Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 17th) — The Earthquake Series

    This Day In Sports History (October 17th) — The Earthquake Series

    It was on this day in 1989 that Game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s was cancelled following the Loma Prieta Earthquake.  The earthquake struck the city of San Francisco approximately 30 minutes before game-time, causing massive chaos to ensue at Candlestick Park and around the city. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 16th) — Milwaukee Bucks

    This Day In Sports History (October 16th) — Milwaukee Bucks

    It was on this day in 1968 that the Milwaukee Bucks played their first game in franchise history.  That game would be played against the Chicago Bulls, and the Bucks would go on to lose it by a score of 89-84. With the game taking place at the brand new Milwaukee Stadium (now referred to as U.S. […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 14th) — Joe Namath

    This Day In Sports History (October 14th) — Joe Namath

    It was on this day in 1985 that the New York Jets retired the #12 jersey formerly worn by quarterback Joe Namath.  Namath joined Don Maynard (#13) and Joe Klecko (#73) as the only other men to have their numbers officially retired by the Jets organization. Namath spent his first twelve seasons with the Jets […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 11th) — Deion Sanders

    This Day In Sports History (October 11th) — Deion Sanders

    It was on this day in 1992 that Deion Sanders suited up for both the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves.  He remains the only man in history to dress for two different professional sports team in one day. Deion Sanders’ wild weekend began on Saturday night when he played in Game 4 of the […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 10th) — Lawrence Taylor

    This Day In Sports History (October 10th) — Lawrence Taylor

    It was on this day in 1994 that the New York Giants retired Lawrence Taylor’s No. 56 jersey. Taylor player his entire 13-year career with the Giants, which spanned from 1981-1993.  Despite plenty of off-field issues, the Giants’ linebacker was still a 10-time All-Pro, 10-time Pro Bowler, three-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Super […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 9th) — Frank Robinson

    This Day In Sports History (October 9th) — Frank Robinson

    It was on this day in 1974 that Frank Robinson was hired to manage the Cleveland Indians, making him the first black manager in Major League Baseball history. Robinson played for the California Angels during the first half of the 1974 season, but after managing in the winter leagues during the early 70′s, he began […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 8th) — Don Larsen

    This Day In Sports History (October 8th) — Don Larsen

    It was on this day in 1956 that New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in Game 5 of the World Series.  Larsen’s perfect game remains the only perfect game thrown in post-season baseball history. The 1956 World Series was a battle of New York, as the Yankees took on the Brooklyn […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 7th) – Walter Payton

    This Day In Sports History (October 7th) – Walter Payton

    It was on this day in 1984 that Chicago Bears’ running back Walter Payton surpassed Jim Brown as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. Payton gained his 12,313th yard in a game played against the New Orleans Saints. Walter Payton was a staple in the Chicago Bears backfield throughout the 1970’s and 80’s.  He consistently put […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 4th) — San Jose Sharks

    This Day In Sports History (October 4th) — San Jose Sharks

    It was on this day in 1991 that the San Jose Sharks played their first regular season game in franchise history.  The Sharks lost to the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a game played at Vancouver’s Pacific Coliseum. Like many expansion teams before them, the San Jose Sharks’ inaugural season was one to forget.  They finished […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 3rd) — Pele

    This Day In Sports History (October 3rd) — Pele

    It was on this day in 1974 that Pele officially retired from the game of soccer.  The announcement marked the end of the Brazilian’s 18-year career with Santos Futebol Clube. Pele played a total of 605 games for Santos and scored an incredible 589 goals.  He would also suit up for his national team a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    This Day In Sports History (October 2nd) — Larry Holmes

    It was on this day in 1980 that Larry Holmes defeated Muhammad Ali to retain the WBC Heavyweight title and earn The Ring Magazine’s Heavyweight championship. Holmes entered the fight with a 35-0 record, and he had already successfully defended the WBC Heavyweight championship on seven occasions.  It was his fourth fight of the year, and while […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 1st) – Ichiro Suzuki

    This Day In Sports History (October 1st) – Ichiro Suzuki

    It was on this day in 2004 that Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki recorded his 258th base hit of the season.  Ichiro broke the 84-year-old record, which was previously held by first baseman George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns. Ichiro tied the record in the first inning, singling off of Texas Rangers starter Ryan […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 30th) — Mike Witt

    This Day In Sports History (September 30th) — Mike Witt

    It was on this day in 1984 that California Angels pitcher Mike Witt threw the eleventh perfect game in Major League history.  Witt’s Angels defeated the Texas Rangers 1-0 in a game played at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Witt’s perfect game came on the final day of the season as he thoroughly dominated the […]