Sports History

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]