Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (September 29th) – Maddux Brothers

    This Day In Sports History (September 29th) – Maddux Brothers

    It was on this day in 1986 that Greg Maddux faced his brother Mike Maddux, as the Chicago Cubs took on the Philadelphia Phillies.  This marked the first and only time in Major League history that two rookie brothers started against each other. Greg would easily out-duel his older brother and pick up the win.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 22nd) – Don Shula

    This Day In Sports History (September 22nd) – Don Shula

    It was on this day in 1991 that Don Shula recorded his 300th  career regular season win as a head coach.  Shula’s Miami Dolphins defeated the Green Bay Packers 16-13 to reach the milestone. Don Shula was a head coach in the NFL for 32 seasons and in only two of those seasons did his […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 15th) – Muhammad Ali

    This Day In Sports History (September 15th) – Muhammad Ali

    It was on this day in 1978 that Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to regain the heavyweight championship belt.  The fight took place in front of a sold-out crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Exactly seven months earlier, on February 15th, Spinks defeated Ali in Las Vegas, Nevada in a split decision to […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 8th) – Mark McGwire

    This Day In Sports History (September 8th) – Mark McGwire

    It was on this day in 1998 that Mark McGwire hit his 62nd home run of the season.  McGwire broke the record of Roger Maris, which held up for an incredible 37 years. In 1998, both Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were hitting home runs at a record setting pace and it was a race […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 2nd) – Dave Stieb

    This Day In Sports History (September 2nd) – Dave Stieb

    It was on this day in 1990 that Dave Stieb pitched the first no-hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history.  Stieb no-hit the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium in a game which the Blue Jays won 3-0. Dave Stieb had flirted with both no-hitters and a perfect game on several occasions before finally accomplishing the feat.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 1st) – Terry Fox

    This Day In Sports History (September 1st) – Terry Fox

    It was on this day in 1980 that Terry Fox ended his Marathon of Hope.  Fox was forced to cut his run short due to his health problems. Terry Fox embarked on a cross-country run of Canada, despite having his right leg amputated a few years earlier after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  Fox’s main […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 25th) – Michael Schumacher

    This Day In Sports History (August 25th) – Michael Schumacher

    It was on this day in 1991 that Michael Schumacher made his Formula One debut.  The race took place at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix. Schumacher’s first race was a forgettable one as he was forced to retire with a clutch problem.  He was racing for team Jordan-Ford and was replacing […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 18th) – Jim Kelly

    This Day In Sports History (August 18th) – Jim Kelly

    It was on this day in 1986 that Jim Kelly signed his first contract with the Buffalo Bills.  The contract was worth $75 million over five years, which made Kelly the highest paid player at the time. The Buffalo Bills selected Kelly with the 14th pick in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 11th) – John Daly

    This Day In Sports History (August 11th) – John Daly

    It was on this day in 1991 that John Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship.  Daly became the first rookie to win a major title since Jerry Pate won the U.S. Open in 1976. John Daly’s win was one of the most improbable and surprising wins in golf history.  Daly was the ninth and final […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 4th) – Carl Lewis

    This Day In Sports History (August 4th) – Carl Lewis

    It was on this day in 1984 that American Carl Lewis won the men’s 100 meter race to capture his first gold medal.  The race took place at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. This race marked the beginning of a wonderful Olympic career for Lewis that saw him win nine gold medals and […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 28th) – Dennis Martinez

    This Day In Sports History (July 28th) – Dennis Martinez

    It was on this day in 1991 that Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos threw the 13th perfect game in Major League history.  Martinez accomplished the feat on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the Expos won the game 2-0. Dennis Martinez became the first Latin American pitcher to ever throw a perfect […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 21st) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (July 21st) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1996 that Wayne Gretzky signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers.  The signing reunited Gretzky with long-time Edmonton Oiler teammate Mark Messier. Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier spent nine very successful years together in Edmonton winning four Stanley Cups.  However, their reunion in New York was short-lived, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 14th) – 1970 MLB All-Star Game

    This Day In Sports History (July 14th) – 1970 MLB All-Star Game

    It was on this day in 1970 that the 41st annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The American League would take a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth and were poised to end their seven-game losing streak.  However, the National Leaguer […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 7th) – Venus Williams

    This Day In Sports History (July 7th) – Venus Williams

    It was on this day in 2007 that the finals for the 121st Wimbledon Championships took place in London, England.  Venus Williams defeated Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-1 to win her fourth Wimbledon title. At the beginning of the tournament, Venus Williams was ranked #23 and Marion Bartoli was ranked # 18, making them the two […]