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Subject: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/08 at 2:09 am

March 6th:

1988 - Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament.


1964 – In a radio broadcast, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad announced that American boxer Cassius Clay would change his name to Muhammad Ali, symbolizing his new identity as a member of the religious, social and political organization.


Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 1:48 am

March 16th 1872 – In the first-ever final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football (soccer) competition, Wanderers F.C. defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/08 at 7:22 pm

March 22nd 1888 - The Football League is formed in the UK.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/08 at 3:37 am

April 6th 1896 – The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Max Power on 04/11/08 at 8:22 am

The Mets got rickrolled last Tuesday.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/08 at 1:46 am

April 15th 1947 - Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, breaking that sport's color line.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/08 at 2:09 am

April 22nd 1988 - Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/08 at 1:57 am

April 28th 1923 – London's Wembley Stadium, then known as Empire Stadium, was opened to the public for the first time and held the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United football clubs.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/08 at 1:25 am

May 6th 1954 – At Oxford's Iffley Road Track, English athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 05/06/08 at 12:44 pm

oh, I didn't see this thread yet! I was going to create one myself, but I saw that this one had been started 2 months ago! Thanks, Philip! O0

May 6, 2005: The L.A. Dodgers scored 10 runs in the 1st inning of a game against the Reds in Cincinnati, and beat them 13-6.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/08 at 1:44 am

May 8th 1982 - Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve dies in a crash during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/08 at 1:45 am

May 8th 1898 - The first games of the Italian Football League are played.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/08 at 1:49 am

May 9th 1914 - J.T. Hearne becomes the first bowler to take 3000 first-class wickets.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/08 at 6:27 pm

May 10th 1970 - The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr makes an overtime winning goal followed by a leap in the air that would become one of the most famous photographs in ice hockey - ("The Goal").

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/08 at 6:11 pm

May 11th 2002 - The New England Patriots open their brand new stadium, Gillette Stadium.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/08 at 12:30 am

May 14th 1929 - Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/08 at 12:31 am

May 14th 1870 - The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/08 at 2:00 am

May 15th 1941 - Baseball player Joe DiMaggio starts his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 05/18/08 at 10:30 am

May 18, 2004.... Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches a perfect game against the Atlanta Knaves...I mean Braves... in Atlanta. (I bet the fans were saying, "BOO-OO-oo-oo-oo...!" (to the tune of the tomohawk chant)). ;D

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/08 at 1:48 pm

May 20th 1965 In cricket, Yorkshire all out for 23 vs. Hampshire at Middlesbrough.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/08 at 2:22 am

May 21st 1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the international sport governing body of association football, was founded in Paris.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/08 at 2:23 am

May 21st 2006 - The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/08 at 2:25 am

May 22nd 1906 - The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, opens in Athens.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 1:22 am

May 23rd 1933 - The legendary American racehorse Seabiscuit is born.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 3:07 am

May 23rd 1982 - Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/08 at 5:45 am

May 25th 1935 Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in one hour

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 05/25/08 at 3:41 pm

1935 Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates  (all in the same game)


Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 05/25/08 at 3:41 pm


1981 Al Unser becomes 1st Indianapolis 500 winner to be disqualified

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/08 at 9:59 am

May 27th 1923 – French racing drivers André Lagache and René Léonard won the first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans near Le Mans, Sarthe, France.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/08 at 1:02 am

May 29th 1968 - Manchester United wins the European Cup, the first English Club to do so.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/08 at 1:16 am

June 1st 1978 - FIFA World Cup kicks off in Argentina with a match held in Buenos Aires between cup holder West Germany and Poland

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 06/01/08 at 5:42 am


1975 California Angel Nolan Ryans 4th no-hitter beats Balt Orioles, 1-0

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/08 at 6:52 am

Today: June 1st 2008

Jamaican Usain Bolt breaks the 100m world record with a time of 9.72 seconds in New York.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/03/08 at 11:04 pm

June 3, 1989

In a baseball game that runs for 22 innings in Houston, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4. The game lasted 7 hours and 14 minutes. By the time the game was over, Jeff Hamilton, normally a position player for L.A., was pitching for the team (he surrendered the winning run), and Fernando Valenzuela, who was normally a pitcher, was playing first base! The game finished well after 2 A.M. locally.

It was the longest MLB game ever played, in terms of time!

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/08 at 1:07 am

June 6th 1968- Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher throws record 58th consecutive inning shutout, a major league record.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/08 at 1:16 am

June 10th 1829 - First Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/10/08 at 2:39 pm


June 6th 1968- Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher throws record 58th consecutive inning shutout, a major league record.

Yes! And the record would be broken 20 years later by another Dodger pitcher: Orel Hershiser! :D

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/10/08 at 2:44 pm

On the subject of Dodgers baseball...

June 10, 2002: the Dodgers made their first-ever visit to Tampa Bay, to take on the Devil Rays, as they were then known. LAD took two games out of three.
June 10, 2003: the team played in Detroit for the first time ever, against the Tigers, who had a dismal season themselves. LAD won all three games of the series.
June 10, 2005: the Minnesota Twins came to Dodger Stadium for the first time since the 1965 World Series. A pre-game celebration was held (in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Twins-Dodgers World Series, which LAD had won in a deciding game), and the Dodgers would win the game 6-5, on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning by Hee-Seop Choi. One pitch, and the game was over!

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/08 at 1:37 am

June 12th 1991 - Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls win their first NBA Championship

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/08 at 1:41 am

June 12th 1988 - The Republic of Ireland beat England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a Ray Houghton headed goal. This was Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/12/08 at 1:42 pm

June 12, 1997 (also a "Thursday, June 12th," just like today!)... interleague play began in major league baseball for the very first time! The very first interleague game, I believe, was played between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers, at what is now known as The Ballpark At Arlington.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/08 at 4:57 am

June 19th 1978 - Ian Botham takes 8-34 vs. Pakistan, his best Test cricket bowling

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 06/21/08 at 5:44 am

1904  Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/08 at 1:40 am

June 24th 1988 - Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/27/08 at 7:04 pm

June 27, 1980: Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss throws a no-hitter in San Francisco against the Giants. :D Of course, L.A. wins, by a score of 8-0. As a Dodger fan, I gotta love that...even though at the time I wasn't born for another two weeks!

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/28/08 at 2:04 am

June 28th 1997 - Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II - Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece from Holyfield's ear.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Henk on 06/28/08 at 2:49 am


April 28th 1923 – London's Wembley Stadium, then known as Empire Stadium, was opened to the public for the first time and held the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United football clubs.


Who won? ???

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/30/08 at 2:25 pm


June 28th 1997 - Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II - Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece from Holyfield's ear.

oh yes, i remember hearing about that :\'(

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/08 at 2:07 am

July 1st 1987 - American radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/08 at 2:09 am


Who won? ???
Bolton Wanderers beat West Ham United at the score of 2-0.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 07/01/08 at 4:26 am

1990  Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting the White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/08 at 12:35 am

July 2nd 1971 - Australian Evonne Goolagong becomes the first Aborigine to win the Wimbledon singles tennis title.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/08 at 12:37 am

July 2nd 1994 - Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 07/03/08 at 2:43 am

1939  Lou Gehrig makes "luckiest man" speech.  Died two years later of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, now called "Lou Gehrigs Disease"

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/04/08 at 12:07 am

Still July 3rd...

15 years ago, back in 1993, Hall-Of-Fame pitcher Don Drysdale suffered a heart attack at his hotel room in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and passed away at the age of 56 (just 20 days shy of his 57th birthday). :\'( At the time, he had been serving as a broadcast announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were playing the then-Expos in Montreal.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 07/04/08 at 5:20 am


1914 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/05/08 at 3:17 am

July 5th 1975 - Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/08 at 1:18 am

July 9th 1922 - Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking a world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/08 at 2:01 am

July 11th 1914 - Babe Ruth debuts in Major league baseball.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/08 at 2:41 am

July 19th 1908 – Feyenoord Rotterdam, today one of the "big three" professional football teams in the Netherlands, was founded as the club Wilhelmina in a pub.

It is their centenary!

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 07/19/08 at 6:29 am



1973 Willie Mays named to National League all star team for 24th time

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/08 at 12:59 am

July 24th 1983 - George Brett, batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/28/08 at 10:36 pm

July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez of the then-Montreal Expos throws a perfect game against the L.A. Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. ::)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/08 at 12:36 am


I may be a little late for this, but 1958 was the year that two Major League Baseball teams moved west, namely the New York (turned San Francisco) Giants and the Brooklyn (turned Los Angeles) Dodgers. The Dodgers played their home games in the Los Angeles Coliseum and posted a losing record during their first season on the West Coast.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/08 at 12:37 am

July 29th 1948 - Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad - After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/29/08 at 12:09 pm




Philip...all you did was quote my post. You didn't say anything in your reply?

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/08 at 1:43 am

July 30th 1930 – Uruguay defeated Argentina, 4–2, in front of their home crowd at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/08 at 1:53 am

July 30th 1966 - England national football team win 1966 FIFA World Cup beating West Germany 4-2 in the Final

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/08 at 1:42 am

July 31st 1956 - Jim Laker sets an extraordinary record at Old Trafford in the fourth Test of taking nineteen wickets in a first-class match (the previous best was seventeen).

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/08 at 1:11 am

August 1st 1936 - Olympic Games: Summer Olympic Games - The Games of the XI Olympiad open in Berlin.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 08/02/08 at 5:54 am


1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/08 at 4:04 am

August 3rd 1949 - National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/08 at 4:05 am

August 3rd 1936 - Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash by defeating Ralph Metcalfe at Berlin Olympics.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/08 at 12:18 pm

August 5th 1978 - New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/08 at 12:18 pm

August 5th 1969 - Pirate Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/08 at 1:24 am

August 6th 1958 - Australian runner Herb Elliot broke the world record for the mile at the Morton Stadium in Dublin, in a time of 3:54.5.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/08 at 1:51 am

August 8th 1988 - The lights are turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time, making it the last major league stadium to host night games. (The game, against the Philadelphia Phillies, is rained out after three-and-a-half innings.)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/08/08 at 9:43 am

Forgot to mention yesterday (Aug. 7th) that it had been a whole year to the date since SF Giants slugger Barry Bonds had hit his 756th career home run, breaking the record set by Hank Aaron. The game, which was played at San Francisco's AT&T Park, against the Washington Nationals, had been televised on ESPN; I even watched the game myself, even at the exact moment that B-Bo made history.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/08 at 1:38 am

August 9th 1936 - Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: loki 13 on 08/09/08 at 8:46 am

On August 9, 1988, the Edmonton Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky, along with McSorley and Krushelnyski,
to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings' first-round
draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/08 at 1:14 am

August 10th 1995 - Los Angeles Dodgers are forced to forfeit against the St. Louis Cardinals after fans throw souvenir baseballs on to the field en masse.

What was the cause of all that?

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/08 at 12:44 am

August 11th 1929 - Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/11/08 at 11:02 pm


August 10th 1995 - Los Angeles Dodgers are forced to forfeit against the St. Louis Cardinals after fans throw souvenir baseballs on to the field en masse.

What was the cause of all that?

I remember that... but what I don't recall is what led the fans to throw their souvenir balls onto the field. ::)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/08 at 5:24 pm

August 12th 1994 - Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/12/08 at 11:44 pm


August 12th 1994 - Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

I remember that too. It was MLB's longest strike, lasting into the beginning of the 1995 season. I wonder, if there had been no strike, maybe the Montreal Expos (as they were at that time) might've seen the World Series?? We will never know.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/08 at 6:14 pm

August 16th 1920 - Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit in the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. To date, Chapman is the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/08 at 4:26 am

August 16th 2008 - Michael Phelps wins eighth gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, surpassing Mark Spitz for the most gold medals in a single olympics.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/17/08 at 10:13 pm


August 16th 2008 - Michael Phelps wins eighth gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, surpassing Mark Spitz for the most gold medals in a single olympics.


That was 0 years ago, but it will always be remembered in the history of the Olympic Games. :)




On a completely different note:
August 17, 1992 - Kevin Gross of the L.A. Dodgers pitched anything but his name. He pitched a no-hitter for his team (which finished the season with 63 wins and 99 losses; its worst since moving to L.A.) against the San Francisco Giants.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/08 at 4:46 am

August 19th 1975 - The cricket test match between England and Australia is called off after the pitch is vandalised by supporters of George Davis.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/08 at 1:54 am

August 20th 1938 - Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam - a record that still stands.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/08 at 2:45 am

August 22nd 1851 - The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/08 at 6:12 pm

August 24th 1963 - The 200-metre freestyle is swum in less than 2 minutes for the first time by Don Schollander (1:58).

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/08 at 3:02 am

August 25th 1875 – Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England to Calais, France in less than 22 hours.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 6:07 pm

August 29th 1882 - Is the date attributed to the death of English Cricket and the origin of the legend of The Ashes. This is the date according to the mock obituary in The Sporting Times.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/28/08 at 6:11 pm

August 29th 1978 - USTA National Tennis Center opens in Flushing, New York

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/08 at 1:38 am

August 31st 1968 - Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/31/08 at 7:38 pm

^and Japanese-born pro baseball player Hideo Nomo was born.


August 31, 2004: The New York Yankees received their worst pounding ever, a 22-0 shutout loss to the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium!

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/08 at 1:52 am

September 1st 1980 - Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/08 at 1:45 am

September 4th 1972 - Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to do so. Spitz set world records in all seven events in which he swam.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/04/08 at 1:46 am

September 4th 1950 - Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/08 at 1:58 am

A sad day associated with sport.

September 5th 1972 - Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/05/08 at 2:15 am

September 5th 1908 - Dodger Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/08 at 6:05 pm

September 7th 1970 - Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/08 at 12:43 am

September 11th 1998 - Opening ceremony for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysia was the first Asian country to host the games.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/12/08 at 12:40 am

September 12th 1930 - Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI against the Australians.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 09/12/08 at 11:33 pm

I know this is late...but on September 8, 1998, Mark McGwire broke the single-season home run record by hitting his 62nd home run. He would finish the year with 70.

September 13, 1998...Sammy Sosa would hit his 62nd (I think that was the day).

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/19/08 at 1:48 am

September 19th 1988 - Greg Louganis (diver) suffers a head injury while qualifying for the Seoul Olympics; goes on to win two Gold medals.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/08 at 1:16 am

September 20th 1973 – Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets before 30,492 spectators at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas in an internationally televised tennis match dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes".

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/08 at 1:18 am

September 20th 1998 - Baltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. chooses to sit out the Orioles' game against the New York Yankees, ending his record streak for consecutive Major League Baseball games played at 2,632.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/08 at 1:18 am

September 20th 1988 - Boston Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first player to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/08 at 1:18 am

September 23rd 1988 - José Canseco of the Oakland Athletics becomes the first member of the 40-40 club.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/08 at 12:52 am

September 24th 1988 – Canadian Ben Johnson finished the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics in a world record time of 9.79 seconds, ahead of rivals Carl Lewis and Linford Christie, but was later disqualified for doping.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 09/24/08 at 6:17 am


1934 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/08 at 12:28 am

September 26th 1983 - Australia II, the first non-American winner, wins the Americas Cup. 

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/08 at 12:29 am

September 26th 1981 - Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/08 at 12:29 am

September 26th 1908 - Ed Reulbach became the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/01/08 at 1:41 am

October 1st 1975 - Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

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October 1st 2004 - Baseball: Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki gets his 258th hit of the season, breaking George Sisler's 84-year-old single-season record.

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October 2nd 2005 - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/08 at 1:30 am

October 5th 1921 - Baseball: The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.

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1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants) walks 14 men


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1965 Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups

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October 6th 1945 - Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/08 at 6:02 pm

October 8th 1978 - Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.60mph at Blowering Dam, Australia.

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Written By: nally on 10/08/08 at 1:02 am

Kinda late for this one, but... on October 7, 2001, Barry Bonds set the new single-season record for home runs with 73...although mucho controversy would surround him in the coming years.

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1957 Brooklyn Dodgers announce move to Los Angeles

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October 9th 1919 - Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series.

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October 10th 1964 - The 1964 Summer Olympics opening ceremony at Tokyo, Japan, with first time of live Olympic telecast program by geostationary communication satellite.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/08 at 1:39 am

October 14th 1968 - Jim Hines of the USA becomes the first man ever to break the ten second barrier in the 100 metres Olympic final at Mexico City with a time of 9.95 sec. He would be the only man to do so until 1983.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/08 at 6:22 pm

October 15th 1989 - Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

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Written By: danootaandme on 10/15/08 at 5:40 am


1985 Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/08 at 5:49 am

October 15th 1997 – On the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the first supersonic land speed record was set by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green in the jet-propelled car ThrustSSC when it achieved a speed of 1,228 km/h (763 mph).

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Written By: nally on 10/15/08 at 1:55 pm

20 years ago, on October 15, 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers win Game 1 of the World Series on a 2-run, walkoff home run by pinch-hitter Kirk Gibson. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the 9th with one on, Gibson smacked the ball out into the stands to give L.A. the win. Vin Scully's call is one of the most famous.

14 years later, in 2002, Gibson would be named bench coach for the Detroit Tigers, where he'd spent his career prior to joining L.A..

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/08 at 6:10 pm

October 17th 1860 - First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).

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October 18th 1968 - The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends two black athletes for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/08 at 1:41 am

October 24th 1857 – Sheffield F.C., one of the world's oldest documented non-university football clubs, was founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/08 at 6:14 pm

October 26th 1951 - Boxer Joe Louis comes out of retirement to fight Rocky Marciano. However, Marciano would win the fight in eight rounds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/08 at 6:14 pm

October 26th 1863 - The Football Association is formed.

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October 28th 1970 - The land speed record set by Gary Gabelich in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/08 at 7:11 pm

October 30th 1945 - Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/08 at 2:21 pm

October 30th 1974 - The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.

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Written By: nally on 10/30/08 at 4:45 pm

October 30, 2001: The World Series is played on this date for the first time ever, due to the 9/11 attacks. Game Three is played at Yankee Stadium between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees. NYY won this game, cutting Arizona's series lead to 2 games to 1.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/08 at 4:34 pm

7 years ago, the World Series was played in November for the first time.

And just FTR, if last year's World Series had gone into a game 7, it would have become the second World Series to be played in November.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/08 at 2:47 am

November 11th 1965 - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas

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November 13th 1982 – South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim suffered fatal brain injuries during a match with American Ray Mancini near Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, leading to significant rule changes in the sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/08 at 2:17 am

November 19th 1969 – Playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian football player Pelé scored his 1000th goal on a penalty kick.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/08 at 1:17 am

November 20th 1902 – While discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto during a lunch meeting in Paris, sports journalists Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre came up with the idea of holding a cycling race that became known as the Tour de France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/08 at 2:01 am

December 2nd 1977 - The first World Series Cricket "supertest" match played between Australia and West Indies

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/08 at 6:13 pm

December 6th 1956 - A water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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Written By: Morton on 12/05/08 at 6:27 pm

December 5th, 1908
Exactly 100 years ago today, Sunderland thrashed local rivals Newcastle United 9-1 at St. James's Park. Not only is it the club's biggest away margin of victory, I believe it is the greatest margin of victory of any away game, certainly in top flight history. Billy Hogg and George Holley both bagged hat-tricks for the Black Cats, and Arthur Bridgett (2) and Jackie Mordue also got their names on the scoresheet. Both teams were tied 1-1 at half time, but Sunderland completely dominated the second half and scored 8 goals in just 28 minutes. The match was eventually called off by Newcastle who had been reduced down to 9 men

..sigh... the good old days when we were the "bank of england" club :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/08 at 6:28 pm


December 5th, 1908
Exactly 100 years ago today, Sunderland thrashed local rivals Newcastle United 9-1 at St. James's Park. Not only is it the club's biggest away margin of victory, I believe it is the greatest margin of victory of any away game, certainly in top flight history. Billy Hogg and George Holley both bagged hat-tricks for the Black Cats, and Arthur Bridgett (2) and Jackie Mordue also got their names on the scoresheet. Both teams were tied 1-1 at half time, but Sunderland completely dominated the second half and scored 8 goals in just 28 minutes. The match was eventually called off by Newcastle who had been reduced down to 9 men

..sigh... the good old days when we were the "bank of england" club :(
Any chance of Billy Hogg and George Holley playing tomorrow?

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Written By: Morton on 12/05/08 at 6:29 pm


Any chance of Billy Hogg and George Holley playing tomorrow?


Hey, I dare say their corpses would more than likely work harder than a few alive players we have in the squad

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/08 at 6:30 pm


Hey, I dare say their corpses would more than likely work harder than a few alive players we have in the squad
Can I quote you on that?

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Written By: Morton on 12/05/08 at 6:32 pm


Can I quote you on that?


If El Hadji Diouf is in the starting lineup tomorrow, definately  ;D

He just won't run

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/08 at 1:05 am

December 11th 1886 – Dial Square, a football club from Woolwich, London that would eventually become known as Arsenal F.C., played their first match, winning 6–0 against Eastern Wanderers on an open field in the Isle of Dogs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/08 at 12:12 am

December 19th 1983 - The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

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December 26th 1908 – Boxer Jack Johnson became the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney.

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December 28th 1958 - "Greatest Game Ever Played" - Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.

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December 31st 1972 – American baseball player Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash en route to deliver aid to victims of the Nicaragua earthquake.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/09 at 6:03 pm

January 5th 1889 - Preston North End is declared winner of the original football league.

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January 6th 1994 – Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant hired by Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of her rival skater Tonya Harding.

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Written By: nally on 01/15/09 at 12:43 pm

January 15, 1967...I believe the first Super Bowl was played.

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January 20th 1892 – The first official basketball game was played at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA.

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February 22nd 1959 – Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race at the Daytona International Speedway (pictured) in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

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March 2nd 1962 – American basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, then playing for the Philadelphia Warriors, scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks at Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania, still a record in the National Basketball Association today.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/09 at 4:57 am

March 3rd 1875 – The first recorded organized indoor ice hockey game was played at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal by James George Aylwin Creighton and McGill University students.

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March 6, 2006: Former Minnesota Twins slugger Kirby Puckett passed away after suffering a stroke; he was 44 years old. (Had he lived another week, he would've been 45.) :\'(

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1948 - 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)

1987 - Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point

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March 12th 1881 – Andrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland national football team and became the world's first black international football player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/09 at 9:57 am

March 15th 1877 – Cricketers representing England and Australia began the first match in Test cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/09 at 5:06 am

March 18th 1892 – Canadian Governor General Frederick Stanley of Preston pledged to donate what would become the Stanley Cup, today the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/09 at 3:12 am

March 19th 1954 - Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in color.

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March 19th 1954 - Willie Mosconi sets the world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, OH. The record still stands as of today.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/09 at 3:38 am

March 21st 1989 – An article in Sports Illustrated alleged that Pete Rose, the Manager of the Cincinnati Reds, was involved in baseball gambling.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/09 at 3:39 am

March 21st 1970 - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

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Written By: Big Nasty on 03/21/09 at 11:27 am

Oh this was a huge day for the NFL...

