Sports History

  • This Day In Sports History (November 21st) — Pete Rose

    This Day In Sports History (November 21st) — Pete Rose

    It was on this day in 1973 that Pete Rose was awarded the NL MVP.  It was the only regular season MVP award he would earn during his Major League career. Rose enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in 1973, recording 230 hits and a .338 batting average (both league-highs) in 160 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 20th) — Walter Payton

    This Day In Sports History (November 20th) — Walter Payton

    It was on this day in 1977 that Walter Payton rushed for 275 yards during a game against the Minnesota Vikings.  That stunning performance on the ground would set the NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game. The previous NFL record for most rushing yards in a game was held by Bills […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 15th) — Kirk Gibson

    This Day In Sports History (November 15th) — Kirk Gibson

    It was on this day in 1988 that Kirk Gibson was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player of the regular season.  Gibson beat out Darryl Strawberry in the voting to capture the only MVP award of his career. Kirk Gibson did not possess the power numbers of a typical Most Valuable Player, as he […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 14th) — Gordie Howe

    This Day In Sports History (November 14th) — Gordie Howe

    It was on this day in 1964 that Gordie Howe set the record for most career NHL goals, with his 627th. The 1964-65 season was Howe’s 19th in the league, and while it certainly wasn’t his best, it was still pretty impressive, as the 36-year-old (at the time) recorded 29 goals, 47 assists and 104 […]

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

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

    It was on this day in 1991 that Roger Clemens was awarded the AL Cy Young Award.  It was the third Cy Young Award won by Clemens during his highly-decorated career. While it certainly wasn’t the most impressive season of Clemens’ career, the 1991 season was still an awfully impressive one for the Red Sox […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 12th) – Dan Marino

    This Day In Sports History (November 12th) – Dan Marino

    It was on this day in 1995 that Dan Marino passed for his 47,004th career passing yard.  This surpassed the mark which was previously held by Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton. At the time of his retirement, Dan Marino held most of the significant passing records in the NFL, including most career attempts, most […]

  • This Day In Sports History (November 11th) — Roy Halladay

    This Day In Sports History (November 11th) — Roy Halladay

    It was on this day in 2003 that Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Roy Halladay was named the American League Cy Young award winner.  Halladay was the run-away choice, as he finished with 26 out of a possible 28 first place votes. Roy Halladay led the Major Leagues in several statistical categories including wins (22), […]

  • 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 […]