Tag Archives: baseball

  • This Day In Sports History (April 29th) – Roger Clemens

    This Day In Sports History (April 29th) – Roger Clemens

    It was on this day in 1986 that Roger Clemens became the first pitcher in MLB history to strikeout 20 batters in a nine inning major league game.  Clemens accomplished the feat against the Seattle Mariners in a game played at Fenway Park. Clemens would achieve this mark in only his third full season, at […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 26th) – Coors Field

    This Day In Sports History (April 26th) – Coors Field

    It was on this day in 1995 that the Colorado Rockies played their first ever game at Coors Field.  The Rockies would beat the New York Mets 11-9 to earn their first victory in their new ballpark. Coors Field is known as a hitters’ ballpark due to the fact that it is located in Denver, […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    This Day In Sports History (April 25th) — Phillie Phanatic

    It was on this day in 1978 that the Phillie Phanatic made his first ever appearance as the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. The idea for the Phillie Phanatic was created by Dennis Lehman in 1977, as he felt the team needed to abandon “Philadelphia Phil” and “Philadelphia Phillis”, and replace them with a […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) – New York Mets

    This Day In Sports History (April 23rd) – New York Mets

    It was on this day in 1962 that the New York Mets earned their first franchise win.  After losing the first nine games of the season, the Mets would finally get their first win by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 in a game played at Forbes Field. The 1962 New York Mets were one of […]

  • Astros Fan Catches a Home Run With a Popcorn Bucket (Video)

    Astros Fan Catches a Home Run With a Popcorn Bucket (Video)

    The man in the video you are about to watch is not the first person to catch a baseball in a popcorn bucket.  But he is the latest, so that’s why we’re talking about him. It took place during Sunday’s series finale between the Indians and the Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  With […]