1984 - NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

1994 - Watne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/24/09 at 12:44 pm

March 24th 1936 - The longest game in NHL history was played between Detroit and Montreal. Detroit scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime and won the game 1-0.

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March 27th 1871 - The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

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April 6th 1896 – The first modern Olympic Games opened in Athens.

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April 9th 1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.

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April 10th 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.

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April 15th 1947 – Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break the baseball color line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.

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April 15th 1989 – Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of football club Sheffield Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool F.C. fans.

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Written By: nally on 04/15/09 at 6:04 pm


April 15th 1947 – Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break the baseball color line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.


Yes...and the Dodgers are going to honor him tonight by having every member of their team wear number 42, a uniform number that has been retired by every team in Major League Baseball (except for the Yankees). Edit: actually, EVERY team is going to wear the number 42.


And speaking of the Dodgers, on April 15, 1958...Major League Baseball was played in California for the first time ever. The L.A. Dodgers and San Francisco Giants---the first two teams to ever play there---faced off in San Francisco as the Giants won the season opener 8-0. The L.A. Dodgers would never have a winning record that year. (They would reach the .500 mark twice, and after achieving a 2-2 record on April 18, they would have a losing record for the rest of the season.)

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April 17th 1964 – Shea Stadium opens

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April 18th 1923 – Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built," opens.

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April 23rd 1954 – Batting against Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his then-record 755 home runs in Major League Baseball.

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Written By: anabel on 04/24/09 at 8:04 pm

April 24th

1905 - 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 and 28)

1963 - 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2

1965 - NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager

1974 - NFL grants franchise to Tampa Bay Bucaneers

1996 - Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/09 at 1:56 am

April 28th 1923 – London's Wembley Stadium, then known as Empire Stadium, was opened to the public for the first time and held the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United football clubs.

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Written By: danootaandme on 04/28/09 at 5:36 am

1967  Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

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1967  Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title
When was it he throw his Olympic Medal into a river?

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Written By: nally on 04/29/09 at 11:09 pm

April 29, 1990: Greg Maddux, in his first stint with the Chicago Cubs, pitches a complete-game shutout at Dodger Stadium. I remember that game; I was there.
Little did Maddux know that 16 years later he'd become a member of the Dodgers during the final month of the season, as well as 18 years later...and help them into the playoffs both times.

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Written By: Frank on 04/30/09 at 12:26 am


1967  Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

I love what George Carlin said about that:

Muhammad: "I just want to beat people up, I don't want to kill them"
US Army: "Well, if you don't wanna kill them, then we won't let you beat them up"

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/09 at 1:12 am

April 30th 1938 – The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/09 at 4:04 am

May 3rd 1951 – The Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time.

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May 4th 1871 – The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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1925 Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6, (6 home runs on 6 pitches)

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1935 Jessie Owens of the US, sets then long jump record at 26' 8¼"

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May 5th 1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

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May 12th 1890 – The first-ever official County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.

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May 14th 1961 – Stirling Moss wins the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix.

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May 14th 1870 – The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/09 at 2:03 am

May 15th 1941 – Baseball player Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees starts his record-breaking 56-game hitting streak.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/09 at 2:21 am

May 16th 1914 – The first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.

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Written By: nally on 05/18/09 at 12:37 pm


May 18, 2004.... Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches a perfect game against the Atlanta Knaves...I mean Braves... in Atlanta. (I bet the fans were saying, "BOO-OO-oo-oo-oo...!" (to the tune of the tomohawk chant)). ;D


And now today is the 5th anniversary of that perfect game.

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Written By: Frank on 05/21/09 at 2:06 am

May 21st, 1979
Montreal Canadiens win their 4th Stanley cup in a row by beating the Rangers in 5 games.

Prior to the next season starting, Hall of famers Yvan Cournoyer, Ken Dryden and Jacques Lemaire retire from the NHL.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/09 at 8:58 am

May 21st 1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, the international sport governing body of association football, was founded in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/09 at 1:32 am

May 22nd 1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/09 at 1:36 am

May 27th 1923 – French racing drivers André Lagache and René Léonard won the first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans near Le Mans, Sarthe, France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/09 at 1:12 am

June 1st 1925 – Lou Gehrig plays the first game in his streak of 2,130 consecutive games; it was the longest such streak until broken by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 06/02/09 at 4:50 pm

^16 years and one day later, Gehrig would die. :\'(


Actually, TWO historic events occurred in the world of sports on June 2nd:

In 1935, George Herman "Babe" Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.

And, in 1941, Lou Gehrig died.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/09 at 2:34 am

6th June 1968 – Don Drysdale of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws his record 58th consecutive scoreless inning, a major league record until 1988.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/09 at 2:36 am

6th June 1946 – The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

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6th June 1999 – In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/09 at 2:51 am

June 7th 1892 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/09 at 1:24 am

June 12th 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

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Written By: Frank on 06/12/09 at 1:35 am


June 12th 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.


I've been there ( but not in 1939..maybe 1994?)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 1:02 am

June 19th 1939 – Former American baseball player Lou Gehrig was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, now commonly known in the United States as "Lou Gehrig's Disease".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 1:03 am

June 19th 2005 – Only six race cars competed in the United States Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana, after all the Michelin-shod entrants were withdrawn due to safety concerns.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/09 at 1:16 am

June 19th 1846 – The first baseball game under recognizable modern rules is played in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/09 at 2:20 am

June 22nd 1986 – Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the "Hand of God goal" and the "Goal of the Century" against England during the quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.

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Written By: Frank on 06/22/09 at 11:23 am


June 22nd 1986 – Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the "Hand of God goal" and the "Goal of the Century" against England during the quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.


I remember the goals very well.

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Written By: nally on 06/22/09 at 12:10 pm

June 22, 2002: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile passed away in Chicago at age 33; his cause of death was later found to be a coronary artery blockage. :\'( The condition was hereditary, since his father had succumbed to a heart attack ten years earlier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/09 at 1:46 am

June 23rd 1894 – Led by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an international congress at the Sorbonne in Paris founded the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/09 at 1:49 am

June 23rd1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/09 at 6:13 am

July 6th 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/09 at 2:11 am

July 11th 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/09 at 1:29 am

July 14th 1969 – Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.

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Written By: Frank on 07/14/09 at 11:28 pm


July 14th 1969 – Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer game against El Salvador, rioting breaks out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.


Gee, a riot after a soccer match. Who would have thought that?  :D

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Written By: nally on 07/14/09 at 11:29 pm

July 14, 1995: Ramon Martinez of the L.A. Dodgers throws a no-hitter against the Florida Marlins.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/15/09 at 12:08 pm

July 15, 1999: The Seattle Mariners play their very first game in Safeco Field. It is an interleague game against the San Diego Padres, who win, 3-2.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/18/09 at 4:04 pm

July 18, 1999: David Cone of the New York Yankees pitches a perfect game against the Montreal Expos, winning 6-0. It was the first perfect game ever in interleague history; too bad the Evil Empire was at the issuing end of it. ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 4:06 pm


July 18, 1999: David Cone of the New York Yankees pitches a perfect game against the Montreal Expos, winning 6-0. It was the first perfect game ever in interleague history; too bad the Evil Empire was at the issuing end of it. ::)
So, a perfect game in basebal is a win of 6-0?

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/18/09 at 4:08 pm


So, a perfect game in basebal is a win of 6-0?

No. A perfect game is one in which the opposing team is disallowed any baserunners. No hits, no walks, no hit batsmen...nothing to enable the runners to get on base.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game

In a nutshell, 27 batters up, 27 batters down.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/09 at 4:10 pm


No. A perfect game is one in which the opposing team is disallowed any baserunners. No hits, no walks, no hit batsmen...nothing to enable the runners to get on base.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_game

In a nutshell, 27 batters up, 27 batters down.
I think i should revise on the gameplay of baseball.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/18/09 at 4:11 pm


I think i should revise on the gameplay of baseball.

Yes. And the winning team can score as many times as they want.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/09 at 3:31 pm

20th July 1885 – The Football Association legalises professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/09 at 3:15 am

July 23rd 1881 – The International Federation of Gymnastics, the world's oldest international sport federation, was founded in Liège, Belgium.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/27/09 at 2:28 pm

July 27th - I have gone to Dodgers baseball games on this date 3 times.

The first time was in 1990. The Dodgers played a 5-hour, 12-inning game against the Atlanta Braves, before finally winning 5-4.

The second time was in 1991. The Dodgers defeated the Montreal Expos 7-0. (The next day, the Expos would get their revenge by throwing a perfect game, courtesy of Dennis Martinez.)

The third time was in 2005. The Dodgers played the Cincinnati Reds and lost 7-6, in the top of the 9th inning. (We had left the game after the 7th inning, when the score was still tied, but the Reds took advantage of the Dodgers' poor relief pitching, and Ryan Freel stole several bases and scored the go-ahead run to put Cincy up for good.)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 07/28/09 at 1:57 pm


... in 1991. The Dodgers defeated the Montreal Expos 7-0. (The next day, the Expos would get their revenge by throwing a perfect game, courtesy of Dennis Martinez.)


And today is the 18th anniversary of that perfect game!

On this day in 2005, the Cincinnati Reds beat the L.A. Dodgers 6-1 in Dodger Stadium. It was the last time, to date, that the Dodgers lost a home game to the Cincinnati Reds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/09 at 1:37 am

July 29th 1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 2:38 am

July 30th 1930 – Uruguay defeated Argentina, 4–2, in front of their home crowd at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/09 at 3:13 am

July 30th 1966 - England win the World Cup in football, beating Germany 4-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/09 at 1:05 am

August 5th 1901 – Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24ft 11¾ins. The record will stand for 20 years.

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Written By: nally on 08/05/09 at 12:29 pm

August 5, 2002: Long-time Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn passed away at the age of 85 in Los Angeles. :\'(

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Written By: Frank on 08/05/09 at 6:29 pm

August 5, 1969, Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh) is the first person to hit an HR completely  out of Dodger stadium

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Written By: Frank on 08/09/09 at 12:49 am

August 9, 1988. Wayne Gretzky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles.
A trade that shocked the Hockey World. (Kinda like Michael Jordan in his prime traded to Denver..or something like that)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 2:33 am

August 9th 1936 – Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 08/10/09 at 2:30 am


August 9th 1936 – Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad: Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.


Adolf was so happy to be there.  ???

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/11/09 at 2:45 am

August 11th 1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/11/09 at 11:29 am


Today (August 11th) in 1929, Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.


80 years ago, wow!

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Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 12:44 pm


80 years ago, wow!

Twice in his career (2 seperate years), Babe Ruth had more home runs (as a player) than some teams combined. ex: One year he'd have 54 Home runs, and you added up all the home runs of another team, it was less than he had. Amazing. Just amazing.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/09 at 1:12 am

August 12th 1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/17/09 at 11:02 pm

^ :\'(

August 17, 1992 (also a Monday, just like today): Kevin Gross of the L.A. Dodgers pitches anything but his name. He throws a no-hitter against the San Francisco Jints. It was probably the best thing that the Dodgers did during that year, which turned out to be a dismal season for them. :-\\ :(

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/18/09 at 12:42 pm

August 18, 2006: Jered Weaver of the Anaheim/L.A. Angels becomes the first A.L. rookie pitcher since Whitey Ford to win his first 9 decisions. Weaver goes 9-0 as his team defeats the Seattle Mariners.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/21/09 at 6:05 pm

August 21, 1990: The L.A. Dodgers blew an 8-run lead in the 9th inning (they had led 11-3 coming into the inning), but the Phillies came back to win 12-11, mainly due to some poor defense by the Dodgers. >:(

August 21, 2007: Garret Anderson of the L.A. Angels is credited with 10 RBI as his team does a number on the Evil Empire New York Yankees, 18-9. :D

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 08/26/09 at 1:10 am

August 26, 1939 :

The first Major League Baseball game is telecast, a doubleheader between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn, New York.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/26/09 at 4:25 am

August 26th 1999 – Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 08/26/09 at 5:24 pm


August 26th 1999 – Michael Johnson breaks the 400 metres world record with a time of 43.18 seconds.


He was very good. I liked his running style.

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Written By: anabel on 08/28/09 at 12:59 pm

1994 - 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/28/09 at 1:00 pm


1994 - 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods


Are you sure it was 15 years ago when he won that!? :o ??? I didn't think he became well known til April 1997.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: anabel on 08/28/09 at 2:38 pm

Well, I have to be honest, I copied and pasted it from here: 

http://www.todayinsport.com/

;)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/09 at 1:58 pm

August 29th 1895: The English Rugby League was formed

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 08/29/09 at 3:12 pm


Well, I have to be honest, I copied and pasted it from here: 

http://www.todayinsport.com/

;)

Well I guess I missed a key word in your post: Amateur. Sorry 'bout that. Yes, he took part in the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship that year... and he began his pro career 2 years later. After that, he became well known.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 10/23/09 at 1:30 pm

October 23...

1993: The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series for the second straight year, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the 9th inning on a 3-run walk-off homerun by Joe Carter.

1999: The Yankees and Braves began the World Series together for the second time in four years.

2004: The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the World Series, en route to their first championship since World War I.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 10/24/09 at 1:10 am


October 23...

1993: The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series for the second straight year, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in the 9th inning on a 3-run walk-off homerun by Joe Carter.

1999: The Yankees and Braves began the World Series together for the second time in four years.

2004: The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of the World Series, en route to their first championship since World War I.

I as in Toronto in 1993 and remember Carter's HR clearly.
2004. A great year. My sox win. Memories of Bucky dent and Bill Buckner forgotten.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 10/27/09 at 1:25 pm

October 27...

1991: The Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins played a deciding Game Seven of the World Series, carrying a scoreless tie into extra innings before the Twins finally scored a run to win the game, and the Series.

1999: The Yankees swept the Atlanta Braves to win their second straight series.

2001: The Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees began the World Series, later than ever due to the terror attacks from the previous month that had delayed the regular season a week.

2002: The 'Anaheim' Angels won their very first World Series, defeating the San Francisco Giants 4-1 in Game 7.

2004: The Boston Red Sox completed a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, capturing their first crown in 86 years.


2004. A great year. My sox win. Memories of Bucky dent and Bill Buckner forgotten.

..yep. 8) I was cheering for the Sox too.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 10/27/09 at 7:26 pm

I almost forgot...

October 27, 2006: The St. Louis Cardinals won Game 5 of the World Series, over the Detroit Tigers, to win their first World Series since 1982. (It was the first time that a World Series game was played on a Friday since 1990.)

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 10/27/09 at 7:36 pm


I almost forgot...

October 27, 2006: The St. Louis Cardinals won Game 5 of the World Series, over the Detroit Tigers, to win their first World Series since 1982. (It was the first time that a World Series game was played on a Friday since 1990.)

Pujols got a title. Glad for him coz his team lost against Boston in 2004.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 10/27/09 at 11:15 pm

A couple more...

October 27, 2007: The World Series was played in the state of Colorado for the first time, as the Red Sox beat the Rockies in Game Three of that year's WS, to take a three-games-to-none lead.

October 27, 2008: The Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays were playing Game Five of the World Series in Philadelphia, when the rain started to come down and soak up the field real good in the 6th inning (I think); the game was suspended and continued two days later. (The Phils would win the game and wrap up the World Series on that day, Oct 29th.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/09 at 3:38 am

November 1st 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was struck in the face by a puck shot by Andy Bathgate of the New York Rangers. He was taken to the dressing room to recieve stitches and refused to go back in the game unless he wore his mask. Habs' coach Hector "Toe" Blake had no substitute goalie and he reluctantly permitted Plante to go back in the game with his legendary mask for the first time in an NHL game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/09 at 3:47 pm

November 6th 1869 – In the first official intercollegiate American football game, Rutgers College defeated the College of New Jersey, 6–4, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/09 at 4:18 am

November 7th 1991 – Professional basketball player Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the game because of his infection with the HIV virus.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/09 at 1:24 am

November 9th 1861 – The first documented Canadian football match was played at University College, University of Toronto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/09 at 1:03 am

November 19th 1969 – Playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian football player Pelé scored his 1000th goal on a penalty kick.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/20/09 at 1:25 pm

November 20th 1902 – While discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto during a lunch meeting in Paris, sports journalists Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre came up with the idea of holding a cycling race that later became known as the Tour de France.

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Written By: danootaandme on 11/22/09 at 6:12 am


1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/09 at 7:24 am


1990 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
In sport?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/09 at 7:24 am

November 22nd 1887 – The first college lacrosse game was played between New York University and Manhattan College.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: danootaandme on 11/22/09 at 1:36 pm


In sport?


Oops....well politics can be a sport

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/09 at 1:44 am

November 26th 1917 – Unable to resolve disputes with Eddie Livingstone, owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, the other ice hockey clubs of Canada's National Hockey Association officially agreed to leave that sports league and to form a new one: the National Hockey League.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/28/09 at 5:23 am

November 28th 1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/09 at 1:59 am

November 29th 1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/09 at 12:52 am

December 2nd 1977 – The first World Series Cricket "supertest" match played between Australia and West Indies

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/09 at 12:56 am

December 4th 1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 12/04/09 at 1:03 am


December 4th 1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.

And there will be a game in Montreal on Dec 4th to commemorate this event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/09 at 2:05 am

December 6th 1956 – A water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/09 at 1:55 am

December 11th 1886 – Dial Square, a football club from Woolwich, London that would eventually become known as Arsenal F.C., played their first match, winning 6–0 against Eastern Wanderers on an open field in the Isle of Dogs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/09 at 1:02 am

December 15th 1891 – James Naismith introduces the first version of basketball, with thirteen rules, a peach basket nailed to either end of his school's gymnasium, and two teams of nine players.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/09 at 1:47 am

December 18th 1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game was moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/09 at 12:08 am

December 19th 1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/09 at 8:29 am

December 26th 1860 – The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/26/09 at 8:31 am

December 26th 1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/09 at 12:12 am

December 28th 1944 – Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 4:20 am

January 1st 1990 - Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 4:21 am

January 1st 1990 - Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/10 at 4:27 am

January 1st 1970 - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/04/10 at 1:36 pm

January 4th1980 - President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/10 at 12:36 am

January 5th 1889 – Preston North End is declared winner of the original football league.

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Written By: Frank on 01/05/10 at 12:49 am


January 4th1980 - President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics


I remember that. I was just about 17 years old and as a teen I was a pretty good swimmer (but never thought of myself an Olympic worthy)  and I had an Olympic coach look at me once and I was invited to join their practice once because he said I had potential.
I wonder if some of those who were there on that day (I didn't really met anyone I remember) missed their chance at the Olympics that year  :\'(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/10 at 3:07 pm

January 5th 1971 - Harlem Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/10 at 3:00 pm

January 6th 1980 - Philadelphia Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/10 at 2:39 pm

January 8th 1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/10 at 2:41 pm

January 8th 1980 - Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/08/10 at 11:16 pm

January 8th 1985 - Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/10 at 3:49 pm

January 12th 1960 - Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wicket vs England

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/10 at 12:27 am

January 15th 1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

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Written By: Frank on 01/15/10 at 12:58 am


January 8th 1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame


Best 3rd baseman ever.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/10 at 3:52 am

January 16th 1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/10 at 11:55 pm

January 20th 1892 – At the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first official basketball game is played.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/10 at 12:23 pm

January 20th 1985 - Super Bowl XIX San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford; Super Bowl MVP Joe Montana, San Francisco, Quarterback

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/10 at 1:03 am

January 21st 1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/10 at 2:46 pm

January 23rd 1985 – O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/10 at 12:58 am

January 25th 1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opened at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France, attracting more than 200 athletes from 16 nations.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 01/25/10 at 1:06 am


January 23rd 1985 – O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame.

He was a great College and Pro football player. First running back to rush for 2000 yards in 1 season.

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Written By: nally on 01/28/10 at 11:43 am

On January 28, 1960, the National Football League awarded franchises to Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/10 at 12:50 am

January 29th 1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/10 at 7:43 am

January 30th 1982 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/10 at 12:17 am

February 2nd 1876 – The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/02/10 at 12:58 am

February 2nd 1967 – The American Basketball Association is formed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/10 at 1:17 pm

February 3rd 1876 - Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods company, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: nally on 02/03/10 at 3:03 pm

February 3rd, 2002: The Super Bowl was played in February for the first time ever. (XXXVI, that is.)
February 3rd, 2008: In Super Bowl XLII, the New York Giants defeated the heavily-favored New England Patriots in one of the biggest SB upsets. The Patriots were attempting an unbeaten 2007-08 season (they'd been undefeated in all games of the regular season, and cruised through the postseason...until the last qtr of the Super Bowl).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/10 at 1:29 am

February 8th 1966 – The National Hockey League awarded Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a second NHL franchise, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/10 at 12:56 am

February 9th 1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/10 at 12:53 am

February 12th 1879 – The first artificial ice rink in North America opens at Gilmore's Park in New York City.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/10 at 12:52 am

February 16th 2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 02/16/10 at 1:13 am


February 16th 2005 – The National Hockey League cancels the entire 2004-2005 regular season and playoffs, becoming the first major sports league in North America to do so over a labor dispute.

That bring back lots of bad memories.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/17/10 at 12:53 am

February 17th 1968 – In Springfield, Massachusetts, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/10 at 12:48 am

February 20th 1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/10 at 12:51 am

February 20th 1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/10 at 1:17 am

February 20th (or was it yesterday?) Amy Williams wins Britain's first solo Winter Olympics gold medal for 30 years with victory in the women's skeleton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/10 at 12:30 am

February 22nd 1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/10 at 12:31 am

February 22nd 1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.

Subject: Re: Today in the History of Sport

Written By: Frank on 02/22/10 at 11:34 am


February 22nd 1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3, in what is considered to be one of the greatest upsets in sports history.

That is for sure. That would be like England beating USA in basketball in the 2012 Olympics in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/10 at 10:34 pm

February 26th 1887 – At the Sydney Cricket Ground, George Lohmann becomes the first bowler to take eight wickets in a Test innings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/10 at 1:00 am

February 27th 1992  Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years

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February 28th 1940 – Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

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March 6th 1964 – Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

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March 16th 1872 – The Wanderers F.C. wins the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

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March 27th 1871 – The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

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March 27th 1871 – The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.


England v. Scotland..? How's that international? ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/05/10 at 1:25 am

April 5th 1904 – The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.

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April 5, 1993: The Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins each played their first games as MLB teams. The Rockies lost their first game, at Shea Stadium, to the Mets, 3-0, while the Marlins beat the Dodgers at what was then known as Joe Robbie Stadium.

(That date was also a Monday, April 5th, just like today.)

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May 23, 2002: Shawn Green hits 4 home runs in a game for the L.A. Dodgers against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee. Dodgers won that game, 16-3.

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75 years ago today --- May 24, 1935 --- the first nighttime game was played in MLB history. It involved the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The Reds won by a score of 2-1.

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June 19th 1846 – The first officially recorded baseball  game using modern rules was played in Hoboken, New Jersey, US, with the New York Nine defeating the New York Knickerbockers, 23–1.

