series. The Penguins entered the finals on a seven game winning streak, having swept the Bruins in the conference finals and winning the final three games […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 25th) – Quebec Nordiques

    This Day In Sports History (May 25th) – Quebec Nordiques

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Quebec Nordiques were sold to a group of investors from Denver, Colorado.  The Nordiques were re-located for the beginning of the 1995-96 season to Colorado, where they became the Colorado Avalanche. In the strike-shortened season of 1994-95, the Nordiques finished atop the Eastern Conference standings, but […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 18th) – Randy Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (May 18th) – Randy Johnson

    It was on this day in 2004 that Randy Johnson became the 17th player in MLB history to pitch a perfect game.  At age 40, Johnson became the oldest player to accomplish the feat. Randy Johnson would strikeout 13 Atlanta Braves batters en route to his perfect game, which took place at Atlanta’s Turner Field.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    This Day In Sports History (May 11th) – Willie Mays

    It was on this day in 1972 that the San Francisco Giants traded 41-year-old, future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to the New York Mets.  In exchange for Mays, the Giants received pitcher Charlie Williams and $50,000. Mays was well past his prime at the time of the trade.  In fact, he was the oldest […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 4th) – Secretariat

    This Day In Sports History (May 4th) – Secretariat

    It was on this day in 1973 that Secretariat won the 99th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Secretariat entered the race as a 3-2 favourite and would defeat second place finisher Sham by 2 and a half lengths. Secretariat ran the race in a time of 1:59 2/5, which still stands as the fastest time […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1983 that Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson to become the all-time leader in strikeouts.  Ryan struck out his 3,509th batter to surpass the mark set by Johnson way back in 1927. Entering the 1983 season, both Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton were in striking distance of the prestigious record […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 20th) – Michael Jordan

    This Day In Sports History (April 20th) – Michael Jordan

    It was on this day in 1986 that Michael Jordan set an NBA playoff record with an incredible 63 points.  Jordan broke the mark that was previously held by Elgin Baylor who scored 61 points in the 1962 NBA finals. Jordan was able to play in only 18 regular season games that year due to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 13th) — Tiger Woods

    This Day In Sports History (April 13th) — Tiger Woods

    It was on this day in 1997 that Tiger Woods won his first Masters tournament, which was the first major championship of his career.  Woods became the youngest golfer and first African-American to win this prestigious event. Tiger finished Day One in fourth place, three shots behind leader John Huston, but he would take the […]