Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (November 8th) — Tom Dempsey

    This Day In Sports History (November 8th) — Tom Dempsey

    It was on this day in 1970 that kicker Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints kicked a 63-yard game winning field goal on the last play of the game.  Dempsey’s record still stands to this day, although it has since been matched by Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998, Sebastian Janikowski of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 7th) — Magic Johnson

    This Day In Sports History (November 7th) — Magic Johnson

    It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson announced he has the HIV virus and would be retiring from the NBA. Earvin “Magic” Johnson discovered he had the HIV virus following a physical prior to the 1991-92 NBA season.  Johnson made the discovery public during a press conference on November 7, 1991.  During […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 6th) — Fan Man

    This Day In Sports History (November 6th) — Fan Man

    It was on this day in 1993 that Evander Holyfield went toe-to-toe with Riddick Bowe for the second time in their respective careers.  Holyfield would win the rematch, recapturing the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in the process. One year earlier, Bowe and Holyfield stepped into the ring together in Las Vegas, and on that […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 4th) — New York Yankees

    This Day In Sports History (November 4th) — New York Yankees

    It was on this day in 2009 that the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies played game six of the World Series.  The Yankees defeated Philadelphia 7-3 to capture the franchise’s 27th World Series title. Game six saw a pitching battle of two future Hall-Of-Famers, as Andy Pettitte took to the mound for the Yankees […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 1st) — NBA

    This Day In Sports History (November 1st) — NBA

    It was on this day in 1946 that the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in a game played at Maple Leaf Gardens.  This game is recognized as the first official game of what is now known as the National Basketball Association.  Prior to 1949 the league was known as the BAA, which […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 31st) — 1908 Olympics

    This Day In Sports History (October 31st) — 1908 Olympics

    It was on this day in 1908 that the closing ceremonies for the Summer Olympic Games in London, England were held.  The 1908 Olympic Games began on April 27, with 110 events taking place in 22 different sports.  These games marked the beginning of the Fourth Olympiad. The 1908 Olympic Games were officially opened by […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 30th) — Rumble In The Jungle

    This Day In Sports History (October 30th) — Rumble In The Jungle

    It was on this day in 1974 that Muhammad Ali took on heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Until this day, the fight is still referred to by most as “The Rumble in the Jungle.” Foremen entered the fight with the WBC, WBA and The Ring Heavyweight titles after defeating Joe Frazier via […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 28th) – Atlanta Braves

    This Day In Sports History (October 28th) – Atlanta Braves

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians played Game Six of the World Series.  The Braves won the game 1-0 to capture their third World Series title and first since 1957. This was a very close series, as five out of the six games were decided by one […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 25th) — Florida Marlins

    This Day In Sports History (October 25th) — Florida Marlins

    It was on this day in 2003 that the Florida Marlins and New York Yankees played Game Six of the World Series.  The Marlins went on to win the game 2-0 to capture the franchise’s second World Series title. This marked the 100th anniversary of the first World Series ever played, although it was the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 24th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    This Day In Sports History (October 24th) — Toronto Blue Jays

    It was on this day in 1992 that the Toronto Blue Jays won their first World Series championship.  It marked the first time in MLB history that the World Series trophy was won by a team outside the U.S.A. The Jays finished their 16th season going 96-66 during the regular season.  That was good enough […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 22nd) – Cincinnati Reds

    This Day In Sports History (October 22nd) – Cincinnati Reds

    It was on this day in 1975 that the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox played game seven of the World Series.  The Reds defeated the Sox 4-3 to capture the franchise’s third World Series title. This World Series was ranked by ESPN as the second greatest Series ever played.  One of the most […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 21st) — Philadelphia Phillies

    This Day In Sports History (October 21st) — Philadelphia Phillies

    It was on this day in 1980 that the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in Game 6 of the World Series.  The win gave Philadelphia their first World Series title in franchise history. The Phillies made it to the World Series by winning the National League East by one game over the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 18th) — Nate Thurmond

    This Day In Sports History (October 18th) — Nate Thurmond

    It was on this day in 1974 that Chicago Bulls center Nate Thurmond recorded the first quadruple-double in NBA history.  Thurmond accomplished the feat in his first ever game with the Chicago Bulls. A quadruple-double is not only one of the rarest achievements in basketball, but it is also one of the rarest achievements in […]