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June 20, 2009: In one of the few pitching matchups involving brothers, Jeff Weaver of the Dodgers took the mound against Jered Weaver of the Angels in Anaheim Stadium. Jeff won the game.

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June 22nd 1986 – Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the "Hand of God goal" and the "Goal of the Century" against England during the quarter-final match of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.

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June 27, 1980: Jerry Reuss of the L.A. Dodgers pitched a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants, 8-0...in San Francisco at Candlestink Park.

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July 4th 1903 – Dorothy Levitt was reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.

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July 4th 1910 – African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States

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July 4th 1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, tells a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considers himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth" as he announces his retirement from major league baseball.

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July 5th 1947 – Larry Doby signs a contract with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, becoming the first black player in the American League. (Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League 11 weeks earlier.)

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July 5th 1975 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles title.

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July 5th 2009 – Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam title in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.

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July 6th 1933 – The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park. The American League defeats the National League 4–2.

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July 6th 1957 – Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon championships, becoming the first black athlete to do so.

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July 6th 1986 – Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France.

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Written By: nally on 07/09/10 at 12:21 am

July 8, 1980: The MLB All-Star Game was played at Dodger Stadium; the only time to date that the game has been played there, but not the only time in L.A., as the 1959 game had been held at the Coliseum. The National League won this game 4-2 over the American League. Incidentally, the winning pitcher of that game was Jerry Reuss, who at the time was a member of the Dodgers.

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Written By: nally on 07/10/10 at 12:28 am

July 9, 1996, was the last time the NL won an All-Star Game. Six years later (to the date), the game would end in an infamous tie after 11 innings, with both leagues exhausting their pitchers. ::)

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July 10th 1914 - Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth from the Baltimore Orioles

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July 11th 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.

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July 11th 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.

People forget he was a pitcher when he started and he was arguably the best left-handed pitcher in baseball from 1914 to 1920.

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Written By: nally on 07/14/10 at 12:16 am


People forget he was a pitcher when he started and he was arguably the best left-handed pitcher in baseball from 1914 to 1920.

That's right, he began his career as a pitcher and then switched to a position player. That doesn't happen too often.

I think Rick Ankiel went through that in recent years. He started his career as a pitcher, but didn't do so well, but converted to a position player and did much better. (Something like that)

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July 16th 1941 – Joe DiMaggio hit safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that is an enduring MLB record.

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July 17th 1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.

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July 18th 1976 – Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics  at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Written By: nally on 07/18/10 at 11:41 am

July 18, 1999 - David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game against the Montreal Expos; this was the only perfect game in interleague history (thus far). At the time, Joe Torre, who turned 59, was managing the Yankees, so it was a birthday present for him. (Also, that date was also a Sunday July 18th, just like today.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/10 at 1:46 pm

July 20th 1885 – The Football Association legalises professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.

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July 20th 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.

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Written By: nally on 07/20/10 at 2:15 pm


July 20th 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.


That record, of most career home runs, would stand for 31 years.

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Written By: Frank on 07/20/10 at 2:17 pm


July 20th 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.


I was watching the game on TV (April 1974) the day he passed babe Ruth for the all-time record

That record, of most career home runs, would stand for 31 years.

UNtil Barry Bonds pased Hank, but because of Barry's use of steroids, I still go with Hank's record.

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Written By: nally on 07/20/10 at 2:20 pm


I was watching the game on TV (April 1974) the day he passed babe Ruth for the all-time record

And he hit that homer off a Dodgers pitcher.



Until Barry Bonds pased Hank, but because of Barry's use of steroids, I still go with Hank's record.

Yeah, most people probably would.

A-Roids might have a shot at the record, too (maybe by 2014-ish)...but Hank's record will probably continue to be the most honored.

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Written By: Frank on 07/20/10 at 9:16 pm


And he hit that homer off a Dodgers pitcher.

Yeah, most people probably would.

A-Roids might have a shot at the record, too (maybe by 2014-ish)...but Hank's record will probably continue to be the most honored.

Al Downing was that Dodgers pitcher.
Aroids is getting very close to 600 I think.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/10 at 12:04 pm

July 21st 1959 – Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

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Aroids is getting very close to 600 I think.

Yep, he's only one away now. Yesterday he hit number 599.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/10 at 12:34 am

July 24th 2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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July 26th 1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

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Yep, he's only one away now. Yesterday he hit number 599.

Still a chance to pass Mays ( for sure), Ruth, Aaron and Bonds

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Written By: nally on 07/27/10 at 11:02 am

July 27, 1990: The Dodgers hosted the Braves for a game that went 12 innings, lasting 5 hours altogether before L.A. finally won it.

July 27, 1991: The Dodgers blanked the Expos 7-0; the next day, the Expos would get revenge with a perfect game.

July 27, 2005: The Dodgers lost 7-6 to the Cincinnati Reds, who had come from behind to win, taking advantage of bad Dodger pitching (especially in the bullpen) and a speedy Ryan Freel stealing bases for the Reds.

I went to all three of these games; that's how I remember all of them.

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July 27th 1928 – Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.

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July 31st 1936 – The International Olympic Committee announces that the 1940 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo. However, the games are given back to the IOC after the Second Sino-Japanese War breaks out, and are eventually cancelled altogether because of World War II.

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July 31st 1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.

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July 31st 1981 – 42-day strike of Major League Baseball ends in the United States.

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...however, play would not resume for another ten days. The All-Star Game, which had originally been scheduled for play in July, had to be made up in early August.

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July 31, 2008: Dodgers received Manny Ramirez in a three-way trade that sent Andy Laroche to the Pirates, and a couple of Pirates players to the Redsox.

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August 6th 1926 – Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

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August 6th 1984 - Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

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August 12, 1994: The MLB players' strike begins, lasting 8 months and wiping out the postseason, forcing the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years.

Chances are that if there had been no strike, the Expos probably would have reached the World Series. One thing's for sure: the wildcard spot would have been used for the first time, since this was the first year that the three divisions in each league (West, Central, and East) were used.

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August 14th 1948 – Don Bradman, widely regarded as the best cricket batsman in history, makes a duck in his final Test innings.

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August 22nd 1851 – The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.

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September 4th 1972 – Mark Spitz becomes the first competitor to win seven medals at a single Olympic Games.

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September 5th 1906 – The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin).

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September 5th 1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

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September 5th 1972 – Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.

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September 6th 1888 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).

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September 6th 1995 – Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

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September 6th 1995 – Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

And I have a feeling his record will last longer.

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Written By: nally on 09/07/10 at 2:35 pm


September 6th 1995 – Cal Ripken Jr of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

And I have a feeling his record will last longer.

Yep, I don't think anybody's going to catch him anytime in the near future. I'm sure other sports records will stand for generations to come.

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Sept 8, 1998: Mark McGwire hit his 62nd home run of the season, breaking a record that had stood for 37 years (most home runs by a player in a single season). He would finish the season with 70.

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September 9, 1965: Sandy Koufax pitched the only perfect game in Los Angeles Dodgers history, defeating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 at Dodger Stadium. (It was also a 'Thursday, September 9th', just like today!)

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September 10th 1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany.

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September 12th 1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional football.

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September 12th 1930 – Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI against the Australians.

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September 12th 1964 -First football game at Shea Stadium, Jets defeat Denver 30-6

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September 12th 1987 – The Toronto Blue Jays set a record for the most home runs in a single game, hitting 10 of them.

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September 12th 1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

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September 15th 2004 – National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

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^ I remember that so well; it eventually wiped out the whole 2004-05 NHL season. :-\\

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September 17, 1996: The most recent no-hitter in Dodgers history was pitched, courtesy of Hideo Nomo, who disallowed the Colorado Rockies any hits in Coors Field; L.A. won 9-0.

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September 18th 1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

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September 20th 1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

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September 20th 1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

And the American networks showed bits or all of some CFL games (Canadian football league..very similar rules, slight differences)

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September 20th1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

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September 26th 1908 – Ed Reulbach becomes the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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September 26th 1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

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September 26th 1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

...against my L.A. Dodgers.

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September 27, 1998: Mark McGwire finishes the MLB regular season with 70 home runs, a new record. Sammy Sosa finishes not far behind him with 66. The record of 70 single-season home runs would stand for three years.

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September 27th 1930 – Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.

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Written By: nally on 09/29/10 at 1:34 pm

I know I'm one day late in posting this...but on September 28, 1960, Ted Williams hit a home run in his final career at-bat.

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October 1st 1903 – Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.

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October 1st 1975 – Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

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October 2nd 2005 – NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico

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October 2nd 2009 – Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/10 at 2:07 am

October 3rd 1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

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October 3rd 1974 - Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager (Cleve Indians)

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October 3rd 1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.


A heartbreaking event in Dodgers history. The famous call, "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" is one for the record books.

Also on that day, MLB Hall-of-famer Dave Winfield (who would play a 22-year career, 1973 to 1995) was born.

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October 5th 1895 – The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.

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October 5th 1921 – Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.

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October 5, 2001: Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run of the regular season, breaking a major league record set by Mark McGwire three years earlier.

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October 5, 2001: Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run of the regular season, breaking a major league record set by Mark McGwire three years earlier.

The roids HR record by Bonds
The non roids record, stil held by Maris at 61 in 1961.

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The roids HR record by Bonds
The non roids record, stil held by Maris at 61 in 1961.

And I think it'll truly stand for a while yet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/10 at 12:46 pm

October 6th 1945 – Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series. 

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October 6th 1945 – Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.   


And the Cubs have not made a World Series appearance since then! :(

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October 9th 1919 – Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

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October 9th 1964 – The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.

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October 10th 1865 - John Hyatts patents billard ball

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October 10th 1908 - Baseball Writers Association, formed

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October 10, 2009: Dodgers won their half of the National League Division Series by sweeping the Cardinals, winning Game Three at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

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October 10th 1899 – The Western League is renamed the American League.

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October 11, 2006: New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, 34, was killed in a plane accident. :\'( This came just a few days after his team was defeated in the first round of the postseason by the Detroit Tigers.

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October 14th 1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

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October 14th 1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant

Historic event in baseball postseason history, as it would be the first time that the World Series would be carried into Canada. The Blue Jays would eventually win the series in 6 games, defeating the NL champion Atlanta Braves; they would return to the series the following year to retain their championship, winning that series in 6 games over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Written By: nally on 10/15/10 at 12:19 am

October 15, 1988: In Game One of the World Series between the heavily-favored Oakland Athletics and the "underdog" Los Angeles Dodgers, the Dodgers entered the bottom of the 9th inning, trailing 4-3. With two out and a runner on, Kirk Gibson hobbled up to the plate as a pinch hitter, despite not being expected by anyone to take part in the game. He smacked a 3-2 pitch, a towering fly ball issued by A's pitcher Dennis Eckersley, into the stands for a two-run, walkoff home run, giving the Dodgers the victory in the World Series opener.

Full details of the historic event can be found in this link.

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October 15th 1989 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

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October 15th 1980 - George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

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October 15th 1980 - George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

His team, the Kansas City Royals, would lose the Series to the Philadelphia Phillies, but would return to the World Series five years later to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

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October 16th 1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat

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October 16th 1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak

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October 16th 1987 - Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

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October 16th 1990 - Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat



October 16th 1990 - Reds beat A's 7-0, ending Oakland's 10-game post-season winning streak


One of the few times that the World Series had started on a Tuesday, especially in recent years. This was due to the regular season ending on October 3rd, a Wednesday. The reason for that, was a work stoppage that had begun in February, canceling the spring training games traditionally played in March. As a result, the regular season had to open on Monday April 9th instead of the 2nd.

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October 17th 1860 – The Open Championship, the oldest of the four major championships in men's golf, was first played at Prestwick Golf Club in Prestwick, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

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October 17th 1968 – Black American athletes make a silent protest against racism at the Olympics

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October 17th 1885 - Baseball sets all players salaries at $1,000-$2,000 for 1885 season

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October 17, 1989: Game Three of the "Bay Area" World Series between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants was put on hold due to a strong earthquake which hit the area.

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October 18th 1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

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October 18, 1997: Florida Marlins play their first ever World Series game. They defeat the Cleveland Indians in that game, 7-4.

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October 18, 2010: Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers goes 7-0 in 8 postseason starts as he pitches 8 innings against the New York Yankees in Game Three of the ALCS, defeating them 8-0.

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October 19th 1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.

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October 19th 1933 - Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

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October 19th 1981 - LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant

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October 20, 1988: Dodgers wrap up the World Series in Game Five, defeating the Oakland A's 4 games to 1, to clinch their second title of the 1980's, and their most recent one to date.

October 20, 1990: Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in the World Series for their first championship in 14 years.

October 20, 1998: The World Series shifts to San Diego for the first time in 14 years, but the Yankees would win to take a 3-games-to-none series lead. :(

October 20, 2002: The L.A. Angels win a World Series game for the first time, defeating the Giants to even up the series at 1 game apiece.

October 20, 2004: The Boston Red Sox win Game Seven of the ALCS over the New York Yankees, fully overcoming a 3-games-to-none deficit and advancing to the World Series (which they would eventually go on to win for the first time in 86 years).

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October 20th 1982 – During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

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October 20th 1982 - Billy Martin fired as manager of the Oakland A's

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October 21st 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

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October 21st 1975 – Game 6 of the World Series is played between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. The game would be won on a home run off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park hit by Carlton Fisk in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending perhaps the greatest baseball game played in World Series history.

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Written By: nally on 10/21/10 at 12:26 pm


October 21st 1975 – Game 6 of the World Series is played between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. The game would be won on a home run off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park hit by Carlton Fisk in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending perhaps the greatest baseball game played in World Series history.

Fisk had been waiting for the ball to go fair, actually waving with his arms toward fair territory, so that it would be a home run.

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October 21st 1990 - Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

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October 21st 1990 - Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

A different Jose, namely Rijo, had been named MVP of the series for the Cincinnati Reds. Ironically, he had been a member of the Oakland A's just three years earlier!

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Written By: Frank on 10/21/10 at 3:09 pm


October 21st 1975 – Game 6 of the World Series is played between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. The game would be won on a home run off the left field foul pole at Fenway Park hit by Carlton Fisk in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending perhaps the greatest baseball game played in World Series history.

One of the greatest gamnes ever. That was game 6. Game 7 was won by the Reds.

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One of the greatest gamnes ever. That was game 6. Game 7 was won by the Reds.

That's right; had it not been for Fisk's homer, the Sox would not have stayed alive for one more game.

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That's right; had it not been for Fisk's homer, the Sox would not have stayed alive for one more game.

Yes, and the Reds won game 7 in Boston. First of 2 consecutive WS champioships. A year later they swept the Yankees.

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Written By: nally on 10/21/10 at 11:11 pm


Yes, and the Reds won game 7 in Boston. First of 2 consecutive WS championships. A year later they swept the Yankees.

Also, that was the last time that a National League team won back-to-back World Series championships (1975-76).

The last runs of back-to-back WS championships were achieved by the Blue Jays (1992-93) and Evil Empire (1998-2000), both of which are American League teams.

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Also, that was the last time that a National League team won back-to-back World Series championships (1975-76).

The last runs of back-to-back WS championships were achieved by the Blue Jays (1992-93) and Evil Empire (1998-2000), both of which are American League teams.

The Evl Empire's 3 WS in a row and the Oakland A's ( 1972 to 1974) are the only 3 peats in the last 45 years at least.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/10 at 12:22 pm

October 22nd 1878 – The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.

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October 22, 2005: Chicago White Sox (making their first World Series appearance since losing to the Dodgers 46 years earlier) start the World Series by defeating the Houston Astros (making their first ever World Series appearance) in Game One, 5-3.

October 22, 2006: Detroit Tigers even up the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at one game apiece.

October 22, 2008: Tampa Bay Rays make their first ever World Series appearance, in their home ballpark of Tropicana Field, but lose Game One to the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2.

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October 23rd 1910 - Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series

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October 23rd 1989 - Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass

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October 23, 1993: Toronto Blue Jays win their second straight World Series, this time over the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Carter wins it with a 3-run walkoff homer.

October 23, 1999: The World Series begins in Atlanta, with the Braves and Evil Empire meeting for the second time in four years. Yankes would win the game (and go on to sweep the Series), but I did not watch any part of it because these are the two teams I despise the most.

October 23, 2004: World Series opens in Boston, with the Red Sox winning the opening game over the St Louis Cardinals, en route to their first World Series title since 1918.

These events all happened on a "Saturday, October 23rd" (which is also today). What will happen in 2010? We'll find out tonight with the Phillies taking on the Giants for Game Six of the NLCS.

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October 23, 1993: Toronto Blue Jays win their second straight World Series, this time over the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Carter wins it with a 3-run walkoff homer.

October 23, 1999: The World Series begins in Atlanta, with the Braves and Evil Empire meeting for the second time in four years. Yankes would win the game (and go on to sweep the Series), but I did not watch any part of it because these are the two teams I despise the most.

October 23, 2004: World Series opens in Boston, with the Red Sox winning the opening game over the St Louis Cardinals, en route to their first World Series title since 1918.

These events all happened on a "Saturday, October 23rd" (which is also today). What will happen in 2010? We'll find out tonight with the Phillies taking on the Giants for Game Six of the NLCS.

Lost of baseball stuff going on towards the last 2 weeks of October.

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October 24th 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.

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October 24th 1892 – Goodison Park, the world's first association football specific stadium is opened.

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October 24th 1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament

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October 24th 1996 - Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)

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October 24th 1940 - Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball

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October 24th 1939 - Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

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October 25th 1990 - Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

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October 25th 1980 - Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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October 25th 1970 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open

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October 25th 1972 Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr

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October 25th 1964 Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in the wrong direction for a safety

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October 24th 1996 - Last game at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Yankes win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)

Said stadium would then be dismantled, with a new stadium in its place, Turner Field, where the Atlanta Braves would play their games beginning in 1997. Too bad the Tomohawk Chant didn't go away too...

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October 25, 1986: In Game Six of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, Bill Buckner of BOS made a costly fielding error on what should've been an easy ground ball, leading to a victory for the Mets, and a necessary Game Seven the next day, which the Mets would win.

October 25, 2003: The Florida Marlins captured their second World Series championship with a 6-0 win over the Yankees in Game Six. Josh Beckett, who pitched a CG and tagged out Jorge Posada for the final out of the game, was named series MVP.

October 25, 2005: The World Series is played in the state of Texas for the first time ever. The Houston Astros lost Game Three to the White Sox.

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October 26th 1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

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October 26th 1863 - Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game

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October 26, 1996: The New York Yankees win their first World Series in 18 years, defeating the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 2. (I didn't watch any part of it, however, since those are the two teams I dislike the most.)

October 26, 1997: The Florida Marlins become the first wildcard team to win a World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in a deciding game 7. In addition, this was the first championship for the Marlins, in only their fifth year of existence.

October 26, 2000: The NYY win a "Subway Series" World Series against the New York Mets, 4 games to 1, capturing their third straight title, and fourth in five years.

October 26, 2002: The San Francisco Giants were five outs away from their first World Series title as the San Francisco Giants, but the L.A. Angels of Anaheim mounted an eighth-inning comeback and won Game Six, 6-5, to force a decider the next day.

October 26, 2005: The Chicago White Sox won their first World Series in 88 years, sweeping the Houston Astros 4 games to none.

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October 27th 2004 - The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

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October 27th 1980 - Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph

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October 27th 2004 - The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

Also a Wednesday October 27th, just like today.

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October 27, 2002: The Angels won their first ever World Series (in their only WS appearance to date), defeating the San Francisco Giants in a decisive Game Seven.

October 27, 2006: St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series in 5 games over the Detroit Tigers. This was one of the now rare occasions for a World Series game to be played on a Friday; a rained out game two days earlier made that necessary.

October 27, 2008: In Game Five of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies, rain started to come down heavily, thus suspending the game while the score was still tied. It would resume two days later, with Philly winning it all.

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October 27th 2004 - The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years.

I remember that day, with fondness.

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October 28, 1995: Atlanta Braves win the World Series in 6 games over the Cleveland Indians, for the team's only WS championship in their 14-year run of division titles.

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October 29th 1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

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October 29th 1989 - Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions

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October 29th 1910 - Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game

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October 30th 1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.

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October 30th 1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.

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October 30th 1980 – El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.

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October 31st 1983 - Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

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October 31st 1995 - NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ

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October 31, 2001: In the first-ever World Series game to be played on Halloween, the Yankees even up the series with the Arizona Dbacks at 2 games apiece, and due to the location of the game (New York), the clock strikes midnight before the conclusion of the game...and Derek Jeter, who hits a walkoff home run to win the game, earns the title of "Mr. November."

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November 1st 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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November 1st 1946 – The New York Knicks played against the Toronto Huskies at the Maple Leaf Gardens, in the first Basketball Association of America game. The Knicks would win 68-66.

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November 1st 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.

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November 1st 1960 - Balitmore Oriole shortstop Ron Hansen voted AL Rookie of Year

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November 1, 2001: Yankees win Game Five of the World Series to go up 3 games to 2.

November 1, 2009: The World Series is played in November for the second time ever. Yankees win that game (#4) and take a 3-games-to-1 lead in the series over the Phillies.

November 1, 2010: Game Five of the current World Series will be played. I hope Texas wins! (If not, the Gints will capture their first crown since 1954, and their first ever as the San Francisco Giants.)

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November 3, 2001: Facing elimination in returning to Arizona, the Diamondbacks give the Yankees and Andy Pettitte (then in his first stint with NYY) a bad time, jumping all over him in the 3rd inning to score 8 runs and take a 12-0 lead. Dbacks won that game, 15-2, to even the series at 3 games apiece and force a decider the next day.
That's gotta be one of the worst poundings the Evil Empire ever took in a postseason game. :D

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November 4, 2001: Game Seven of the World Series is played, between the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. Yankees, in an attempt to win their fourth straight title, take a 2-1 lead on a home run by Alfonso Soriano, and hand the ball to Mariano Rivera in the 9th to close it out, but....








Dbacks have other plans. A base hit, a bunt leading to a throwing error by Rivera (in attempt to get the lead runner out), another bunt (forcing out the lead runner at third base), a double (to score the tying run from second base, thereby blowing the save opp), and a hit batsman, sets the stage for Luis Gonzalez....


...who hits a bloop single out of the infield to score the winning run!!!! :D :D :D


That's gotta be one of my favourite World Series endings that didn't involve the Dodgers or Angels.

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November 5th 1995 - George Foreman beats Michael Moorer to win WBA/IBF boxing title

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November 6th 1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

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November 6th 1996 - LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year

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November 7th 1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.

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November 7th 1959 - 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)

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November 8th 1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

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November 8th 1950 - Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year

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November 8th 1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

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November 8th 1990 - Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers

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November 8th 1992 - Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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November 9th 1861 – The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto.

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November 9th 1985 – Garry Kasparov, 22, of the Soviet Union becomes the youngest World Chess Champion by beating Anatoly Karpov, also of the Soviet Union.

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November 9th 1861 – The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto.

University college in Toronto was my home Campus! (but not in 1861...)

