Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    This Day In Sports History (January 12th) – Mario Lemieux

    It was on this day in 1993 when doctors announced that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Lemieux was forced to undergo radiation treatments that left his career and life in serious doubt. Despite his condition, Lemieux ended up missing only two months of action and returned to finish the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (January 5th) – Pete Maravich

    This Day In Sports History (January 5th) – Pete Maravich

    It was on this day in 1988 that former NBA great Pete Maravich passed away. Maravich died of a heart attack while playing a pickup basketball game in Pasadena, California. “Pistol Pete” Maravich attended Louisiana State University and is one of the greatest players in men’s NCAA Division I history. Although his dream was to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 15th) – Joe Montana

    This Day In Sports History (December 15th) – Joe Montana

    It was on this day in 1997 that the San Francisco 49ers retired the #16 jersey formerly worn by quarterback Joe Montana. The ceremony came at halftime of the 49ers game against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. Montana spent the first 14 years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, leading them […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 8th) – Charles Barkley

    This Day In Sports History (December 8th) – Charles Barkley

    It was on this day in 1999 that Houston Rockets forward Charles Barkley ruptured his left quadriceps tendon.  The injury occurred in Philadelphia, where Barkley’s career began 15 years earlier. Charles Barkley was one of the fiercest competitors and best rebounders that the NBA had ever seen.  He averaged a double-double in points and rebounds […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 1st) – Latrell Spreewell

    This Day In Sports History (December 1st) – Latrell Spreewell

    It was on this day in 1997 that Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Spreewell attacked his head coach, P.J. Carlesimo.  The incident took place at a Warriors practice, with Spreewell dragging Carlesimo to the floor and choking him before his teammates intervened. Coach Carlesimo yelled at Spreewell, telling him to make crisper passes, to which […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 24th) – Montreal Alouettes

    This Day In Sports History (November 24th) – Montreal Alouettes

    It was on this day in 2002 that the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos played in the 90th annual Grey Cup.  The Alouettes defeated the Eskimos 25-16 to capture the franchise’s sixth Grey Cup title. The Alouettes and Eskimos were the two best teams in the regular season, as they both won their respective divisions […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 23rd) – Edmonton Eskimos

    This Day In Sports History (November 23rd) – Edmonton Eskimos

    It was on this day in 1980 that the 68th Grey Cup was held at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Ontario.  The Edmonton Eskimos beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 48-10 in one of the most lopsided Grey Cup matches in history. The Edmonton Eskimos were the best team in the Canadian Football League throughout the entire 1980 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 17th) – Mike Utley

    This Day In Sports History (November 17th) – Mike Utley

    It was on this day in 1991 that Detroit Lions offensive lineman Mike Utley was paralyzed during an NFL game.  The injury occurred against the Los Angeles Rams in a game played at the Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the Lions. Utley was a third-round pick (59th overall) of the Detroit Lions in the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 10th) – Wiilie Mays

    This Day In Sports History (November 10th) – Wiilie Mays

    It was on this day in 1965 that San Francisco Giants center fielder Willie Mays was named as the National League’s regular season Most Valuable Player.  This was the second M.V.P. for Mays, who also won the award in 1954. Willie Mays had many great years in his Hall of Fame career, but 1965 may […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 27th) – New York Mets

    This Day In Sports History (October 27th) – New York Mets

    It was on this day in 1986 that the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox played game seven of the World Series.  The Mets would win the deciding game by a score of 8-5, earning the franchise their second World Series title. Game six of the series would go to extra innings, and the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 20th) – Boston Red Sox

    This Day In Sports History (October 20th) – Boston Red Sox

    It was on this day in 2004 that the Boston Red Sox completed the greatest comeback in baseball history.  The Red Sox defeated the Yankees in Game 7 after being down in the ALCS 0-3. This was the first time in baseball history that a team had come back in a series after being down […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 13th) – Bill Mazeroski

    This Day In Sports History (October 13th) – Bill Mazeroski

    It was on this day in 1960 that the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in game seven of the World Series.  Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo home run off of Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry. The Yankees entered the series as […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 6th) – Seattle Mariners

    This Day In Sports History (October 6th) – Seattle Mariners

    It was on this day in 2001 that the Seattle Mariners won their 116th game of the regular season.  The Mariners tied the all-time wins mark, which was first established by the 1906 Chicago Cubs. The 1906 Cubs went 116-36 (.763 winning pct.) during a time when teams played only 152 games per season compared […]