Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (December 16th) — O.J. Simpson

    This Day In Sports History (December 16th) — O.J. Simpson

    It was on this day in 1973 that Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson became the first man to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season. Simpson accomplished the feat in just 14 games as that was the length of the schedule at the time. Simpson entered the final game of the season […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 13th) — Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (December 13th) — Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1996 that free agent starting pitcher Roger Clemens signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Clemens signed a four-year, $40 million deal to be the ace of the Blue Jays pitching staff. Although he signed a four-year contract, Clemens lasted only two seasons in Toronto before being traded to the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 12th) — Gale Sayers

    This Day In Sports History (December 12th) — Gale Sayers

    It was on this day in 1965 that Gale Sayers scored six touchdowns during a game against the San Francisco 49ers, tying the NFL record for most touchdowns in a single game. Sayers had himself quite the rookie season with the Chicago Bears, as he set an NFL record with 22 touchdowns on the season […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    This Day In Sports History (December 11th) — Joe DiMaggio Retires

    It was on this day in 1951 that Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball.  The “Yankee Clipper” was 37-years-old when he made the announcement. DiMaggio played all 13 years of his prolific career with the New York Yankees (1936–1942, 1946–1951).  He would make the All-Star game during each of those seasons, and he won […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    This Day In Sports History (December 10th) — C.C. Sabathia

    It was on this day in 2008 that the New York Yankees signed free agent starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia to a seven-year, $161 million contract.  This remains the largest contract ever signed by a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. The Yankees got exactly what they paid for in Sabathia’s first year, as he was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 9th) — Eddie George

    This Day In Sports History (December 9th) — Eddie George

    It was on this day in 1995 that Ohio State University running back Eddie George was named as the Heisman Trophy winner.  George beat out future NFL stars Peyton Manning, Keyshawn Johnson and Warrick Dunn to take home the award. In his first couple of seasons at Ohio State, George battled fumbling issues, which led […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 6th) — Jerry Rice

    This Day In Sports History (December 6th) — Jerry Rice

    It was on this day in 1992 that San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice recorded the 101st receiving touchdown of his career.  Rice broke the record which was previously held by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent. It did not take Jerry Rice long to break this record, as he accomplished the feat in […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 5th) — Seattle Seahawks

    This Day In Sports History (December 5th) — Seattle Seahawks

    It was on this day in 1974 that NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle announced the official signing of a contract agreement that would bring Seattle an NFL franchise.  The agreement was signed by Lloyd W. Nordstrom, who represented the Nordstrom family as majority owners of the team. The Seahawks would not play their first season until […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 4th) — Latrell Sprewell

    This Day In Sports History (December 4th) — Latrell Sprewell

    It was on this day in 1997 that Latrell Sprewell was suspended for the remainder of the 1997-98 NBA season.  The punishment came as a result of a physical altercation with his head coach, P.J. Carlesimo. While taking part in a practice during his playing days with the Golden State Warriors, Sprewell became enraged when […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 3rd) — Barry Sanders

    This Day In Sports History (December 3rd) — Barry Sanders

    It was on this day in 1988 that Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders was named the Hesiman trophy winner.  Sanders beat out Rodney Peete and future Hall-of-Famer Troy Aikman, who finished second and third in the voting, respectively. Barry Sanders’ 1988 college football season is considered by many to be one of the greatest […]

  • This Day In Sports History (December 2nd) — Andre Ware

    This Day In Sports History (December 2nd) — Andre Ware

    It was on this day in 1989 that University of Houston quarterback Andre Ware was named the Heisman Trophy winner.  Ware became the first black quarterback to win the prestigious award. The 1989 season was Ware’s junior year and he had an outstanding season, throwing for 4,699 yards, 44 touchdowns, and setting an incredible 26 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    This Day In Sports History (November 27th) — Fred Lynn

    It was on this day in 1975 that Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn won the AL MVP award.  In doing so, he became the first rookie in Major League history to earn MVP and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season. Lynn’s rookie year was one of the most impressive seasons of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 26th) — Sean Taylor

    This Day In Sports History (November 26th) — Sean Taylor

    It was on this day in 2007 Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was shot in the leg during a home invasion.  The bullet struck Taylor’s femoral artery which caused massive bleeding and ultimately cost him his life. Sean Taylor was a first round, fifth overall pick of the Washington Redskins in the 2004 NFL Draft.  […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 25th) — Alonzo Mourning

    This Day In Sports History (November 25th) — Alonzo Mourning

    It was on this day in 2003 that New Jersey Nets center Alonzo Mourning announced his retirement.  Mourning retired due to complications from his kidney disease. Just a few weeks after announcing his retirement, Mourning underwent a successful kidney transplant.  After months of rehab and getting back into shape, Alonzo began practicing with his former […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 22nd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (November 22nd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1999 that Wayne Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  Gretzky became the tenth and last player to bypass the usual three-year waiting period. Wayne Gretzky being elected to the Hall-Of-Fame was a no-brainer, as he is considered by many to be the greatest player in hockey […]