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University college in Toronto was my home Campus! (but not in 1861...)
Not even your Great-Granddad?

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November 9th 1980 - Tatsuko Ohsako wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Not even your Great-Granddad?

My parents came from Europe after WWII, so no.

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November 11th 1980 - Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

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November 11th 1990 - Calif's Chuck Finley & Seattle's Randy Johnson combine to pitch a no-hitter in exhibition game between US & Japanese all-star teams

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November 13th 1954 – Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.

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November 13th 1982 – Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.

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November 13th 1909 - Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game

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November 14th 1920 - American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards

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November 17th 1974 - Bonnie Bryant wins Bill Branch LPGA Golf Classic

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November 17th 1983 - Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

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November 17, 1968: A football game's telecast (between Oakland and NY Jets) was suddenly interrupted by the starting of "Heidi"; viewers missed a chance to see the Raiders score two touchdowns during the final minute of play and win the game 43-32. NBC Network, which carried the game, later apologized for the inconvenience. Full info can be found on the Wikopedia link.

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November 18, 1985.
NFL: Joe Theismann gets hit by Lawrence Taylor. Extreme leg break. Joe's career is over. I watched it live on Monday night football on that night.
Look at youtube for the gruesome leg break.

The injury was voted the NFL's "Most Shocking Moment in History" by viewers in an ESPN poll.

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November 19th 1969 – Playing for Santos against Vasco da Gama at Estádio do Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian football player Pelé scored his 1000th goal on a penalty kick.

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November 19th 1932 - Joe Kershalla scores 71 points in a college football game

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November 19th 1960 - Mickey Vernon is hired as first manager of new Washington team

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November 19th 1989 - US beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950

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November 20th 1902 – While discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto during a lunch meeting in Paris, sports journalists Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre came up with the idea of holding a cycling race that later became known as the Tour de France.

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November 20th 1977 - Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL-record 275 yards

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November 20th 1955 - Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ

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November 20th 1955 - Polly Umrigar scores India's first Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ

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November 21st 1980 Gene Michaels replaces Dick Howser as Yankee's 25th manager

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November 21st 1992 - Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)

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November 21st 1992 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)

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November 21st 1992 - Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

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November 22nd 1969 – In American football, the University of Michigan upset Ohio State University, 24-12, in Bo Schembechler's first season as Michigan's head coach. The win set off the 10 Year War between Schembechler and Ohio State's Woody Hayes.

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November 22nd 1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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November 22nd 2003 – England win the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

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November 23rd 1930 - NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage

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November 23rd 1943 - Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team

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November 23rd 1960 - Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year

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November 23rd 1966 - Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year

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November 23rd 1971 - Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement

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November 23rd 1988 - Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal

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November 23rd 1988 - Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract

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November 24th 1906 – The Canton Bulldogs-Massillon Tigers Betting Scandal, the first major scandal in professional American football.

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November 24th 1960 - Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

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November 24th 1971 - Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year

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November 24th 1991 - Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

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November 24th 1996 - Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup

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November 26th 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

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November 26th 1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

...all of which were in Canada. I guess it would be a longer time before the U.S. got any franchises?

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1960 - Minneapolis-St Paul baseball club takes the name Twins

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1961 - Pro Baseball Rules Committee votes 8-1 against legalizing the spitball

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1972 - Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown

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1975 - Fred Lynn becomes the 1st rookie to win MVP

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1982 - Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

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1995 - 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)

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1995 - Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

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1996 - Baseball owners approve interleague play, 26-4

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1990 - Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend

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1932 - Don Bradman completes 10000 runs in first-class cricket, 126 innings

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2004 - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris

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1997 - Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher

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1991 - Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

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1979 - 1st day-night one-day cricket international, Australia v WI at SCG

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1976 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship

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1870 - NY Times dubs baseball "The National Game"

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1895 – The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago's Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.

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1929 – Ernie Nevers of the then Chicago Cardinals scores all of the Cardinals' points in this game as the Cardinals defeat the Chicago Bears 40-6.

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1972 - Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels

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1981 - Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football's winningest coach

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1979 - LA Dodger Rick Sutcliffe wins NL Rookie of Year

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1975 - Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane

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1969 - Ted Sizemore becomes 7th Dodger to win NL Rookie of Year

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1890 – At West Point, New York, the United States Naval Academy defeats the United States Military Academy 24-0 in the first Army–Navy football game.

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1899 – FC Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football, was founded by Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.

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1913 – Fédération Internationale d'Escrime, the international organizing body of competitive fencing is founded in Paris, France.

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1934 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Detroit Lions 19-16 in the first nationally broadcast game.

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1971 - First pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

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1976 - NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract

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1872 – The first-ever international football match took place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.

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1956 - Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

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1940 - 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 1): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 8-2

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1997 - 86th Davis Cup: Sweden sweeps US in Gothenburg (5-0)

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1946 - Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)

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1968 - Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open

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1970 - NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

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1971 - Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

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1973 - Jack Nicklaus becomes the first golfer to earn $2M in a year

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1976 - Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks"

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1996 - Lance Klusener takes 8-64 in debut Test Cricket to trounce India

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1977 – The first World Series Cricket "supertest" match played between Australia and West Indies

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1993 - Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start

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1991 - Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets

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1990 - 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)

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1984 - Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG

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1984 - 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win

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1974 - Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs

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1907 - English Professional Football Player's Association forms

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1948 - Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial

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1950 - Cleve Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)

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1950 - Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

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1968 - Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters

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1982 - Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez

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1990 - NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants

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1995 - 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)

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1995 - Beth Daniels/Davis Love III wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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1995 - Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket v S Africa, a record

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1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world, was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.

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1909 – 1st Grey Cup game was played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.

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1995 - Michael Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test

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1997 - NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach

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1994 - 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)

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1974 – The Birmingham Americans won the only World Bowl in World Football League history.

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1990 - Toronto Blue Jays trade Fred McGriff & Tony Fernandez to San Diego Padres for Roberto Alomar & Joe Carter

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1984 - Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher

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1980 - Bank of Canada's Canadian Currency Museum opens

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1970 - Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame

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1970 - Los Angeles Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing

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1908 - first football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)

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1949 - Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for heavyweight boxing title

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1976 - Buffalo Bill OJ Simpson rushes 203 yards

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1995 - first meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81

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1982 - Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

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1810 - Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)

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1831 - "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)

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1918 - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League

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1919 - NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers

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1922 - Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards

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1968 - Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1978 - 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)

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1991 - Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

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1995 - Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)

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2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

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1995 - Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million

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1994 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches

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1985 Edmonton Oilers (36) & Chicago Black Hawks (26) score NHL record 62 points

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1985 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (17) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

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1909 - Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000

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1950 - Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract

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1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement

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1997 - Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract

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1995 - NBA referees return to work after striking

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1992 - New York Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals

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1981 - Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)

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1899 - George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee

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1993 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds Barbara Feltus (27)

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1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game was moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

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1996 Start of 1st Test Cricket match between Zimbabwe & England

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1990 National League announces Buffalo, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Tampa-St Petersburg, & Washington DC as 6 finalist for 1993 expansion (Miami & Denver win)

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1869 - Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club plays its first game

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1930 - Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, in 289 mins, with 37 fours

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1932 - Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game

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1935 - Bradman scores 117 in his first Shield cricket match for South Australia

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1956 - Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer

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1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

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1948 - Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cardinals 7-0 in NFL championship game

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1985 - Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

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1985 - Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

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1860 – The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.

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1908 – Boxer Jack Johnson (pictured) became the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Canadian Tommy Burns in Sydney.

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1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

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1995 - Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL vs Australia, MCG)

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1995 - Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player, 18 years 340 ds

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1993 Floyd, Nicklaus & Rodriguez win Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tourn

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1897 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2

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1905 - M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria

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1919 - Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season

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1944 – Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.

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1958 – "Greatest Game Ever Played" – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.

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1968 - 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)

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1891 – Physical education teacher James Naismith introduced a game in Springfield, Massachusetts, US, with thirteen rules and nine players on each team that he called "Basket Ball".

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2010 - England retain the Ashes for the first time in 24 years - and with a match to spare - after easing to a comprehensive win in the fourth Test.

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1862 - Bowling ball invented

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1906 - Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)

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1957 - Detroit Lions beat Cleve Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

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1958 - Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game

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1963 - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)

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1978 - Test Cricket debut of Allan Robert Border, v England at the MCG

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1994 - Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG

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1981 – In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.

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1954 - First use of 24-second shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)

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1956 - New York Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game

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1957 - New York Giants win NFL championship

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1902 – The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena.

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1971 – The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic football match

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1961 -  First AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat Los Angeles Chargers 24-16

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1965 -  New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath

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1966 - Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game

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1911 - Brooklyn Dodgers president Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000

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1971 – The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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1996 - For first time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1897 - Michael Eagan wins 1st US national amateur handball championship

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1902 - First National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)

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1993 - Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

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1972 – The Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association lost to the Milwaukee Bucks, ending a 33-game winning streak, the longest of any team in American professional sports.

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1971 - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, suffers a heart attack, misses the 1971 season, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves

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1921 – Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.

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January 14, 1968: Super Bowl II was played in Miami, Florida's Orange Bowl, between the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. The game drew over 75,000 people, the first $3 million gate. Super Bowl Two was no different than Super Bowl One for Bart Starr and Green Bay. Starr was named MVP and the Packers won easily for the second straight year, 33-14.
(Also, American rap artist LL Cool J was born.)

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1933 – The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.

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1932 - Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race

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1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

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1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

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1972 - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

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1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg

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1981 Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth

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1886 – Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.

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1958 – African Canadian Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins played his first game in the National Hockey League, breaking the color barrier in professional ice hockey.

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1983 – The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.

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1992 – Ric Flair wins the WWF Royal Rumble in 59:26, capturing his first WWF Heavyweight Championship.

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1968 – The Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win the Game of the Century.

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1996 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo

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1990 - John McEnroe becomes the first ever expelled from the Australian Open for throwing a tantrum & swearing at an official

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1927 – First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.

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1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)

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January 27, 1991: Super Bowl XXV was played in Tampa Stadium in Tampa Florida, between the AFC champion Buffalo Bills and the NFC champion New York Giants. The New York Giants won the game by one point, 20-19, with Ottis Anderson being named MVP.

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January 28:

1990 - Super Bowl XXIV in New Orleans: San Francisco 49ers 55, Denver Broncos 10.
1996 - Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, AZ: Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17.
2001 - Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, FL: Baltimore Ravens 34, NY Giants 7.

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1934 – The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.

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1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.

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1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

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1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

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2006 – India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match.

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2004 – Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.

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February 1, 2004 – Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.

A game infamously remembered for that incident. :(

The AFC champion New England Patriots would win that game, 32-29, over the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.

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A game infamously remembered for that incident. :(

The AFC champion New England Patriots would win that game, 32-29, over the NFC champion Carolina Panthers.
That was a great game. I think there were 3 points scored in the first half of the game and the rest of the points were scored in the second half of the game. Nobody could stop Panthers WR Steve Smith during the 2004 playoffs and Super Bowl.

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February 3, 2002: The Super Bowl was played in the month of February for the first time ever. (This was mainly due to the terror attacks of September of '01 delaying the playing of professional sports for a week.) It was Super Bowl XXXVI, held at New Orleans' Superdome, and the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams by a score of 20-17.


February 3, 2008: In Super Bowl XLII, the heavily-favored New England Patriots, who were undefeated during the regular season, lost their lead in the last quarter of play; and the New York Giants won the game, 17-14. The game was played at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona.

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1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

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1998 - Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minn Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record

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February 5, 2006: Super Bowl XL was played, in Detroit Michigan's Ford Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won a record-tying fifth Super Bowl with a 21-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

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1879 – The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.

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1981 – Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.

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1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

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1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.

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1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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2010 – The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics were held.

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1984 - Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Olympics receiving all perfect scores for quality & the gold medal

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1954 – Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game

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1906 – Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.

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2001 – Seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.

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1967 - Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"

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1965 - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting

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1978 - First Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI

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1991 - Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out New Jersey Devils 4-0

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1961 - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater

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1942 - New York Yankees announce 5,000 uniformed soldiers will be admitted free at each of their upcoming home games

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1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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1997 - San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9 million 2 year contract

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1989 - Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of the deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players

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1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

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1927 - Golfers in South Carolina arrested for violating Sabbath

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1980 – At the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the United States ice hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in an unlikely victory that became known as the Miracle on Ice.

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1958 – Cuban rebels kidnap 5-time world driving champion Juan Manuel Fangio.

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1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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1964 – Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) beats Sonny Liston in the Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston world heavyweight boxing title fight. This is Clay's 20th pro boxing fight and first heavyweight title.

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1960 - US Olympics Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

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1874 - Baseball first played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds

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1875 – The first indoor game of ice hockey was played at the Victoria Skating Rink in Montreal, Canada, by James Creighton and McGill University students.

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1964 – Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

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1983 – The first United States Football League game is played.

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1936 – Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race.

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1946 – Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured

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1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.

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1961 - Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title

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1977 - Dennis Lillee takes 6-26, England all out 95 in Centenary Test

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1980 – In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.

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1877 – The first Test cricket match begins between England and Australia.

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1912 - Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins

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1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

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1893 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.

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1985 - Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

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1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

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1954 – Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.

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1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.

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1942 - Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago

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1972 - Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 points

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1985 – Libby Riddles becomes the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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1946 – The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League signed Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the league since 1933.

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1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.

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1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

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1906 – First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris

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1923 – The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.

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1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.

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1910 - First race at Los Angeles Motordrome (first US auto speedway)

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1982 - Wayne Gretzky becomes first NHL to score 200 points in a season

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1839 – The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.

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1871 – The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

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1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

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1990 - Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

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1994 - England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain against the West Indies

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1906 – The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for amateur sports in the United States.

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1985 – The first WrestleMania, the biggest wrestling event from the WWE (then the WWF), takes place in Madison Square Garden in New York.

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1909 - Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years

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1978 - Red Rum wins 3rd consecutive Grand National & retires

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1933 – English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.

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1931 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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1974 - Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)

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1988 - Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45

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1896 – In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated, 1,500 years after the original games are banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.

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1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

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1893 – The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

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1974 – at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.

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1975 – Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.

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1987 – Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.

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1992 – Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

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1987 – Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.

This was the first week of the regular season; the team lost its first 5 games, I think. :-\\

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This was the first week of the regular season; the team lost its first 5 games, I think. :-\\
Not a good start for the new season, just like the performance of Middlesex in cricket over here.

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Not a good start for the new season, just like the performance of Middlesex in cricket over here.

We even went to Dodger Stadium on Friday of that week (April 10) to see the game against the San Francisco Giants; they lost 5-4 in 11 innings. The next day, they finally won a game.

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We even went to Dodger Stadium on Friday of that week (April 10) to see the game against the San Francisco Giants; they lost 5-4 in 11 innings. The next day, they finally won a game.
A win in watching sport always the journey home sweeter.

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A win in watching sport always the journey home sweeter.

True.

The only other time we went to the stadium that year was on May the 8th, and the Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. :-\\ So we didn't get to see them win until we went to the stadium the following year, 1988, which was a much better season for the team.

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True.

The only other time we went to the stadium that year was on May the 8th, and the Dodgers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. :-\\ So we didn't get to see them win until we went to the stadium the following year, 1988, which was a much better season for the team.
...and you wish to watch more matches live?

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...and you wish to watch more matches live?

Lately I have been watching them on television, in high-definition. The picture is great.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/11 at 1:55 pm


Lately I have been watching them on television, in high-definition. The picture is great.
Same here, and I am looking forward to the cricket on television

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 2:36 am

1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 3:37 pm

1989 - Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/11 at 3:45 pm

1989 - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/11 at 2:22 am

1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.

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Written By: nally on 04/15/11 at 11:41 am

April 15, 1947: Jackie Robinson broke the "color barrier" in baseball, making his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/11 at 12:59 pm

1958 – Walter O'Malley's Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.

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Written By: nally on 04/15/11 at 1:00 pm


1958 – Walter O'Malley's Los Angeles Dodgers host the first Major League Baseball game played on the West Coast of the United States.

They would play it against the Giants, another team that moved to California from NY.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 5:02 am

1941 – Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 6:54 am

1980 - Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 6:55 am

1983 - Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/11 at 6:55 am

1986 - West Indies complete 5-0 demolition of England

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/11 at 12:17 pm

1923 – Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/11 at 12:23 pm

1981 – The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game was suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 12:11 pm

1908 – Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 12:11 pm

1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 12:12 pm

1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/11 at 1:38 pm

1941 - Dodgers start to wear liners in their caps

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/11 at 12:43 pm

1982 – Baseball: Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/11 at 12:26 am

1906 – The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/11 at 12:09 pm

1930 – The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/11 at 12:28 pm

1901 - First soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/11 at 12:29 pm

1923 - Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/11 at 12:54 am

1938 – The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/11 at 5:08 am

1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Jimmy Young in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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Written By: nally on 04/30/11 at 2:09 pm


1923 – Yankee Stadium, "The House that Ruth Built", opens.

Later that year, the Yankees would win their first World Series.

86 years later, the team would open a brand-new Yankee Stadium and win another World Series title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/11 at 2:10 pm


Later that year, the Yankees would win their first World Series.

86 years later, the team would open a brand-new Yankee Stadium and win another World Series title.
Isn't it an expensive way to win the World Series?

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Written By: nally on 04/30/11 at 2:11 pm


Isn't it an expensive way to win the World Series?

Some might say.

But the Yanks have more World Series titles than any other team in MLB. Also, their players get paid big bucks.

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Written By: nally on 04/30/11 at 2:14 pm

Anyway...

April 30, 1992: The Los Angeles Dodgers were scheduled to play host to the Philadelphia Phillies, but the game had to be postponed due to the L.A. riots. The riots also postponed the Dodgers' three weekend games against the Montreal Expos.

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Written By: nally on 05/01/11 at 8:59 pm

May 1, 1991: Two achievements occurred in Major League Baseball:

Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers threw the 7th and final no-hitter of his career, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's stole his 939th career base, breaking the record set by Lou Brock.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/11 at 1:55 am

1906 – Closing ceremony of the Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/11 at 1:57 am

1920 – The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/11 at 2:53 am

1871 – The National Association, the first professional baseball league, opens its first season in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/11 at 3:13 am

1949 – The entire Torino football (soccer) team (except for one player who did not take the trip due to an injury) is killed in a plane crash at the Superga hill at the edge of Turin, Italy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/04/11 at 12:23 pm

2002 - Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/11 at 1:47 am

1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/11 at 1:58 am

1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/11 at 2:05 am

1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/11 at 1:04 am

1898 – The first games of the Italian football league system are played.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/11 at 1:13 am

1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/11 at 5:20 am

1993 - Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/11 at 12:57 am

1870 – The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/11 at 12:59 am

1929 – Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that plateau.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/11 at 1:42 am

1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 1:17 am

1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 1:27 am

2003 – Swedish golfer Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in 58 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/11 at 5:08 am

1911 - Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

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Written By: nally on 05/23/11 at 3:32 pm


1920 – The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.

That same day, the longest MLB game in terms of innings was played: a 26-inning 1-1 tie between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Braves, at the now-defunct Braves Field.

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Written By: nally on 05/23/11 at 3:33 pm

May 23, 2002: Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers smacked 4 home runs in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Miller Park. Dodgers won that game, 16-3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/11 at 12:21 pm

1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.

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Written By: nally on 05/28/11 at 5:19 pm

May 28, 2001: Paul LoDuca went 6-for-6 in a game for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/11 at 12:39 am

1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/11 at 12:42 am

2001 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/11 at 3:12 am

1990 - Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/11 at 1:36 am

1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

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Written By: nally on 06/02/11 at 11:03 pm

June 2, 2010: Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga had a perfect game going; the last out was missed by umpire Jim Joyce, who ruled the baserunner safe, despite replays showing that the runner was clearly out. Joyce later said despondently, "I just cost that kid a perfect game." Galarraga had to settle for a shutout.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/11 at 12:55 pm

1888 – The poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/11 at 12:57 pm

1932 – Lou Gehrig and teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and hit for the natural cycle, respectively. These two feats are both less common than a perfect game, which has occurred twenty one times in one hundred and twenty years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/11 at 1:47 am

1974 – During Ten Cent Beer Night, inebriated Cleveland Indians fans start a riot, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/11 at 1:15 pm

1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/11 at 1:19 pm

1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/11 at 12:33 am

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/11 at 2:15 am

1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/11 at 2:36 pm

2010 – John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.

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Written By: nally on 06/24/11 at 5:23 pm

Also last year, the Dodgers avoided a season series sweep of the Angels by salvaging the final game of that year's Freeway Series, winning 10-6, in Anaheim.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:10 pm

1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/11 at 2:13 pm

1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 12:21 am

1877 – The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/11 at 2:42 am

1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

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Written By: nally on 07/09/11 at 12:52 pm

July 9, 2002: The All-Star Game infamously ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings of play, since both leagues ran out of pitchers. :-\\

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/11 at 4:08 am

1991 – The South African cricket team is readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid.

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Written By: nally on 07/10/11 at 2:29 pm

I know that the American League won the All-Star Game on this date in 2007 (5-4 at AT&T Park in San Francisco), 2001 (4-1 at Safeco Field in Seattle), and 1990 (2-0 at Wrigley Field in Chicago). In 1984 it was played at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, the Giants' then-home stadium, and the National League won it by a score of 3-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 10:46 am

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major league baseball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/11 at 10:48 am

1930 – Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.

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Written By: nally on 07/11/11 at 11:39 am

2006: All-Star Game in Pittsburgh's PNC Park (home of the Pirates); A.L. 3, N.L. 2

2000: All-Star Game in Atlanta's Turner Field (home of the Braves); A.L. 6, N.L. 3

1995: All-Star Game in the Ballpark In Arlington (home of the Texas Rangers); N.L. 3, A.L. 2

1989: All-Star Game in Anaheim Stadium (home of the California Angels, as they were then known); A.L. 5, N.L. 3

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/11 at 3:47 pm

1932 – Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire

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Written By: nally on 07/12/11 at 7:17 pm

July 12, 1994: The National League won the All-Star Game to break a losing streak. The game was played at Three Rivers' Stadium, the then-home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the N.L. won it walk-off style, 8-7, in 10 innings, on a double by Moises Alou of the Montreal Expos.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/11 at 6:28 am

1934 - Babe Ruth hits HR #700 against Detroit

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/11 at 2:07 am

1941 – Joe DiMaggio hits safely for the 56th consecutive game, a streak that still stands as a MLB record.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 12:25 am

1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/11 at 12:34 am

1951 - Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/11 at 12:17 pm

1976 – Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/11 at 2:05 pm

1908 – Dutch football club Feyenoord was founded

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 11:49 am

1885 – The Football Association legalizes professionalism in football under pressure from the British Football Association.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/11 at 12:00 pm

1976 – Hank Aaron hits his 755th home run, the final home run of his career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 5:06 am

1881 – The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/11 at 5:08 am

1927 – Wilfred Rhodes of England and Yorkshire became the only person to play in 1,000 first-class cricket matches.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/11 at 2:01 am

2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/11 at 2:18 pm

1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/11 at 12:45 pm

1928 – Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.

