Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (March 30th) – Sammy Sosa

    This Day In Sports History (March 30th) – Sammy Sosa

    It was on this day in 1992 that the Chicago White Sox traded Sammy Sosa and pitcher Ken Patterson to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder George Bell.  Many believed that the White Sox got the better player in the deal, but over time they would be proven wrong. George Bell was an aging […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 29th) – Ali vs. Chuvalo

    This Day In Sports History (March 29th) – Ali vs. Chuvalo

    It was on this day in 1966 that Muhammad Ali took on George Chuvalo at the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario.  Ali was the current champion, however, this fight was not for the belt as boxing politics staged the fight as a “heavyweight showdown,” even though it was scheduled for the fifteen round championship […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1994 that Wayne Gretzky scored his record breaking 802nd career NHL goal.  Gretzky surpassed his childhood hero Gordie Howe, whose record stood for almost 15 years. In the second period of a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Gretzky received a cross-ice feed from Marty McSorley and buried it into […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 16th) – Brittanie Cecil

    This Day In Sports History (March 16th) – Brittanie Cecil

    It was on this day in 2002 that 13-year-old Brittanie Cecil was struck in the head by a puck while attending a Columbus Blue Jackets game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  Brittanie died two days later of a torn vertebral artery, which resulted in severe clotting and swelling of the brain. It was the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 9th) – Rays and Diamondbacks

    This Day In Sports History (March 9th) – Rays and Diamondbacks

    It was on this day in 1995 that Major League Baseball awarded the city of Tampa Bay and the state of Arizona with MLB teams.  Tampa Bay would be known as the “Devil Rays” (now known as simply the “Rays”) while the club from Arizona would be called the “Diamondbacks.” Tampa would be placed in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 2nd) – Wilt Chamberlain

    This Day In Sports History (March 2nd) – Wilt Chamberlain

    It was on this day in 1962 that Wilt Chamberlain scored an incredible 100 points in a single NBA game.  Chamberlain accomplished the feat while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 win over the New York Knicks. Wilt broke five records in that game: points in a quarter with 31, points in a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 29th) — Gordie Howe

    This Day In Sports History (February 29th) — Gordie Howe

    It was on this day in 1980 that Gordie Howe became the first NHLer to ever score 800 career goals.  Howe would finished his career with a total of 801 goals. That would stand as the highest career total for an NHL players until the 1993-94 season, when it was broken by Wayne Gretzky.  “The […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 23rd) – Albertville ’92

    This Day In Sports History (February 23rd) – Albertville ’92

    It was on this day in 1992 that the closing ceremonies were held for the 16th Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France.  The Germans took home the most medals with 26 (10 gold, 10 silver, 6 bronze) and their 10 gold’s were more that any other country.  This would be the final time that the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 17th) – NBA Hall Of Fame

    This Day In Sports History (February 17th) – NBA Hall Of Fame

    It was on this day in 1968 that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame opened its doors to the public.  It is located in Springfield, Massachussets and is named after James Naismith, the creator of basketball.  Naismith invented the sport in 1891 while teaching a class at Springfield College. As of today, the Hall […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 16th) – NHL Lockout

    This Day In Sports History (February 16th) – NHL Lockout

    It was on this day in 2005 that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman officially canceled the 2004-05 season.  This would mark the first time that a major North American sport would cancel an entire season due to a labor dispute.  It would also be the first year that the Stanley Cup was not awarded since 1919. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 9th) — Satchel Paige

    This Day In Sports History (February 9th) — Satchel Paige

    It was on this day in 1971 that Satchel Paige became the first player from the Negro-League to be elected into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Paige was unanimously chosen to be the first Negro-Leaguer in the Hall due to his pitching dominance during the 30’s and 40’s. Paige was a superstar and the Negro-League’s […]

  • This Day In Sports History (February 2nd) – Ian Turnbull

    This Day In Sports History (February 2nd) – Ian Turnbull

    It was on this day in 1977 that Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenseman Ian Turnbull scored five goals during a 9-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.  To this day, his 5-goal performance still stands as a record for most goals in a game by an NHL defenseman. During the game, Turnbull only had five shots […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 26th) – Super Bowl XX

    This Day In Sports History (January 26th) – Super Bowl XX

    It was on this day in 1986 that Super Bowl XX was held at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Chicago Bears defeated the New England Patriots 46-10 to finish their season at 18-1. This Chicago Bears team was led by their stellar defense, which many consider to be the best defense in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 20th) – Super Bowl XIX

    This Day In Sports History (January 20th) – Super Bowl XIX

    It was on this day in 1985 that Super Bowl XIX took place at Stanford Stadium, on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-16 to capture the franchise’s second Super Bowl title. This game was a battle of two great quarterbacks as Joe Montana […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 19th) – NHL All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (January 19th) – NHL All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1991 that the 42nd annual NHL All-Star Game took place at Chicago Stadium, home of the Chicago Blackhawks.  The game featured the best players from the Wales Conference playing against the best from the Campbell Conference. The Campbell Conference would go on to win the game 11-5, led by […]