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Written By: nally on 07/27/11 at 1:17 pm

July 27, 1991: The Dodgers defeated the Montreal Expos 7-0 at Dodger Stadium. (I even went to that game.) The next day, the Expos would get revenge on the Dodgers, throwing a perfect game, courtesy of Dennis Martinez.

A year earlier, the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in 12 innings, in a game that took 5 hours to play. I remember going to that game, too.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/11 at 1:35 am

2001 – At the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Australian Ian Thorpe became the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.

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Written By: nally on 07/28/11 at 11:16 am

July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez's perfect game against the L.A. Dodgers

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/11 at 12:18 pm

1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/11 at 1:07 am

1930 – Uruguay defeated Argentina, 4–2, in front of their home crowd at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo to win the first Football World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/11 at 5:00 am

1956 – Jim Laker becomes the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returns figures of 10/53 in the Australian 2nd innings. This combined with his 9/37 in the first innings gave him match figures of 19/90 in the 4th Test at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/11 at 5:00 am

1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.

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Written By: nally on 07/31/11 at 8:13 pm

July 31, 2008: The Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez in a trade that involved three teams; Manny put on quite a show for L.A. down the stretch... but in the following year, things would take a turn for the worse. :-\\

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/11 at 1:25 am

1936 – African American athlete Jesse Owens won the first of his four gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Berlin, dashing Nazi leaders' hopes of Aryan domination.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/11 at 12:23 pm

1852 – Harvard wins the first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/11 at 12:24 pm

1921 – Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/11 at 12:27 pm

1949 – The National Basketball Association is founded in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/11 at 12:27 pm

1901 – Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24 ft 11.75 in (7.6137 m) The record will stand for 20 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/11 at 5:01 am

1926 – Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/11 at 1:31 am

2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

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Written By: nally on 08/08/11 at 2:06 pm


2007 – Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

I remember that very well. He would go on to hit 762, and not play again after the 2007 season after being indicted over drug use.

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Written By: King Tut on 08/08/11 at 6:26 pm

http://www.throughthefencebaseball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/barry-bonds.jpg

Look at the huge difference in head size. I totally believe Barry. I'm sure glad he never took any steroids.
:D :D :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/11 at 10:50 am

1936 – Summer Olympic Games: Games of the XI Olympiad – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the games becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

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Written By: nally on 08/09/11 at 11:59 am

I forgot... yesterday marked 3 years since the 2008 Summer Olympic Games opened in Beijing, China!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/10/11 at 12:54 pm

1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/11 at 12:00 pm

1964 – South Africa is banned from the Olympic Games due to the country's racist policies.

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Written By: nally on 08/12/11 at 1:51 pm

August 12, 1994: Major League Baseball went on strike; this would eventually wipe out the postseason---which meant no World Series for the first time in 90 years; chances are that the Montreal Expos could have made it since they had the best record when the season was stopped---and would finally come to an end in April 1995 (but not without shortening the 1995 season to 144 games).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/11 at 1:20 am

1959 – Founding and first official meeting of the American Football League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/11 at 1:23 am

2010 – The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/11 at 12:10 pm

1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit on the head by a fastball thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees, and dies early the next day. Chapman was the second player to die from injuries sustained in a Major League Baseball game, the first being Doc Powers in 1909.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/17/11 at 1:25 am

2008 – With the victory in the 4×100 m medley relay at the Beijing Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps set the records for the most gold medals won by an individual in a single Olympics (8) as well as total career gold medals (14) in modern Olympic history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/11 at 1:26 am

1948 – Australia completed a 4–0 Ashes series win, earning them the nickname of "The Invincibles" for being the first Test cricket match side to play an entire tour of England without losing a match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/11 at 1:20 pm

TENNIS:

Andy Murray reaches Western & Southern Open quarter-finals beating Alex Bogomolov Jr 6-2 7-5

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 2:46 pm

1909 – First automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 2:47 pm

1934 – The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/11 at 5:12 pm

1984 - Lee Trevino wins the PGA

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 1:53 am

1920 – The National Football League, (NFL), is founded in the United States.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/11 at 2:01 am

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/11 at 11:25 am

1971 - Laura Baugh, at the age of 16, won the United States Women's Amateur Golf tournament. She was the youngest winner in the history of the tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:19 am

1851 – The yacht America won the first America's Cup race near the Isle of Wight, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:18 pm

1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/11 at 1:23 pm

2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

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1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

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2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

I remember that game. I was quite shocked to see that score flashing on the ESPN bottomline! :o

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August 23, 1989: A game between the L.A. Dodgers and Montreal Expos remained scoreless until the 22nd inning, when Rick Dempsey, a veteran catcher playing for the Dodgers, hit a solo homer to give his team a 1-0 victory.

On that same day, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds, agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball after being accused of gambling on baseball. :(

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August 23, 1982: Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners was ejected from a game for throwing an illegal spitball.

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1938 – English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.

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1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.

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One year ago today (August 25, 2010): Two MLB games that appeared to be runaways were won after one team overcame the deficit given them. First of all, the San Francisco Giants overcame a 10-1 deficit given them by the Cincinnati Reds, but lost in extra innings 12-11, at AT&T Park. Secondly, the Atlanta Braves took an early 10-1 lead at Coors Field over the Colorado Rockies, but the Rockies triumphed over them, 12-10.

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August 27th 1988 - Dodger Tommy Lasorda wins 1,000th game as manager tops Phila, 4-2

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2004 - British athlete Kelly Holmes secures a place in Olympic history by winning the 1500m gold in Athens.

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1994 - England's Damon Hill was given a controversial first place at the Belgium Grand Prix after the winner Michael Schumacher was disqualified when a mandatory wooden board under his car was found to be of illegal size.

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1981 - For the third time in 10 days, a world record in the mile run was set. Sebastian Coe, who broke Steve Ovett's record on August 19th and lost it to Ovett on August 26th , broke it again - by a full second - in Brussels, Belgium. Coe's new record time was 3:47.33.

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1992 – German race car driver Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One race at the Belgian Grand Prix.

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1881 - 1st US Mens Tennis: Richard D Sears beats William E Glyn (60 63 62)

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1890 - Oliver S Campbell wins US Tennis Open

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1891 - 11th US Mens Tennis: Oliver S Campbell beats C Hobart (26 75 79 61 62)

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1895 - 1st pro football game played, Latrobe beats Jeanette 12-0 (Penn)

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1903 - Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup

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1904 - St Louis Olympics closes

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1906 - Phila Giants win Negro Championship Cup in Phila before 10,000 fans

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1906 - Yanks win 2nd game on a forfeit over A's; 2nd forfeit win

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1911 - 31st US Mens Tennis: Wm A Larned beats Maurice E McLoughlin (64 64 62)

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1917 - Utrecht soccer team Holland forms

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1918 - 38th US Mens Tennis: R L Murray beats William T Tilden (63 61 75)

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1921 - 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)

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1928 - Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

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1944 - 58th US Womens Tennis: P Betz beats Margaret Osborne duPont (63 86)

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1944 - Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US Tennis title

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1945 - 65th US Mens Tennis: Sgt Frank A Parker beats Wm Talbert (14-12 61 62)

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1947 - Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0

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1950 - "Nino" Farina becomes the first Formula One Drivers' champion after winning the 1950 Italian Grand Prix.

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1957 - Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)

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1968 - Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run

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1970 - After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out

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1975 - Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak

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1981 - Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Mariners-7, Red Sox-7

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1984 - Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th

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1985 - England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval

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1989 - Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory

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1990 - 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0

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1914 – World War I: First Battle of the Marne begins. Northeast of Paris, the French attack and defeat German forces who are advancing on the capital.

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1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

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1888 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).

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1972 – Munich Massacre: 9 Israel athletes taken hostage at the Munich Olympic Games by the Palestinian "Black September" terrorist group died (as did a German policeman) at the hands of the kidnappers during a failed rescue attempt. 2 other Israeli athletes are slain in the initial attack the previous day.

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1980 Chantal Langlace sets women's record for fastest 100K run (7h27m22s)

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1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8

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1893 – British expatriates in Italy founded the Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, today one of Italy's oldest association football clubs.

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1895 – The first game of what would become known as rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

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1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

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1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

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1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.

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1888 – In England the first six Football League matches are played.

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1984 - 98th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Chris E L Mills (4-6 6-4 6-4)

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On September 8, 1998 at 8:18 p.m. CDT, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hit a pitch by the Chicago Cubs' Steve Trachsel over the left field wall for his 62nd home run of the season, breaking the record for most home runs in a single season. (He would go on to hit 70.)

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1960 – At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.

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1961 – Italian Grand Prix, a crash causes the death of German Formula One driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators who are hit by his Ferrari.

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1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany.

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1989 - Boris Becker beats Yvan Lendl for the US Open championship

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1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record scoreline in professional football.

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1930 – Wilfred Rhodes ends his 1110-game first-class career by taking 5 for 95 for H.D.G. Leveson Gower's XI against the Australians.

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1984 – Dwight Gooden sets the baseball record for strikeouts in a season by a rookie with 246, previously set by Herb Score in 1954. Gooden's 276 strikeouts that season, pitched in 218 innings, set the current record.

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2004 – National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces lockout of the players union and cessation of operations by the NHL head office.

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1985 - Tony Jacklin's team of golfers beats the United States in the Ryder Cup for the first time in 28 years after dominating the final day of the competition.

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2000 - Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

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1978 - Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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1975 - Mike Vail extends hitting streak ton rookie-record 23 straight game

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1961 - 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus

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1920 – The American Professional Football Association (later renamed National Football League) is organized in Canton, Ohio, United States.

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1939 – Taisto Mäki becomes the first man to run the 10,000 metres in under 30 minutes, in a time of 29:52.6

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1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.

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September 18, 2006: The Dodgers entered the bottom of the 9th inning of their game, trailing 9-5 to the Padres, but four players hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back solo home runs to tie the game up and send it into extra innings. The Padres got a run in the 10th to retake the lead, 10-9, but Nomar Garciaparra hit a 2-run homer to win the game 11-10.

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1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

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1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

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1927 – Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.

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1845 – The Knickerbockers Baseball Club, the first baseball team to play under the modern rules, is founded in New York.

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1983 – Gerrie Coetzee of South Africa becomes the first African boxing world heavyweight champion.

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1986 – Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros sets the major-league record by striking out the first eight batters of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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1977 – About 4,200 people took part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.

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2011 - Patrick Makau Musyoki runs an (unofficial) marathon world record holder with a time of 02:03:38 in the 2011 Berlin Marathon

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1983 – The racing yacht Australia II, captained by John Bertrand, won the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year defense of the trophy.

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1908 – Ed Reulbach becomes the first and only pitcher to throw two shutouts in one day against the Brooklyn Dodgers

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1981 – Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter.

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1930 – Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Amateur Championship to complete the Grand Slam of golf. The old structure of the grand slam was the U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Amateur, and British Amateur.

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1951 – The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.

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1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

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1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.

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1903 – Baseball: The Boston Americans play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series.

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1975 – Thrilla in Manila: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines.

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October 1, 1961: Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking a record set by Babe Ruth 34 years earlier.

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2009 – During the 121st Session of the International Olympic Committee, Rio de Janeiro was elected to be the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

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October 2, 2004: The Dodgers entered the 9th inning of their game against the Giants down 3-0, but tied up the game...and loaded up the bases for Steve Finley, who hit a walkoff grand slam to win the game 7-3, thereby eliminating the Giants from playoff contention.

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1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series.

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1951 – The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history, occurs when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a game winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

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1895 – The first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.

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1895 – The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.

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1921 – Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.

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1921 – Baseball: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.

and the first World Series to involve the Yankees (who eventually lost it to the New York Giants).

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October 5, 2001: Barry Bonds hit his 71st home run of the season, breaking a record set by Mark McGwire 3 years earlier. He would go on to hit two more during the weekend.

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1945 – Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat).

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October 6, 2010: Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies threw the second no-hitter in postseason history (and the first of which that wasn't a perfect game) in Game One of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Only one baserunner was allowed, by means of a walk.

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1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.

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1916 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland University 222-0 in the most lopsided college football game in American history.

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October 7, 2001: Barry Bonds finished the MLB season with 73 home runs, a record for a single season that still stands today.

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1921 – KDKA in Pittsburgh's Forbes Field conducts the first live broadcast of a football game.

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1956 – New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in a World Series; one of only 20 perfect games in MLB history.

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1919 – Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

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1964 – The opening ceremony at The 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, is broadcast live in the first Olympic telecast relayed by geostationary communication satellite.

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1967 – The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.

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1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.

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1968 – Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.

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2003 – Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins. This has become known as the Steve Bartman incident.

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1989 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

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1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date.


95 years later to the day, they were only a few outs away from advancing to the World Series...but a fan's interference spawned a downward turning point.

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October 15, 1988: In Game One of the World Series between the Oakland A's and the L.A. Dodgers, Oakland led 4-3 going to the bottom of the 9th, with the Dodgers down to their final three outs, and Kirk Gibson (who was not expected to play at all that day) came up to hit a two-run walkoff home run to give his team a 5-4 win and a 1-0 series lead. It would be Gibson's only appearance in the World Series. (And that was also a Saturday, October 15th, just like today.)

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1860 – First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).

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October 17, 1989: A massive earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area, where the World Series was being held (since the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants were facing off in the World Series that year). Game Three was about to begin in San Fran, but the earthquake postponed the game for about ten days.

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October 18th 1968 – At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, American Bob Beamon set a world record of 8.90 m in the long jump, a mark that stood for 23 years.

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On this date (October 19) in 1981 (known as "Blue Monday" to Dodger fans), Rick Monday's ninth-inning solo home run powered the Dodgers to a 2-1 win in the decisive Game 5 of the NLCS as Los Angeles clinched the NL pennant. Remembering the win, Tommy Lasorda said: "We didn’t think anybody could beat us"... and he was right as the Dodgers went on to beat the Yankees in the World Series.

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1991: World Series game 1 between Braves and Twins: Twins won 5-2.
1996: World Series game 1 between Braves and Yankees: Braves pounded the Yankees 12-1.
2002: The Angels reached the World Series for the first time, but the Giants won the opening game 4-3.

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1873 – Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules.

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1982 – During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

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1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

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1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

He would later go into acting, and during the 80's he starred on the cop drama series "Hunter."

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October 21, 1993: Curt Schilling pitched a complete-game shutout for the Phillies in game 5 of the World Series against the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-0. He threw over 140 total pitches in the game; no pitcher nowadays would make that many pitches.

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1878 – The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.

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1884 - Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion

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Written By: nally on 10/22/11 at 12:19 pm

On this date in 2000 and again in 2003, Roger Clemens started a World Series game, both times for the Yankees. These games were against the Mets (which he won against) and Marlins (which his team lost to, but he had a no decision), respectively.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/11 at 12:05 pm

1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.

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Written By: nally on 10/25/11 at 4:54 pm

October 25, 1986: One of the most notable gaffes occurred in World Series history: a routine ball hit to Bill Buckner of the Boston Redsox went right under his glove and allowed the Mets to score the winning run of the game, tying the series up at 3 games apiece.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/11 at 12:31 pm

2004 – Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.

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2004 – Major League Baseball: The Boston Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving the team their first World Series championship since 1918.


A series to remember.

Exactly two years earlier to the day, the Angels won their first World Series, defeating the San Francisco Giants in a decisive Game Seven by a score of 4-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/11 at 2:43 am

1921 – The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.

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1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.

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October 29th 2008 – The Philadelphia Phillies claim the world series title over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. This was the first major sports title in Philadelphia for 25 years and was 28 years since the Phillies last World Series title in 1980.

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1991 - Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager

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1986 - West Indies all out for 53 v Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)

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1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.

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1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/11 at 1:58 pm


October 29th 2008 – The Philadelphia Phillies claim the world series title over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3. This was the first major sports title in Philadelphia for 25 years and was 28 years since the Phillies last World Series title in 1980.

I remember that. In fact, on that day, they continued their suspended game from two days earlier, since the rain had been coming down hard. Also, their 1980 title was their only other.

A year later, they returned to the World Series, only to lose in 6 games to the Yankees.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/11 at 2:03 pm

November 1st...

10 years ago, the World Series was played in November for the first time. In Game Five, which had started at 8pm Eastern time, the Yankees overcame another deficit and won, thus taking a 3-games-to-2 series lead.

2 years ago, the World Series reached Game Four, with the Yankees taking a 3-games-to-1 series lead. This was only the second time that the World Series spilled over into November, due to the latest start in postseason history.

1 year ago, the San Francisco Giants claimed their first title in 56 years (and their first as the San Francisco Giants), defeating the Texas Rangers 4 games to 1; Edgar Renteria, who hit a go-ahead 3-run home run off Cliff Lee in the game, was named the series MVP.

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1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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1946 – The New York Knicks played against the Toronto Huskies at the Maple Leaf Gardens, in the first Basketball Association of America game. The Knicks would win 68–66.

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1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.

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1898 – Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.

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November 2, 2009: The Phillies salvaged a World Series game on their home turf in Philadelphia to send the series back to New York two days later.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/11 at 3:20 pm

Ten years ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks evened up the World Series at 3 games apiece by crushing the Yankees 15-2, with the bulk of the runs coming in the 3rd inning, chasing Andy Pettitte.

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Written By: nally on 11/04/11 at 11:18 am

November 4, 2001: The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks faced off for the seventh and final game of the World Series. Yankees took a 2-1 lead on a home run by Alfonso Soriano, and it stayed that way until the bottom of the 9th inning, when ace reliever Mariano Rivera took the mound. The first Arizona batter he faced got a hit, the next batter bunted and Rivera attempted to nail the lead runner at second base but threw the ball away. But the next batter bunted into a force play, nailing the lead runner at third base. The next batter after that doubled to tie the score at 2-2, and then a batter was hit by a pitch to load the bases. The next batter, Luis Gonzalez (the sixth man to come up in the inning) hit a bloop single to score the winning run for Arizona and give them the series win, 4 games to 3. The MVP award went to pitchers Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/11 at 1:33 am

1991 – Professional basketball player Magic Johnson announced his retirement from the game because of his infection with HIV.

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1861 – The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto.

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1984 – The first Breeders' Cup takes place at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

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1892 – William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

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1954 – Great Britain defeats France to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/11 at 4:09 am

1982 – Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim in a boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kim's subsequent death (on November 17) leads to significant changes in the sport.

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1859 – Sponsored by businessman Evangelos Zappas, the first modern revival of the Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece.

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Manchester United striker Michael Owen out of action for six weeks with thigh injury

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/11 at 1:23 pm

1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

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Written By: nally on 11/17/11 at 2:16 pm


1968 – Viewers of the Raiders–Jets football game in the eastern United States are denied the opportunity to watch its exciting finish when NBC broadcasts Heidi instead, prompting changes to sports broadcasting in the U.S.

An event I remember hearing about on a showcase of TV bloopers. NBC later apologized for the screw-up, according to info I read online.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/11 at 2:02 am

1969 – Football player Pelé scores his 1,000th goal.

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1902 – While discussing how to promote the newspaper L'Auto, sports journalist Henri Desgrange came up with the idea of holding a cycling race that later became known as the Tour de France.

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1986 – Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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1906 – A local newspaper accused members of two American football teams of conspiring to deliberately lose games, the first known case of professional gamblers attempting to fix a professional sport.

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1917 – The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams.

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1872 – The first-ever international football match takes place at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow, between Scotland and England.

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1995 - Jack Russell takes 11 catches in Test Cricket vs South Africa, a record

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1909 – The Montreal Canadiens, the oldest professional ice hockey club in the world, was founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.

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1909 – 1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.

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1974 – In American football, the Birmingham Americans would win what would eventually be the only World Bowl in World Football League history.

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1956 – A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

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1963 – Instant replay is used for the first time in an Army-Navy game by its inventor, director, Tony Verna.

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1989 – Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran complete their trilogy of boxing fights nine years after their first two fights, at the opening of the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; Leonard retains his WBC world Super Middleweight title by a 12 round unanimous decision.

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2008 – The first NFL game is played in Canada at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

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1998 – The Australian Cricket Board's cover-up of Shane Warne and Mark Waugh's involvement with bookmakers is revealed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/11 at 6:24 am

1886 – The London-based football club Arsenal, then known as Dial Square, played their first match on the Isle of Dogs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/11 at 2:45 am

1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/11 at 11:48 am

1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

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1936 - Don Bradman's 2nd consecutive Test Cricket duck! Australia all out 80

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1951 - Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

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1860 – The first ever inter-club football match takes place between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at the Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England.

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1919 – Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox is sold to the New York Yankees by owner Harry Frazee.

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1990 - Desert Orchid won the'King George VI Chase'at Kempton Park for a record fourth time

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1944 – Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.

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1958 – "Greatest Game Ever Played" – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.

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1981 – In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record previously held by Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy who earlier had each scored 50 goals in 50 games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/12 at 12:20 pm

1946 – Popular Canadian-American jockey George Woolf dies in a freak accident during a race; the annual George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award is created to honor him.

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1971 – The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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1994 – Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant hired by Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding.

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1933 – The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.

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1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

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1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

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1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.

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1927 – First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.

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January 26, 2003: In Super Bowl XXXVII, played at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored in every quarter for 48 total points, while the Oakland Raiders only scored 21. This was the last Super Bowl ever to be played in the month of January.

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Written By: nally on 02/03/12 at 12:32 pm

February 3, 2002: The Super Bowl was played in the month of February for the first time. It was held at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA, and featured the AFC champion New England Patriots defeating the NFC champion St. Louis Rams by a score of 20-17.

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1948 – Neil Harvey becomes the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket.

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1976 – Darryl Sittler sets an NHL record for scoring 10 points in a single game.

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February 7, 2010: Super Bowl XLIV was played in Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida, between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts; the Saints won the game, 31-17.

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1984 - Skaters Torvill and Dean won Olympic gold in the Sarajevo winter games

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1906 – Edouard de Laveleye forms the Belgian Olympic Committee in Brussels.

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1978 – The first Ironman Triathlon competition takes place on the island of Oahu, won by Gordon Haller.

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1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.

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1948 – Bill France Sr. and several other race car drivers founded NASCAR, the governing body of stock car racing in the United States.

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1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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2010 – Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first and the only Cricket player to score a Double hundred in One Day International format.

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Written By: nally on 02/29/12 at 10:18 am

On Leap Day 2000, Sparky Anderson - the only manager to win World Series titles in both leagues (at the time) - was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the veterans committee.

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1875 – The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.

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1964 – In a radio broadcast, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad announced that American boxer Cassius Clay would change his name to Muhammad Ali.

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1983 – The first United States Football League game is played.

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1946 – Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, 33 killed and hundreds injured

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1892 – Lord Stanley of Preston pledged to donate an award for Canada's top-ranked amateur ice hockey club, now known as the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.

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1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

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1888 – In England, The Football League, the world's oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.

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1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

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1906 – First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris

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1923 – The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.

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April 8, 1974: Henry "Hank" Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run (off L.A. Dodgers pitcher Al Downing) to pass Babe Ruth as the all-time leader in home runs.

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Written By: nally on 04/10/12 at 1:42 pm

April 10, 1962:

The Los Angeles Dodgers opened up their new ballpark, Dodger Stadium (after spending the previous four years at the Los Angeles Coliseum, where they played upon relocating to California from New York), but they lost the opening game there to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-3.

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April 13th 1997 – In golf, twenty-one-year-old Tiger Woods became the youngest player to win the U.S. Masters, breaking the tournament's record for the lowest four-round score (270 strokes, 18 under par).

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Written By: nally on 05/17/12 at 11:37 am

May 17, 1979: The Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs played a wild game at Wrigley Field. The Phillies seemed to be running away with the game; they even had a 21-9 lead at one point, but the Cubs overcame that 12-run deficit... and eventually lost, 23-22. The combined total of 45 runs must be the most runs ever scored in a game during the Modern Era.


May 17, 1998: David Wells of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

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I thought that was in April, as per the date of your post?
It was a misprint on my part.

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May 18, 2004: Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitched a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves.

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May 23, 2002: Shawn Green of the Los Angeles Dodgers had one of the best single game performances ever. He hit a Major League record-tying 4 home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers, and had 19 total bases, breaking Joe Adcock's 1954 Major League record by one, while matching the major league record of 6 runs scored in one game. The Dodgers won this game 16-3.

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1935 – Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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May 25, 2011: A game played between the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies went 19 innings; Phils' second baseman Wilson Valdez was called upon to pitch the 19th inning; he retired the side and picked up the win after another Phillies player hit a sacrifice fly to win the game.

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1962 – During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.

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June 2, 2010: Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce made a mistake in calling the 27th Cleveland Indians batter safe, but replays showed that he was clearly out.

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June 4, 1972: The Los Angeles Dodgers retired their first three uniform numbers – Jackie Robinson (42), Roy Campanella (39) and Sandy Koufax (32).

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1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup, the premier international championship of men's One Day International cricket, began in England.

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June 9th 1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

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1829 – In rowing, Oxford defeated Cambridge in the first Boat Race (2002 race pictured) held on the Thames in London.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/2002-oxbridge-boat-race.jpg

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1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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^ Amazing! I didn't know you could be that young to play professional baseball.


June 12, 1997: The very first game of "interleague play" took place during the regular season of Major League Baseball, as the Texas Rangers hosted the San Francisco Giants at The Ballpark in Arlington. Texas' Darren Oliver (who'd been with the team since his debut in 1993 and would later rejoin the team in 2010) threw the game's first pitch and San Francisco outfielder Glenallen Hill was the first designated hitter used in a regular-season game by a National League team. San Francisco's Stan Javier hit the first home run in interleague play, and the Giants won the game, 4-3.

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June 15th 1954 – The Union of European Football Associations, the administrative and controlling body for European football, was founded in Basel, Switzerland.

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June 19th 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball match is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

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June 23rd 1894 – Led by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an international congress at the Sorbonne in Paris founded the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games.

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June 23rd 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

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June 29, 1990: Fernando Valenzuela of the L.A. Dodgers tossed a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Also a Friday June 29th, just like today!

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July 7th 1985 – Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17

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July 8, 1997: The All-Star Game was played at Jacobs Field (now known as Progressive Field) in Cleveland, home of the Cleveland Indians; the American League won the game 3-1 over the National League. This would begin a 13-year streak in which the American League would not lose an All-Star Game.

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July 9th 1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

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Written By: nally on 07/09/12 at 2:08 pm

July 9, 2002: The All-Star Game infamously ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings, as both leagues exhausted all their pitchers. Because of this, no MVP could be named. Starting the following year, the winner of the All-Star Game determined home-field advantage for the World Series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/12 at 2:01 pm

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/11/12 at 2:02 pm

1930 – Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/12 at 3:10 pm

July 12th 1932 – Hedley Verity takes a cricket world record 10 wickets for 10 runs in a county match for Yorkshire

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/12 at 1:06 pm

1976 – The opening of the Summer Olympics in Montreal is marred by 25 African teams boycotting the New Zealand team.

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Written By: nally on 07/18/12 at 4:05 pm

July 18, 1999: The only perfect game in interleague history was pitched, courtesy of the New York Yankees' (AL) David Cone, who disallowed any baserunners for the Montreal Expos (NL). Final score was 6-0. Joe Torre, who managed the Yankees that year, turned 59 that day.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/22/12 at 6:55 am

July 22nd 1894 – The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but The 'official' victory was awarded to Georges Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/12 at 2:02 am

1881 – The International Federation of Gymnastics, the world's oldest international sport federation, was founded in Liège, Belgium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/12 at 6:19 am

1980 – At the Moscow Olympics, Australia's Quietly Confident Quartet swimming team won the gold medal in the men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, the only time that the United States, who were boycotting these games, has not won the event at Olympic level.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/12 at 6:20 am

2005 – Lance Armstrong wins his seventh consecutive Tour de France.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/12 at 11:30 am

1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

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Written By: nally on 08/07/12 at 12:55 pm

August 7, 2007 (the last time this date fell on a Tuesday), Barry Bonds hit career home run #756, making him the all-time home run leader. However, this has generated controversy due to his use of performance enhancing drugs. ::) (He would finish the year (and his career) with 762 home runs.)

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Written By: nally on 08/08/12 at 1:11 pm

Four years ago, on 08/08/08, the 2008 Summer Olympics opened in Beijing, China.

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Written By: warped on 08/09/12 at 3:06 pm

August 9, 1988. Wayne Gretzky traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the L.A. Kings.
A very sad day in Edmonton and in Canada.

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Written By: nally on 08/17/12 at 11:49 am

August 17:

Twenty years ago, Kevin Gross of the L.A. Dodgers pitched a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in L.A., with the Dodgers winning 2-0.

Ten years ago, Alex Rodriguez (who was then with the Texas Rangers) hit 3 home runs to become the 6th player ever with 5 straight 40-homerun seasons.

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Written By: nally on 09/08/12 at 12:17 pm

September 8, 1998: Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 62nd home run of the season, breaking the single-season record set by Roger Maris 37 years earlier. This game was played between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, whose slugger Sammy Sosa would also break that record.

McGwire would finish the season with 70 home runs, and Sosa with 66.

The record would be broken again 3 years later by Barry Bonds...

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Written By: nally on 09/17/12 at 11:00 pm

September 17, 1996: The last Dodgers no-hitter, to date, was thrown... courtesy of Hideo Nomo, in Colorado against the Rockies.

(Since then, the Dodgers have been no-hit, namely earlier this year in Seattle by a series of pitchers.)

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Written By: nally on 09/18/12 at 1:57 pm

September 18, 2006: The Dodgers entered the bottom of the 9th inning of a game against the San Diego Padres, down 9-5... but four consecutive Dodger batters hit solo home runs to tie the game at 9-9, blowing the save opportunity for Trevor Hoffman... and forced extra innings. In the 10th, the Padres scored a run... but in the bottom of the 10th, Nomar Garciaparra hit a two-run home run to give the Dodgers an 11-10 victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/12 at 3:43 am

September 20th 1982 – The National Football League players begin a 57-day strike.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/20/12 at 3:43 am

September 20th 1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

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Written By: nally on 09/28/12 at 10:12 am

One year ago today...September 28, 2011... the last day of the regular season of MLB that year, both wildcard races were decided in dramatic fashion. Cardinals overtook the Braves for the NL wildcard, and the Rays overtook the Red Sox for the AL wildcard.

In the American League, the Red Sox had a chance to capture it, but they blew the lead against the Baltimore Orioles in the 9th inning and the Rays came from behind in the 9th inning of their game to beat the Yankees.
And in the National League, the Braves had a chance to retain it, but they lost in extra innings to the Phillies, and the Cardinals did their part by blanking the Astros.

Now, one year later, each league has added a wildcard spot... but if there were still only one wildcard in each league, then all four NL contenders would have been decided by now, with the NL wildcard guaranteed to come from the East division.

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Written By: warped on 09/28/12 at 10:24 am


One year ago today...September 28, 2011... the last day of the regular season of MLB that year, both wildcard races were decided in dramatic fashion. Cardinals overtook the Braves for the NL wildcard, and the Rays overtook the Red Sox for the AL wildcard.

In the American League, the Red Sox had a chance to capture it, but they blew the lead against the Baltimore Orioles in the 9th inning and the Rays came from behind in the 9th inning of their game to beat the Yankees.
And in the National League, the Braves had a chance to retain it, but they lost in extra innings to the Phillies, and the Cardinals did their part by blanking the Astros.

What an exciting day for baseball. I watched parts of both games. O0

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/12 at 2:42 am

October 4th 1895 – The first U.S. Open Men's Golf Championship administered by the United States Golf Association is played at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/18/12 at 2:14 am

October 18th 1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

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Written By: nally on 10/21/12 at 1:39 pm

October 21, 1975: Carlton Fisk of the Boston Red Sox hit a walk-off home run in Game Six of that year's World Series and "waved it fair" after he hit it. (This forced a deciding game 7 the next day, which the "Big Red Machine" Cincinnati Reds won.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/12 at 4:12 am

October 24th 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.

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Written By: nally on 10/24/12 at 4:12 pm

October 24, 1992: Toronto Blue Jays won their first World Series ever, defeating the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 2.

October 24, 2000: The New York Mets won Game Three of the Subway World Series, but that was the only game they'd win, as the Yankees would eventually win the series 4 games to 1.

October 24, 2002: The San Francisco Giants won Game 5 of the World Series against the Angels, 16-4, to take a 3-2 series lead.

October 24, 2007: The World Series began in the middle of the week for the first time in ages, with the Boston Red Sox defeating the Colorado Rockies...en route to a sweep.

October 24, 2011: The Texas Rangers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game Five of that year's World Series to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/12 at 12:14 pm

October 27, 1991: The World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins came down to an epic Game Seven. Neither team scored a run through the first nine innings. Jack Morris remained on the mound for the Twins, never coming out for a reliever, as he pitched the 10th inning as well. Then, in the bottom of the 10th, the Twins finally scored a run and won it all. Morris was named series MVP.

1999: The Yankees completed a World Series sweep of the Braves, for their second straight title and third in four years.

2001: The World Series began in Phoenix, Arizona, for the first time ever, with the Diamondbacks winning the first game over the Yankees.

2002: The Angels won their first World Series ever, defeating the Giants 4-1 and winning the series 4 games to 3.

2004: The Boston Redsox broke an 86-year curse, completing a sweep of the Cardinals. (Two years later, to the day, the Cardinals finally won another series, their first in 24 years, as they beat the Tigers 4 games to 1.)

2008: Game 5 of the World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies was suspended in the 6th inning due to heavy rain in Philadelphia, with the Phils already up 3 games to 1. (The game resumed two days later and the Phillies hung on to win.)

2011: In Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, the Cardinals were down to their last strike twice against the Rangers, but erased both deficits and hung on to win the game in extras, courtesy of a walk-off homer by David Freese in the 11th and forcing a decider the next day.

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Written By: warped on 10/27/12 at 2:10 pm



2011: In Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, the Cardinals were down to their last strike twice against the Rangers, but erased both deficits and hung on to win the game in extras, courtesy of a walk-off homer by David Freese in the 11th and forcing a decider the next day.


That was a very exciting game. Texas score 2 runs in the top of the 10th and everyone thought the World Series was in their grasp. St. Louis came back with 2 at the bottom of the 10th and then Fresse's HR next inning.

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Written By: nally on 10/27/12 at 2:32 pm


That was a very exciting game. Texas score 2 runs in the top of the 10th and everyone thought the World Series was in their grasp. St. Louis came back with 2 at the bottom of the 10th and then Fresse's HR next inning.

Yeah...I think it will go down as one of the greatest games of the 2010's. If MLB Network had put together their "20 greatest games" miniseries in early 2012 instead of the previous year, that would undoubtedly be on the list...possibly in the top 5.

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Written By: warped on 10/27/12 at 2:37 pm


Yeah...I think it will go down as one of the greatest games of the 2010's. If MLB Network had put together their "20 greatest games" miniseries in early 2012 instead of the previous year, that would undoubtedly be on the list...possibly in the top 5.


I agree, in the top 10 for sure, maybe the top 5. You can make a case for the last day of the regular season (last year) and sayr the ATL game and the  Bos/Bal game and others to be in the top 20. Wild finish in 2011

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Written By: nally on 10/27/12 at 3:27 pm


I agree, in the top 10 for sure, maybe the top 5. You can make a case for the last day of the regular season (last year) and sayr the ATL game and the  Bos/Bal game and others to be in the top 20. Wild finish in 2011

That's true, those two games provided a lot of drama on the final day of last year's regular season. Also, the NYY-Tampa game provided some, as the Yankees were initially in line to win, but the Rays made a mighty comeback and won instead...thereby capturing the AL wildcard from the Redsox (who, of course, blew their lead). But the two that you mentioned might have more significance; I d'nno.

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Written By: warped on 10/27/12 at 4:15 pm


That's true, those two games provided a lot of drama on the final day of last year's regular season. Also, the NYY-Tampa game provided some, as the Yankees were initially in line to win, but the Rays made a mighty comeback and won instead...thereby capturing the AL wildcard from the Redsox (who, of course, blew their lead). But the two that you mentioned might have more significance; I d'nno.


You are right, the Tampa/Yankee game belongs too, all three of them belong maybe put together. Very exciting day for baseball.

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Written By: nally on 10/28/12 at 10:29 am


You are right, the Tampa/Yankee game belongs too, all three of them belong maybe put together. Very exciting day for baseball.

There was a fourth game in that mix, the StL-Houston game, but it was nothing, as the Cardinals easily won that one.

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Written By: nally on 10/28/12 at 10:30 am

Anyhoo...on this date last year, the Cardinals won the deciding game of the World Series, 6-2, for their 11th WS title overall, and their second in a six-year period. David Freese was named series MVP.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/12 at 4:27 am

November 1st 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/12 at 4:55 am

November 1st 1959 – After being struck in the face with a hockey puck, Jacques Plante played the rest of the game wearing a face mask (pictured), now everyday equipment for goaltenders in ice hockey.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Plante_Mask.jpg/65px-Plante_Mask.jpg

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Written By: nally on 11/01/12 at 10:54 am


November 1st 1959 – After being struck in the face with a hockey puck, Jacques Plante played the rest of the game wearing a face mask (pictured), now everyday equipment for goaltenders in ice hockey.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Plante_Mask.jpg/65px-Plante_Mask.jpg

A helpful addition to the sport of ice hockey. O0

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Written By: nally on 11/01/12 at 11:01 am

In 2001, the World Series spilled over into November for the first time ever. First of all, Game 4, which had started on Halloween, was still going on when the clock struck midnight local time (as the game was being played at Yankee Stadium in New York), making that the first-ever game of November baseball (the words "Attention fans...Welcome to November baseball" appeared on the scoreboard)... but Game 5 began on 11/1. The Yankees won both of those games walk-off style (a home run by Derek Jeter in Game 4, and an RBI single by Alfonso Soriano in Game 5) to take a 3-games-to-2 series lead.

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Written By: warped on 11/01/12 at 12:52 pm


In 2001, the World Series spilled over into November for the first time ever. First of all, Game 4, which had started on Halloween, was still going on when the clock struck midnight local time (as the game was being played at Yankee Stadium in New York), making that the first-ever game of November baseball (the words "Attention fans...Welcome to November baseball" appeared on the scoreboard)... but Game 5 began on 11/1. The Yankees won both of those games walk-off style (a home run by Derek Jeter in Game 4, and an RBI single by Alfonso Soriano in Game 5) to take a 3-games-to-2 series lead.


2001 was possibly the most exciting World Series I've seen. I wished the Yankees had triumphed in the end (mostly becuse of 9/11 and the win would have generated a massive party in New York. They needed it then just like they might need one in the near future because of Hurricane Sandy.)

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Written By: nally on 11/01/12 at 1:35 pm


2001 was possibly the most exciting World Series I've seen. I wished the Yankees had triumphed in the end (mostly becuse of 9/11 and the win would have generated a massive party in New York. They needed it then just like they might need one in the near future because of Hurricane Sandy.)

That's true, even being in the World Series that year was good for them...and to at least win all the games they played on their home turf. In addition, before the start of Game Three (the first game to be played in NY that series in the wake of nine-eleven), then-President G.W. Bush showed up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and was congratulated afterwards (notably by then-AZ manager Bob Brenly). I wonder if they're gonna do anything special at the start of the 2013 season in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.

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Written By: warped on 11/01/12 at 1:39 pm


That's true, even being in the World Series that year was good for them...and to at least win all the games they played on their home turf. In addition, before the start of Game Three (the first game to be played in NY that series in the wake of nine-eleven), then-President G.W. Bush showed up to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and was congratulated afterwards (notably by then-AZ manager Bob Brenly). I wonder if they're gonna do anything special at the start of the 2013 season in the wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.


A terrorist attack and a natural disaster are two different things. They might make mention of it (Sandy) and have a moment of silence for those who were lost.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/12 at 1:39 pm


A terrorist attack and a natural disaster are two different things. They might make mention of it (Sandy) and have a moment of silence for those who were lost.

That would make sense.

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Written By: nally on 11/04/12 at 5:12 pm

November 4th: The World Series has reached this date twice. First in 2001, when the Yankees' run for a fourth straight title was thwarted by the Arizona Dbacks in the bottom of the 9th (they entered the inning down 2-1, but scored the tying and winning runs to win the game AND the series); the MVP award went to two pitchers: Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Secondly, in 2009, when the Yankees won their most recent title in 6 games (defeating the Phillies, 4 games to 2, ending their quest for a second straight title); designated hitter Hideki Matsui won MVP honors for his outstanding offense.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/12 at 3:36 am

November 26th 1917 – Unable to resolve disputes with Eddie Livingstone, owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, the other ice hockey clubs of Canada's National Hockey Association officially agreed to leave that sports league and to form a new one: the National Hockey League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/12 at 6:29 am

November 29th 1899 – FC Barcelona, one of the most successful clubs in Spanish football, was founded by Swiss football pioneer Joan Gamper.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/13/12 at 7:11 pm

December 14th 1960 – Australian cricketer Ian Meckiff was run out on the last day of the first Test between Australia and the West Indies, causing the first Tied Test in the history of cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/13 at 6:07 pm

February 6th 1958 – British European Airways Flight 609, carrying the Manchester United football club, a number of their fans and journalists covering the team, crashed while attempting to take off from Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany, killing eight players and 15 others.

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Written By: nally on 02/05/13 at 7:24 pm

February 5, 2006: Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 16

February 5, 2012: Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN; New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

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Written By: nally on 02/06/13 at 4:27 pm

February 6, 2011: Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, TX; Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 2:17 am

February 7th 1976 – Darryl Sittler sets an NHL record for scoring 10 points in a single game.

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Written By: nally on 02/07/13 at 11:13 am

February 7, 2010: Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL; New Orleans Saints 31, Indianapolis Colts 17

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 6:19 pm

February 8th 1879 – Enraged by a controversial umpiring decision, cricket spectators rioted and attacked the England cricket team during a match in Sydney, Australia.

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February 7th 1976 – Darryl Sittler sets an NHL record for scoring 10 points in a single game.

And that record still stands today. I watched that game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/13 at 9:49 pm

February 8th 1981 – Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.

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Written By: nally on 02/16/13 at 11:40 am

One year ago today, Hall-of-Fame MLB catcher Gary Carter passed away at the age of 57. :\'(

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One year ago today, Hall-of-Fame MLB catcher Gary Carter passed away at the age of 57. :\'(


A blurred photo of Gary when I met him in the mid 1970s

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8433125820_fa3dd0b7aa.jpg

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Written By: nally on 02/16/13 at 12:03 pm


A blurred photo of Gary when I met him in the mid 1970s

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8433125820_fa3dd0b7aa.jpg

You actually met him? Impressive. :) How was it?

Yep, I knew that he was a long-time member of the Expos (and inducted into the Hall Of Fame as an Expo) before he went to the Mets in the mid-80's, helping them win it all in 1986.

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Written By: warped on 02/16/13 at 12:12 pm


You actually met him? Impressive. :) How was it?

Yep, I knew that he was a long-time member of the Expos (and inducted into the Hall Of Fame as an Expo) before he went to the Mets in the mid-80's, helping them win it all in 1986.


Gary was enthusiastic, friendly, happy, he was a big kid really (One of his nicknakes is "The Kid"). This was after his 2nd year in the majors, he was still quite young and wasn't an all-star yet. Both photos I took of him were blurry, this is the least blurrier of the two.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/13 at 4:36 am

February 22nd 1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/13 at 4:36 am

February 22nd 1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/13 at 9:32 pm

February 25th 1964 – Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston, Ali took the title.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/06/13 at 4:30 am

March 6th 1983 – The first United States Football League game is played.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/13 at 2:49 am

March 12th 1881 – Andrew Watson made his debut with the Scotland national football team and became the world's first black international football player.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/13 at 2:58 am

March 15th 1892 – Liverpool F.C. is founded.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/13 at 6:02 am

March 16th 1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

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Written By: nally on 03/17/13 at 10:45 pm

March 17, 2008: The Los Angeles Dodgers played their very last spring training game at their spring training facility in Vero Beach, Florida. The following year, they moved to Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona (near Phoenix).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/13 at 7:17 am

March 18th 1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.

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Written By: warped on 03/18/13 at 10:19 am


March 18th 1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.


I have seen that trophy several times and even touched it and held part of it. It's heavy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/13 at 2:09 pm


March 18th 1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams.

I have seen that trophy several times and even touched it and held part of it. It's heavy.
I had no idea of the appearance of The Stanley Cup, so for the record...

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Detroit+Red+Wings+Stanley+Cup+Victory+Parade+6TH60ixAdlwl.jpg

It looks heavy!

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Written By: warped on 03/18/13 at 2:53 pm


I had no idea of the appearance of The Stanley Cup, so for the record...

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Detroit+Red+Wings+Stanley+Cup+Victory+Parade+6TH60ixAdlwl.jpg

It looks heavy!


It weighs about 16 kilos ( 35 pounds).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/13 at 2:54 pm


It weighs about 16 kilos ( 35 pounds).
Ouch, too heavy for me and my back.

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Written By: nally on 03/19/13 at 3:43 pm


Ouch, too heavy for me and my back.

I don't think I would want to try and lift something that heavy, either. Although I have lifted a 50-pound object in the past (but no heavier).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/22/13 at 6:54 am

March 22nd 1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

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Written By: nally on 03/22/13 at 11:29 am


March 22nd 1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

It's been around for 119 years already?? Wow, I had no idea.

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Written By: nally on 03/22/13 at 11:32 am

March 22, 1993: On an off-day during spring training, Cleveland Indians pitchers Bob Ojeda, Tim Crews, and Steve Olin were fishing on a rented 18-foot bass boat when the vessel struck a dock at high speed, killing Olin and Crews. :\'( They became the first active major leaguers to die since Thurman Munson in 1979. Ojeda was seriously injured but survived.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/23/13 at 8:00 am

March 23rd 1888 – Led by William McGregor, ten football clubs met in London for the purpose of founding The Football League, the oldest league competition in world football.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/25/13 at 6:04 am

March 25th 1992 – Pakistan national cricket team won the 1992 Cricket World Cup first time in the history of cricket, the final was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground .

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/13 at 5:01 am

March 27th 1871 – The first international rugby football match, when Scotland defeat England in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/13 at 7:23 am

April 6th 1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

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April 8th 1916 – In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.

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April 8th 1987 – Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.1916 – In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.

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April 8th 1992 – Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

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April 9th 1965 – Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.

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April 9th 1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/13 at 4:19 am

April 15th 1989 – A human crush during an FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, caused 96 deaths, the most of any stadium-related disaster in British history.

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Written By: nally on 04/16/13 at 12:49 am

April 15th, 1947: Jackie Robinson broke baseball's "color barrier". Now, 66 years later, all MLB teams honor him by wearing uniforms with the number 42 on them.

Too bad the Dodgers couldn't play well this evening. :(

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/13 at 6:44 am

April 18th 1923 – The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball began playing their games in the newly constructed Yankee Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/13 at 4:01 am

April 23rd 1954 – Batting against Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his then-record 755 home runs in Major League Baseball.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/13 at 5:34 am

April 30th 1938 – The first televised FA Cup Final takes place between Huddersfield Town and Preston North End.

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April 30th 1993 – Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany

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Written By: nally on 05/01/13 at 5:13 pm

May 1, 1920: The Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers played a 26-inning game which ultimately ended in a 1-1 tie. This was the game with the most innings in MLB history.

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May 3rd 1877 – Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world has its first game.

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May 3rd 1936 – Joe DiMaggio, familiarly referred to as Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper makes his major league debut for the New York Yankees.

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May 3rd 1952 – The Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time on the CBS network.

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May 11th 1983 – Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2-1 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/13 at 4:21 am

May 11th 1985 – Bradford City stadium fire: Fifty-six spectators die and more than 200 are injured in a flash fire at Valley Parade football ground during a match against Lincoln City in Bradford, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:11 am

May 13th 1909 – The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/13 at 4:21 am

May 13th 1950 – The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/13 at 4:18 am

May 17th 1875 – Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.

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May 17th 1939 – The Columbia Lions and the Princeton Tigers play in the United States' first televised sporting event, a collegiate baseball game in New York City.

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May 17, 1998: David Wells of the New York Yankees pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/13 at 4:14 am

May 21st 1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/13 at 4:37 am

May 22nd 1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/13 at 4:52 am

May 22nd 1987 – First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/24/13 at 4:23 am

May 24th 1935 – The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:08 am

May 29th 1931 – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:13 am

May 29th 1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: 39 association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/13 at 4:15 am

May 29th 2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/13 at 4:25 am

June 3rd 1932 – Lou Gehrig and his teammate Tony Lazzeri hit four home runs in one game, and hit for the natural cycle, respectively. These two feats are both less common than a perfect game, which has occurred twenty-one times in one-hundred and twenty years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/13 at 4:02 am

June 4th 1913 – Emily Davison, an activist for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom, was fatally injured when she was trampled by King George V's horse at the Epsom Derby.

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Written By: nally on 06/04/13 at 5:02 pm

June 3-4, 1989: At the Astrodome, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers engaged in a 22-inning battle lasting 7 hours and 14 minutes, setting a new record for the longest night game in National League history. Houston's ace pitcher Mike Scott, never known for his batting abilities, surprised everyone by coming through with a walk-off sacrifice fly to give the Astros a 5-4 victory. The Dodgers used up everyone in their bullpen, calling upon position player Jeff Hamilton to pitch the 22nd inning; he surrendered the winning run. In addition, Fernando Valenzuela, normally a starting pitcher, was playing first base when the game concluded.

Amazingly, the two teams met again just hours later and waged another marathon, with Houston once again emerging victorious, 7-6 in 13 innings.

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Written By: warped on 06/04/13 at 6:26 pm


June 3-4, 1989: At the Astrodome, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers engaged in a 22-inning battle lasting 7 hours and 14 minutes, setting a new record for the longest night game in National League history. Houston's ace pitcher Mike Scott, never known for his batting abilities, surprised everyone by coming through with a walk-off sacrifice fly to give the Astros a 5-4 victory. The Dodgers used up everyone in their bullpen, calling upon position player Jeff Hamilton to pitch the 22nd inning; he surrendered the winning run. In addition, Fernando Valenzuela, normally a starting pitcher, was playing first base when the game concluded.



Wow what a long game. Must have been a weird Cosmos. There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Fernando...

:D

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Written By: nally on 06/04/13 at 10:44 pm


Wow what a long game. Must have been a weird Cosmos. There was something in the air that night, the stars were bright, Fernando...

:D

Yeah, it was one of the longest MLB games played, in terms of time.

A year later, on June 4, 1990, L.A. Dodgers pitcher Ramon Martinez struck out 18 Atlanta Braves batters, and the Dodgers won that game 6-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/06/13 at 4:17 am

June 6th 1946 – The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.

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June 7th 1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup begins in England.

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Written By: nally on 06/08/13 at 8:08 pm

One year ago today (June 8, 2012), the Seattle Mariners' pitching staff threw a combined no-hitter against the Dodgers. Kevin Millwood started the game for the M's, but he left with no score.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/13 at 7:02 am

June 9th 1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

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June 9th 2007 – In horse racing, Rags to Riches was the first filly in 106 years to win the Belmont Stakes Belmont Stakes.

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June 10th 1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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June 10th 1907: Northamptonshire were bowled out for 12 by Gloucestershire at Gloucester, still the all-time lowest innings score in a first-class match between two counties.

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June 10th 1952: Denis Compton hit his 100th first-class century and went on to make another 23 tons before retiring in 1964.

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June 10th 2009: Manchester United confirmed they had accepted a world-record, unconditional offer of £80m for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

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June 11th 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.

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June 11th 2007 - Michael Vaughan became the most successful Test captain in England's history as his side beat West Indies by 60 runs in the third Test at Old Trafford.

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June 12th 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

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June 12th 1948 - Ben Hogan won his first of four US Opens, shooting a 276 at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68127000/jpg/_68127695_benhogan_hultonarchive.jpg

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/13 at 4:01 am

June 19th 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

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Written By: nally on 06/22/13 at 11:24 am

June 22, 2002: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile passed away at age 33 from a coronary artery blockage, forcing the Cardinals and Cubs to postpone their game for that day. :\'( It was the first time since 1979 that an active MLB player died during the regular season (Thurman Munson).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/27/13 at 3:49 am

June 27th 1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.

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June 27th 1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

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Written By: nally on 06/28/13 at 11:27 pm

June 28, 2008: The Dodgers won a game (against the Angels) without ever getting a hit. However, this game is not counted as an official no-hitter, because the Dodgers played for 8 innings.

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July 1st 1903 – Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.

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July 9th 1877 – The inaugural Wimbledon Championships opens.

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July 9th 1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier'.

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July 11th 1914 – Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.

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July 11th 1930 – Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.

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July 13, 2010: The National League won an All-Star game for the first time in 14 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/13 at 4:09 am

July 18th 1976 – At the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comăneci became the first person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnastics event.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/13 at 3:48 am

July 19th 1903 – French cyclist Maurice Garin won the first Tour de France. Only to be stripped of his title in the second Tour in 1904 along with eight others, for cheating.

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Written By: nally on 07/19/13 at 11:35 am


July 18th 1976 – At the Olympic Games in Montreal, Nadia Comăneci became the first person to score a perfect 10 in a modern Olympics gymnastics event.

Speaking of Montreal... exactly 23 years later, New York Yankees pitcher David Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos. It was the only perfect game in interleague history, to date.

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Written By: warped on 07/19/13 at 11:41 am


Speaking of Montreal... exactly 23 years later, New York Yankees pitcher David Cone threw a perfect game against the Montreal Expos. It was the only perfect game in interleague history, to date.


And the guy who threw out the ceremonial first pitch in that game was Don Larsen, the only perfect game in World Series history to date.

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Written By: nally on 07/19/13 at 1:52 pm


And the guy who threw out the ceremonial first pitch in that game was Don Larsen, the only perfect game in World Series history to date.

Also for the NYY.

Just 8 years before that, the Montreal Expos themselves achieved a perfect game, courtesy of Dennis Martinez... over my team, the LAD. :-\\ (The 22nd anniversary of that gem is a week from Sunday.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 3:58 am

July 26th 1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/13 at 4:16 am

July 29th 1948 – Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, open in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/13 at 4:01 am

July 30th 1930 – In Montevideo, Uruguay wins the first FIFA World Cup.

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July 30th 1966 – England beats West Germany 4–2 to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup at Wembley after extra time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/13 at 6:02 am

July 31st 1956 – Jim Laker becomes the first man to take all 10 wickets in a Test match innings as he returns figures of 10/53 in the Australian 2nd innings. This combined with his 9/37 in the first innings gave him match figures of 19/90 in the 4th Test at Old Trafford.

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July 31st 1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in Major League Baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain.

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July 31st 2012 – Michael Phelps breaks the record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the greatest number of medals won at the Olympics.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/13 at 12:20 pm

August 22nd 1989 – Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers struck out the Oakland Athletics' Rickey Henderson, becoming the only pitcher in Major League Baseball to record 5,000 strikeouts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/13 at 4:00 am

August 23rd 1938 – English cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test match against Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/13 at 4:10 am

August 23rd 1987 – The American male basketball team lost the gold medal to Brazilian team at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis. Score was 115-120 and triggered changes in this sport basis in USA, resulting in the "Dream Team".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/13 at 5:43 am

August 24th 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim the English Channel

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August 24th 1892 – Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, one of the world's first purpose-built football grounds, opened.

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August 24th 1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

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August 25th 1950 – Althea Gibson entered into the U.S. Tennis Championships, becoming the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour.

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Written By: nally on 08/25/13 at 5:56 pm

One year ago today --- August 25, 2012 --- the Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers made a huge trade that sent four players to the Dodgers, and five players to the Red Sox. The Dodgers received first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left fielder Carl Crawford, utility infielder Nick Punto, and pitcher Josh Beckett. All four of those guys are currently still with the team, even though Beckett is currently sidelined and will stay on the DL for the rest of the season. The Red Sox received pitcher Rubby De La Rosa, utility infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr., pitcher Allen Webster (all of whom are still with the team, albeit in the minors for the most part), infielder Jerry Sands (who was traded to the Pirates last offseason), first baseman James Loney (who is now with the Tampa Bay Rays).

Now, one year later, the two teams are about to square off for the final game of an interleague series at Dodger Stadium.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/13 at 4:48 am

September 7th 1893 – The Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, to become one of the oldest Italian football clubs, is established by British expats.

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September 7th 1895 – The first game of what would become known as rugby league football is played, in England, starting the 1895–96 Northern Rugby Football Union season.

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September 7th 1963 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame opens in Canton, Ohio with 17 charter members.

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September 7th 1970 – Bill Shoemaker sets record for most lifetime wins as a jockey (passing Johnny Longden).

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September 7th 1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, better known as ESPN, makes its debut.

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September 10th 1960 – Mickey Mantle hit what was originally thought to be the longest home run in major league baseball, an estimated 643 feet (196 m).

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September 10th 1960 – Mickey Mantle hit what was originally thought to be the longest home run in major league baseball, an estimated 643 feet (196 m).


Yes, at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Mantle hit another HR in the 1950s in Washington, travelling  565 feet. He played most of his career injured. Had he stayed healthy, experts have said he would have hit over 800 Home Runs in his career. He was also the fastest runner in baseball at the start of his career.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/13 at 6:24 am

September 11th 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit

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September 11th 1985 – Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's baseball record for most career hits with his 4,192nd hit


I met Pete in 1973 or 1974. I got his autograph. Very nice, happy man. Very encouraging. He asked me if I played baseball. I said I did. He wished me good luck and to keep practicing. He was such a great player with a passion for baseball.

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Written By: nally on 09/11/13 at 12:16 pm


I met Pete in 1973 or 1974. I got his autograph. Very nice, happy man. Very encouraging. He asked me if I played baseball. I said I did. He wished me good luck and to keep practicing. He was such a great player with a passion for baseball.

Interesting! :) Glad to hear you had a nice encounter with him.

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Interesting! :) Glad to hear you had a nice encounter with him.

Yes, he was very friendly. I met him when he played for Cincinnati. Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez were also friendly.  But Pete was different. He knew how to talk to people. He wasn't shy. He treated me like a person, not just an autograph seeking kid.

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Written By: nally on 09/28/13 at 10:39 pm

^ That's good. O0


September 28, 2011: The MLB regular season ended, but there was lots of drama that day, particularly in the wildcard races...which hadn't been decided. The Atlanta Braves had been leading it in the NL, and the Boston Redsox had been leading it in the AL, but they entered play that day tied with the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays, respectively. St. Louis won their game, and Atlanta lost their game, thereby giving STL the NL wildcard spot... while Boston lost their game and Tampa won their game (defeating the Yankees after trailing in the 9th inning), thereby giving TB the AL wildcard.

Full information about all four games involved can be found at this link.

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Written By: nally on 10/02/13 at 11:52 am

October 2, 1978: In a tiebreaker game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (the two teams finished in a tie atop the AL East division), Bucky Dent of NYY hit a home run to help the Yankees defeat the Red Sox and move on to the postseason.


October 2, 2004: In the second-to-last game of the regular season between the SF Giants and LA Dodgers, the Dodgers entered the bottom of the 9th inning, down 3-zip, but they scored 7 runs, including a walk-off pinch-hit grand slam by Steve Finley to win the ballgame 7-3 and eliminate the Giants from playoff contention. This also clinched the NL West title for the Dodgers.

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October 2, 1978: In a tiebreaker game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox (the two teams finished in a tie atop the AL East division), Bucky Dent of NYY hit a home run to help the Yankees defeat the Red Sox and move on to the postseason.



Oh no, I have been reminded of this...

sadness


http://www.bbfc.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/snow-white.jpg?itok=f2qubDfr

Need therapy...that Bucky Dent thing.... :-[


:D ;D

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Written By: nally on 10/03/13 at 4:42 pm

^ I know, it was something that many people (depending on points of view) might like to forget, but it was a key moment in the long-running rivalry between BOS and NYY. Of course, I wasn't around then, but if I were, it's not something I would've enjoyed. (Especially since the Yankees would go on to defeat the L.A. Dodgers 4 games to 2 in the World Series for the second straight year.)



October 3, 1951: The somewhat famous Shot Heard Round The World, featuring Bobby Thomson's walk-off home run that won the pennant for the Giants.

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^ I know, it was something that many people (depending on points of view) might like to forget, but it was a key moment in the long-running rivalry between BOS and NYY. Of course, I wasn't around then, but if I were, it's not something I would've enjoyed. (Especially since the Yankees would go on to defeat the L.A. Dodgers 4 games to 2 in the World Series for the second straight year.)



October 3, 1951: The somewhat famous Shot Heard Round The World, featuring Bobby Thomson's walk-off home run that won the pennant for the Giants.


The very famous Shot Heard round the world. Yup. Too bad the Giants lost the world series in '51 to the Yanks. But the winning team that day (Oct 3, 1951) would win the World Series in 1954, and the losing team that day (The Dodgers) would win the World Series a year later, in 1955.

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Written By: nally on 10/04/13 at 4:41 pm


The very famous Shot Heard round the world. Yup. Too bad the Giants lost the world series in '51 to the Yanks. But the winning team that day (Oct 3, 1951) would win the World Series in 1954, and the losing team that day (The Dodgers) would win the World Series a year later, in 1955.

That's true. Also on that day, a ballplayer by the name of Dave Winfield (a 2001 Baseball Hall Of Fame inductee) was born.

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Written By: nally on 10/05/13 at 6:10 pm

October 5, 2012: The first-ever MLB wildcard games were played. First was the NL game, St. Louis at Atlanta, with the Cardinals winning (even though an "infield fly" was misplayed at one point in the game; fans were outraged when it occurred). Then the AL game, Baltimore at Texas, was played, with the Orioles prevailing.

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Written By: nally on 10/07/13 at 5:31 pm

October 7, 2001: The MLB regular season finally came to a close; this was the latest date that a regular season ended, due to the previous month's terror attacks that had suspended play of professional sports (including NFL) for a week; the games were postponed and made up during the first week of October. In the Giants' final game, a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers, Barry Bonds hit his 73rd home run of the season, the most by any player during a regular season.

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Written By: nally on 10/12/13 at 2:07 pm

October 12, 1988: The L.A. Dodgers won the 7th and deciding game of the National League Championship Series, a 6-0 victory over the New York Mets. Orel Hershiser pitched a complete-game shutout to send the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time in seven years. 8)

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Written By: warped on 10/12/13 at 2:25 pm


October 12, 1988: The L.A. Dodgers won the 7th and deciding game of the National League Championship Series, a 6-0 victory over the New York Mets. Orel Hershiser pitched a complete-game shutout to send the Dodgers into the World Series for the first time in seven years. 8)


Oh, I remember that game. Dodgers beat up on Ron Darling early. It was the 2nd time Hershiser beat Darling in the series.  Mets were the favorite to win the series, but didn't. Oakland was also favored to win the World Series in 1988, but they didn't either.

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Written By: nally on 10/14/13 at 11:28 am

^ That's right, those teams were heavily favored to win the NL pennant and World Series, like you said, but the Dodgers beat 'em both.

Anyways...today marks 10 years since the Steve Bartman incident (Game 6 of the NLCS), in which the Cubs were 5 outs away from reaching the World Series for the first time in 58 years, but a foul ball which LF Moises Alou might've had a play on, ended up getting deflected by fans, including Bartman (who later got escorted out of the stadium). Alou was "livid with the fan", as Fox TV announcer Thom Brennaman put it when calling the play live. Everything fell apart for the Cubs following this, as the Marlins scored 8 runs that inning to beat the Cubs 8-3. Miami won Game 7 the next day, and moved on to the World Series. Following the '03 season, the Cubs have reached the playoffs two additional years, but were swept in the NLDS both times: by the Arizona Dbacks in 2007 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008. In addition, 4 1/2 years after the incident, Alou looked back on the play and figured that he might not have caught the ball anyway.

Today also marks 21 years since the deciding game of the National League Championship Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves, which ended with ex-Pirate Sid Bream scoring the winning run for the Braves on a close play at the plate. The Pirates had led the game 2-0 going into the bottom of the 9th, but the Braves did not go down easily. Pittsburgh starter Doug Drabek allowed the first three batters he faced in the 9th to reach base, the third of whom was Bream (double, misplayed grounder, walk; so bases loaded with nobody out), and was then replaced by reliever Stan Belinda, who gave up a sac fly to allow the first Atlanta run to score and put the Braves within one run. Belinda walked the next batter to reload the bases, but got the next hitter to pop out for the second out. Then up came pinch-hitter Francisco Cabrera... who got a hit into left field; Pirates LF Barry Bonds made a high throw back towards the plate as Bream was coming home (David Justice, who reached base in front of Bream, scored the tying run easily). Catcher Mike Lavalliere caught the ball and tried to apply the tag, but Bream touched the plate just before Lavalliere could tag him. (This would be the last throw that Bonds would make in a Pirates uniform, as he ended up signing a deal with the Giants during the offseason, and he'd spend the next 15 years with them.)

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Written By: nally on 10/15/13 at 9:50 am

Today (October 15) marks the 25th anniversary of Kirk Gibson's home run in the opening game of the 1988 World Series. Details at this link.

That would be his only appearance in the World Series.

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Written By: nally on 10/17/13 at 6:09 pm

Oct 17, 1989: Game Three of the World Series between the Oakland A's and SF Giants was about to begin when a strong earthquake rocked the Bay Area, thus postponing the game for another ten days.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/13 at 10:47 pm

October 18th 1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

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Written By: nally on 10/19/13 at 6:52 pm

October 19, 2002 (last time this date fell on a Saturday): The Angels played their very first game in the World Series, but lost it to the Giants.

That would not stop them from winning the Series, however.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/13 at 6:23 am

October 20th 1982 – During a UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, a large number of attendees tried to leave the Grand Sports Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium at the same time, resulting in a stampede that caused 66 deaths.

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Written By: nally on 10/20/13 at 11:06 am

October 20, 1988: Dodgers won their most recent World Series, a 4-games-to-1 victory over the Oakland A's.

October 20, 1990: Cincinnati Reds finished off a 4-game World Series sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Neither team has returned to the World Series since then.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/13 at 4:09 am

October 21st 1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

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Written By: warped on 10/21/13 at 10:32 am

October 21, 1975.

Game Six, world series. Fisk's HR ends the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7Lt5kc3l8

Still one of the greatest world series games ever. Boston did end up losing game 7 to Cincinnati and would have to wait until 2004 to win a World Series.

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Written By: nally on 10/22/13 at 12:29 am

^ Most definitely. Fisk's gesture of "waving it fair" was memorable too. (Even though it was before my time, I still know all about it, from seeing archive footage of it on TV. In early 2011, MLB Network did a miniseries of the 20 Greatest Games, as voted on by viewers, and this one came out on top. :) )


Exactly 32 years later, on 21 October 2007, the Red Sox won the 7th and deciding game of that year's ALCS, 11-2 over the Cleveland Indians, after overcoming a 3-games-to-1 deficit.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/13 at 1:59 am

October 22nd 1878 – The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.

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Written By: nally on 10/22/13 at 2:33 pm

October 22, 2005: The Houston Astros appeared in the World Series for the first time ever, but lost the opening game to the Chicago White Sox (who last appeared in the World Series 46 years earlier, only to lose to the Dodgers in 6 games), 5-3.
The Sox would go on to sweep the series, to earn their first title in 88 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/13 at 11:47 pm

October 24th 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/13 at 12:21 am

October 26th 1863 – The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, is formed in London.

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Written By: nally on 10/26/13 at 11:43 am


October 26th 1863 – The Football Association, the oldest football association in the world, is formed in London.

Happy 150th anniversary to The Football Association!!

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Written By: nally on 10/26/13 at 11:50 am

October 26, 1991: The Minnesota Twins, on the brink of elimination in the World Series against the Atlanta Braves, won Game Six on a Kirby Puckett home run. ("We'll see you tomorrow night!")

October 26, 1996: The New York Yankees won their first World Series title in 18 years, defeating the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 2.

October 26, 1997: The Marlins and Indians took the World Series all the way to seven games; Miami won it walk-off style, in only their fifth year of existence. In addition, the Marlins became the first wildcard team to reach the World Series, in addition to winning it.

October 26, 2000: The Yankees won the "Subway" World Series against the Mets, 4 games to 1.

October 26, 2002: In Game Six of the World Series, the SF Giants took a 5-0 lead into the 7th inning but the Angels scored 3 runs; in the 8th inning the Giants were less than 6 outs away from their first title in franchise history since 1954, but the Angels scored 3 more runs to take a 6-5 lead, which they kept for good.

October 26, 2005: The Chicago White Sox completed a sweep of the World Series over the Houston Astros, winning their first title in 88 years.

October 26, 2011: Game Six of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals was rained out in STL, so it had to be played the next day. (And it would provide some late-inning drama.)

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Written By: nally on 10/28/13 at 10:14 am

October 28, 1989: The Oakland Athletics and SF Giants finally finished their earthquake-interrupted World Series, with the A's completing a 4-game sweep. (Had the series gone 7 games, it would have become the first-ever November World Series.)

October 28, 2007: Boston Red Sox completed a World Series sweep over the Colorado Rockies to win their second title in four years... and their third in a 90-year span.

October 28, 2009: The World Series began between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. To date, this is the latest date ever that a World Series has started (due to the regular season starting on the 6th of April and ending on the 4th of October; personally I hope in 2015 that this is not the case). Phillies, behind the pitching of Cliff Lee, who allowed only one run (which was unearned), won the opening game 6-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 7:54 am

October 30th 1945 – Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signs a contract for the Brooklyn Dodgers to break the baseball color barrier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 8:00 am

October 30th 1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.

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Written By: nally on 10/30/13 at 12:44 pm

October 30, 2001: With the World Series shifting to Yankee Stadium, seven weeks after the terror attacks on the WTC, U.S. President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch... from the pitcher's mound, and it turned out to be a strike to the Yankees then-backup catcher, Todd Greene, while the crowd was repeatedly chanting "U-S-A!" This was Game Three, which the Yankees ended up winning, 2-1, over the Diamondbacks. Mariano Rivera recorded a 6-out save to nail down the win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:36 am

November 1st 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/13 at 3:43 am

November 1st 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.

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Written By: nally on 11/01/13 at 12:10 pm

November 1st...

2001: The World Series was played in November for the first time ever. (Yankees vs. Dbacks)
2009: The second time the World Series was played in November. (Yankees vs. Phillies)
2010: The third time (and most recent) we saw a November World Series (Giants vs. Rangers). This was Game Five; Giants' Edgar Renteria hit a 3-run homer off Texas' Cliff Lee; this turned out to be a game-winner, and Brian Wilson shut the door to wrap up the series for the Giants, who had not won a WS since 1954 when they were still in New York. Renteria was named MVP.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/13 at 12:07 am

November 2nd 1898 – Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.

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Written By: nally on 11/03/13 at 6:28 pm

November 3, 2001: The Arizona Diamondbacks, facing elimination in the World Series, won Game Six by a landslide, 15-2, with the bulk of their runs coming in the 3rd inning and chasing NY Yankees starter Andy Pettitte.

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Written By: nally on 11/04/13 at 10:00 am

November 4, 2001: The final game of the World Series was played. Yankees, who had taken a 2-1 lead on an Alfonso Soriano home run, looked like they were gonna win the series for a fourth straight year, but when Mariano Rivera entered in the bottom of the 9th, he could not hold it up. All six batters he faced reached base; he managed only one out, and that was a force at third base when Jay Bell bunted. Then came a game-tying double, a hit batsman, and a bloop single by Luis Gonzalez for the Arizona Dbacks to win the game 3-2, and the series 4 games to 3. It was the first time in 10 years that the home team won every game in the World Series (1991: MIN vs ATL was the previous time). For the Dbacks, they became the fastest expansion team to win a World Series, doing so in only their fourth year of existence. This was also the first time in 20 years that the MVP award was split, as starting pitchers Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson shared the honors. Schilling had started the game, and Johnson took over in relief and earned the win in the final game. (In 1981, the MVP award was split between 3 Dodgers players.)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/13 at 2:21 am

November 6th 1869 – In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/06/13 at 3:08 am

November 6th 1995 – Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/13 at 3:03 am

November 7th 1991 – Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/13 at 12:32 am

November 8th 1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law an antitrust exemption allowing the National Football League to merge with the upstart American Football League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/13 at 6:45 am

November 9th 1861 – The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, University of Toronto.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/13 at 2:37 am

November 12th 1892 – William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/13 at 2:16 am

December 3rd 1898 – The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeated an all-star collection of early football players 16-0, in what is considered to be the very first all-star game for professional American football.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/13 at 1:37 am

December 4th 1909 – 1st Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26–6.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/13 at 3:24 am

December 6th 1956 – A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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December 7th 1936 – Australian cricketer Jack Fingleton becomes the first player to score centuries in four consecutive Test innings.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/13 at 5:40 am

December 7th 1963 – Instant replay makes its debut during an American Army–Navy football game.

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December 10th 1935 – The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/11/13 at 3:00 am

December 11th 1886 – The London-based football club Arsenal, then known as Dial Square, played their first match on the Isle of Dogs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/13 at 8:48 am

December 15th 1995 – The European Court of Justice handed down the Bosman ruling, allowing footballers in the European Union to freely transfer from one UEFA Federation to another at the end of their contracts.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/13 at 3:43 am

December 18th 1932 – The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/13 at 3:34 am

December 19th 1979 – Geoffrey Boycott became the first Cricketer to be stranded at 99 not out against Australia at Perth

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December 19th 1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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December 19th 2010 – Sachin Tendulkar scores a record-breaking 50th Century in Test Cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/13 at 4:04 am

December 19th 2010 – Rahul Dravid crosses the 12000 runs milestone in Test Cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/14 at 5:58 am

January 2nd 1971 – The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match.

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January 3rd 1973 – American businessman George Steinbrenner and a group of investors bought the New York Yankees professional baseball team for US$8.7 million.

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January 15th 1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

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January 18th 1886 – Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.

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January 18th 1958 – Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins.

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January 18th 1983 – The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.

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January 22nd 1927 – Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.

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January 29th 1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia with eight founding teams.

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January 29th 1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/14 at 3:10 am

January 29th 1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

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January 29, 1995: Super Bowl XXIX, at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium (now Sun Life Stadium); San Francisco 49ers 49, San Diego Chargers 26.

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February 24th 1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/14 at 8:12 am

February 28th 1940 – Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

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March 1st 1921 – The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.

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March 10th 1905 - Chelsea Football Club was founded

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March 18th 1892 – Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada the Stanley Cup.

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March 19th 1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

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March 19th 1954 – Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.

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March 19th 1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup.

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March 21st 1946 – The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the American football since 1933.

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March 21st 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/21/14 at 2:58 am

March 21st 1989 – Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.

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March 22nd 1894 – The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.

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March 22nd 1906 – The first England vs France rugby union match is played at Parc des Princes in Paris

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March 22nd 1923 – The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.

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March 22nd 1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women's World Figure Skating Champion.

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March 26th 1839 – The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.

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March 26th 1915 – Ice Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.

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March 27th 1871 – The first international rugby football match, when Scotland defeats England in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

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April 1st 1933 – English cricketer Wally Hammond sets a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.

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April 4th 1968 – AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.

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April 5th 1904 – The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.

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April 6th 1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

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40 years ago, on April 8, 1974... Henry "Hank" Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth's then-career record of 714. The pitcher who served up the home run was Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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April 9th 1965 – Astrodome opens. First indoor baseball game is played.

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April 9th 1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world.

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April 10th, 1962: Opening of Dodger Stadium, current home stadium of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is currently the 3rd oldest active MLB stadium, to Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs) and Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox).

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April 23rd 1954 – Batting against Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals, Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit the first of his record-setting 755 home runs in Major League Baseball.

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April 28th 1923 – London's Wembley Stadium, then known as Empire Stadium, was opened to the public for the first time and held the 1923 FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United football clubs.

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April 29th 1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

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April 29th 1985 - Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing championship

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May 2nd 1920 – The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis.

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May 6th 1954 – At Oxford's Iffley Road Track, English athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

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May 9th 1961 – Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first player in baseball history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings.

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May 11th 1983 – Aberdeen F.C. defeat Real Madrid 2–1 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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May 13th 1909 – The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.

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May 13th 1950 – The first round of the Formula One World Championship is held at Silverstone.

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May 14th 1870 – The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

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May 14th 1929 – Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that plateau.

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May 17 1875 – Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.

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May 17, 1998: David Wells of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins.

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May 20th 1964 -Buster Mathis defeats Joe Frazier to qualify for US Olympic team

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May 21st 1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

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May 21st 2006 - Watford F.C. stand to gain the largest amount of money from any single sporting event by securing approximately 39 million pounds (72 million US dollars) through beating Leeds United in The Championship play off final.

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May 22nd 1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

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May 22nd 1987 – First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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May 22nd 2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

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May 22nd 1985 - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader

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May 27th 1968 – Major League Baseball's National League awards Montreal the first franchise in Canada and the first franchise outside the United States. (the Montreal Expos)

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May 27th 1993 - Dale Murphy ends career at 398 homeruns

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May 28th 1907 – The first Isle of Man TT race was held.

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May 29th 2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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May 30th 1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

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June 2, 2010: Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a perfect game when umpire Jim Joyce made a mistake in calling the 27th batter Galarraga faced "safe". Joyce was upset after the game, but there were no hard feelings between him and Galarraga.

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25 years ago tonight, on June 3, 1989, the L.A. Dodgers and Houston Astros played a game that ran for 22 innings and lasted 7 1/4 hours (the longest game in terms of time). By the time it was over, on the morning of June 4 (at 2:50am local time), Jeff Hamilton, a third baseman for L.A., was pitching (he ended up surrendering the winning run), and Fernando Valenzuela, a starting pitcher, was playing at first base.

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June 4th 1974 – The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball hosted Ten Cent Beer Night, but had to forfeit the game to the Texas Rangers due to rioting by drunken fans.

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June 6th 1946 – The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven teams.

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June 6th 1980 - On his birthday, Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for the Wimbeldon title

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June 9th 1973 – In horseracing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.

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June 10th 1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place.

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June 10th 1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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June 10th 1981 - Pete Rose ties Stan Musial's NL record of 3,630 hits

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June 11th 1907 – George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.

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June 11th 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.

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June 12th 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.

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June 13th 1982 – Riccardo Paletti, was killed when he crashed on the start grid for the Canadian Grand Prix

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June 13th 1937 - Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns

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June 19th 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

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June 19th 1911 – the Norwegian football club Molde FK was founded.

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June 20th 1968 - Jim Hines becomes first person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds

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June 21, 1964: Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies, over the New York Mets. This was the first in the National League since 1880.

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June 23rd  1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

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June 23rd 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

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June 23rd 2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.

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June 23rd 1972 - President Richard Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

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June 24th 1995 – "Rugby World Cup final": South Africa defeats New Zealand, Nelson Mandela presents Francois Pienaar with the Webb-Ellis trophy in an iconic post-apartheid moment.

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June 24th 2010 – John Isner of the United States defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon, in the longest match in professional tennis history.

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June 27th 1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.

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June 27th 1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

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June 27th 1988 - Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)

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July 3rd 1983 - John McEnroe regains men's singles title at Wimbledon

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July 3rd 1983 - John McEnroe regains men's singles title at Wimbledon

Exactly 10 years later, on 3 July 1993, Dodgers pitching great Don Drysdale passed away from a heart attack. At the time, he was serving as a radio announcer for the L.A. Dodgers, who were playing a series in Montreal against the Expos that weekend (it was a Saturday). Drysdale suffered the heart attack in his hotel room and died instantly. He was only 56. :\'( :\'(

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July 4th 1903 – Dorothy Levitt is reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a 'motor race'.

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July 4th 1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considered himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.

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July 4th 1969 - Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbeldon Ladies championship

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July 4th 1969 - Ann Jones defeats Billie Jean King for Wimbeldon Ladies championship

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July 4th 1939 – Lou Gehrig, recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, informs a crowd at Yankee Stadium that he considered himself "The luckiest man on the face of the earth", then announces his retirement from major league baseball.


And today, MLB was celebrating the 75th anniversary of that historic moment by having all MLB personnel (players, managers, coaches, and even the umpires) wearing a commemorative patch on their uniforms. Certain players also recited Gehrig's speech before they played their respective games.

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July 13, 2010: The National League won the All-Star Game for the first time in 14 years. The game, held at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (home of the Los Angeles Angels), was the first to feature the DH as a permanent fixture, regardless of which league's stadium hosted the All-Star Game. Brian McCann, a catcher for the Atlanta Braves, won MVP honors for knocking in all three of the National League's runs with a clutch double in the 7th inning. The American League's only run came in the 5th inning, a sac-fly by Robinson Cano of the NYY. The AL threatened in the 7th and the 9th inning as well, but could not score.

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July 19th 1903 – Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.

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July 19th 1903 – Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.
...and was famous for being stripped of his title in the second Tour in 1904 along with eight others, for cheating

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July 19th 1952 – The 1952 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were opened in Helsinki, Finland.

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July 21st 1959 – Elijah Jerry "Pumpsie" Green becomes the first African-American to play for the Boston Red Sox, the last team to integrate. He came in as a pinch runner for Vic Wertz and stayed in as shortstop in a 2-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

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July 24th 1983 – George Brett batting for the Kansas City Royals against the New York Yankees, has a game-winning home run nullified in the "Pine Tar Incident".

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July 26th 1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England.

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July 27th 1968 – The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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July 28th 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.

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July 28, 1991: Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos pitched a perfect game against the L.A. Dodgers.

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July 31st 1956: What's better than taking 9 wickets in the first innings? That's right - taking all ten in the second.
Jim Laker did just that!


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August 5th 1901 – Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24 ft 11.75 in (7.6137 m). The record will stand for 20 years.

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August 7, 2007: Barry Bonds hit career home run #756 to overtake Henry "Hank" Aaron as the all-time career home run leader. After he hit said home run and circled the bases, a prerecorded message from Hank Aaron played on the video board at AT&T Park, congratulating Bonds on his (anticipated) record-breaking achievement.

However, the validity of this record is still questioned by many people today, due to Bonds' likely usage of PEDs.

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August 8, 2008: The Beijing Summer Olympic games began.

(That date was also a Friday, August 8, just like today.)

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August 22nd 2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

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August 30th 1987 - Ben Johnson of Canada runs 100 m in world record 9.83 sec

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September 4th 1950 – Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.

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September 5th 1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.

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Sept. 9, 1965: Sandy Koufax threw perfect game for L.A. Dodgers against Chicago Cubs.

Also, pro baseball player Todd Zeile was born. (He would actually play for the Dodgers briefly in 1997-1998.)

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October 15th 1989 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.

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October 15, 1988: L.A. Dodgers won Game One of the World Series against the Oakland A's on a dramatic pinch-hit home run by Kirk Gibson.

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Oct. 23, 1993: The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the World Series. This was the second World Series to end with a walk-off home run (courtesy of Toronto outfielder Joe Carter); the first series was that of 1960, when Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates defeated the Yankees in seven. (At that time, Joe Carter was seven months old!) It should also be duly noted that this 1993 series was the first ever to end on a come-from-behind walk-off homer (Toronto was down 6-5 when Carter came up, and there were two guys on base).

The Jays have not seen postseason play since then, and are now the only team that has not yet reached the postseason this millennium.

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October 25, 1986: The Boston Red Sox were on the verge of breaking a 68-year World Series championship drought in Game Six of that year's series, but the New York Mets rallied in extra innings, scoring the tying run on a wild pitch, and the go-ahead (winning) run on a costly error by the first baseman Bill Buckner.

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December 16th 1927 – Donald Bradman makes his debut in first-class cricket for New South Wales against South Australia. Batting at No. 7, he scores a century.

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December 30th 1896 – Canadian ice hockey player Ernie McLea scores the first hat-trick in Stanley Cup play, and the Cup-winning goal as the Montreal Victorias defeat the Winnipeg Victorias 6–5.

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January 2nd 1971 – The second Ibrox disaster kills 66 fans at a Rangers-Celtic association football (soccer) match

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January 2nd 1934 - Don Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, in 204 mins, including 29 fours and 4 sixes.

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January 12th 1921 – Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.

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1933 – The controversial "Bodyline" cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peak when Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit over the heart.

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1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.

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1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10.

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January 18th 1983 – The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family.

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January 21st 1911 – The first Monte Carlo Rally takes place.

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January 22nd 1927 – Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury

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January 26th 1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)

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January 28th 1960 – The National Football League announced expansion teams for Dallas to start in the 1960 NFL season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for 1961 NFL season.

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January 28, 1990: Super Bowl XXIV at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans; San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Broncos 55-10.

January 28, 1996: Super Bowl XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona; Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

January 28, 2001: Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida; Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7.

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January 29th 1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

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January 29th 2006 – India's Irfan Pathan became the first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match

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January 30, 1983: Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA: Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17.

January 30, 1994: Super Bowl XXVIII at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta; Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13.

January 30, 2000: Super Bowl XXXIV, also at the Georgia Dome; St. Louis Rams 23, Tennessee Titans 16.

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January 31st 1974 - McDonald's founder Ray Kroc buys San Diego Padres

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January 31, 1988: Super Bowl XXII at Qualcomm Stadium (then known as Jack Murphy Stadium) in San Diego, CA; Washington Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10.

January 31, 1993: Super Bowl XXVII at the Rose Bowl stadium; Dallas Cowboys trounced the Buffalo Bills, 52-17.

January 31, 1999: Super Bowl XXXIII at Pro Player Stadium (later renamed Sun Life Stadium) in Miami, FL; Denver Broncos defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-19; John Elway, in his final Super Bowl appearance, was named MVP (at age 38, becoming the oldest player ever to receive such honors; he announced his retirement later in 1999).

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February 2nd 1876 – The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.

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February 2nd 2004 – Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men's singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks.

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February 3, 2002: The Super Bowl was played in the month of February for the first time ever (the reason being due to the terror attacks from September 2001, which delayed the play of pro sports for a week). This was Super Bowl XXXVI, at the Louisiana Superdome, with the New England Patriots defeating the St. Louis Rams 20-17.

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February 6th 1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in the Munich air disaster.

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February 8th 1879 – The England cricket team led by Lord Harris is attacked during a riot during a match in Sydney.

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February 8th 2002 - XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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February 9th 1895 – William G. Morgan creates a game called Mintonette, which soon comes to be referred to as volleyball.

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February 9th 1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established.

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February 10th 1933 – In round 13 of a boxing match at New York City's Madison Square Garden, Primo Carnera knocks out Ernie Schaaf. Schaaf dies four days later.

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February 10th 1996 – The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

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February 13th 1954 – Frank Selvy becomes the only NCAA Division I basketball player ever to score 100 points in a single game.

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February 15th 2014 – Renaud Lavillenie of France breaks Sergey Bubka's world record in pole vault with a mark of 6.16 m.

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1952 – Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.

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1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.

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1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4–3.

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2014 – The closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia.

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1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

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1951 – The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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1900 – Fußball-Club Bayern München is founded.

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1940 – Basketball is televised for the first time (Fordham University vs. the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden).

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1997 - Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance starts its US tour

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1921 – The Australian cricket team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.

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1962 – Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.

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1875 – The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Canada as recorded in The Montreal Gazette.

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1908 – Inter Milan was founded on Football Club Internazionale, following a schism from the Milan Cricket and Football Club.

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1946 – Bolton Wanderers stadium disaster at Burnden Park, Bolton, England, kills 33 and injures hundreds more.

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1877 – First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
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1892 – Liverpool F.C. is founded.

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1872 – The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

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1954 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory in round seven at Madison Square Garden in the first televised prize boxing fight shown in colour.

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1954 – Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today.

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1966 – Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final four with an all-black starting lineup.

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One year ago today... on March 22, 2014... Major League Baseball was played in Australia for the first time ever. Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks faced off for two games, with the D'backs being the "home" team for both games. (Dodgers won both games, 3-1 and 7-5.)

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1839 – The first Henley Royal Regatta is held.

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1915 – Ice Hockey: The Vancouver Millionaires sweep the Ottawa Senators three-games-to-none to win the 1915 Stanley Cup Finals, the first championship played between the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the National Hockey Association.

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1981 – The longest professional baseball game is begun in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The game is suspended at 4:00 the next morning and finally completed on June 23.

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1908 – Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.

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1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston.

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1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

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1984 – The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.

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2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

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1927 – Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England.

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1903 – Atlético Madrid Association football club is founded

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1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

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1884 – Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black person to play in a professional baseball game in the United States.

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1940 – The 1940 Summer Olympics are cancelled due to war.

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1994 – Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.

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May 1, 1991:

Nolan Ryan pitched the 7th and final no-hitter of his career, a 3-0 victory for the Texas Rangers over the Toronto Blue Jays.

The same day, Rickey Henderson, then with the Oakland A's, achieved his 939th career stolen base, breaking the record held by Lou Brock. (Exactly one year later, Henderson stole his 1,000th base.)

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1904 – Pitching against the Philadelphia Athletics at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball.

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1973 – Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a still standing record.

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1844 – The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens.

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1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

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1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held by Roger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his fifth career start.

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May 8th 1898 – The first games of the Italian football league system are played.

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May 8th 1984 – The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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May 9th 2001 – In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium disaster. The deaths are caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium) that followed a controversial decision by the referee.

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May 10th 1970 – Bobby Orr scores "The Goal" to win the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals, for the Boston Bruins' fourth NHL championship in their history.

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May 13th 1909 – The first Giro d'Italia starts from Milan. Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna will be the winner.

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May 14th 1870 – The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

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May 14th 1929 – Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton; he is the only player in history to have reached that number.

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May 16th 1914 – The first ever National Challenge Cup final is played. Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2–1.

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May 19th 1917 – the Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK was founded.

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May 21st 1904 – The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is founded in Paris.

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May 22nd 1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.

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May 22nd 1987 – First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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May 22nd 2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

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May 26th 1923 – The first 24 Hours of Le Mans was held and has since been run annually in June.

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May 28th 1907 – The first Isle of Man TT race was held.

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May 29th 1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.

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May 29th 1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.

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May 29th 2001 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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May 30th 1911 – At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun in his Marmon Wasp becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race.

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June 2nd 1763 – Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.

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June 2nd 1962 – During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.

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June 2, 2010: Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga had a perfect game going; the last out was missed by umpire Jim Joyce, who ruled the baserunner safe, despite replays showing that the runner was clearly out. Joyce later said despondently, "I just cost that kid a perfect game." Galarraga had to settle for a shutout.

And now, five years after this "imperfect" game, chances are that if instant replay/challenges were around then, the call might have been overturned and Galarraga might have been awarded his perfect game.

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June 2nd 2015 - Fifa: Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal

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June 4th 1913 – Emily Davison, a suffragette, runs out in front of King George V's horse, Anmer, at the Epsom Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness and dies four days later.

Later evidence shows that she wa trying to place a banner around the horse's neck and her death was an accident.

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25 years ago, on June 4, 1990: L.A. Dodgers pitcher Ramon Martinez struck out 18 Atlanta Braves batters, en route to a 6-0 victory.

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June 6th 1946 – The National Basketball Association is created with eleven teams.

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June 7th 1975 – The inaugural Cricket World Cup, the premier international championship of men's One Day International cricket, began in England.

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June 7th 1892 – Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.

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June 9th 1973 – In horseracing, Secretariat wins the U.S. Triple Crown.

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Sport and music related.

June 9th 1990 - Englandneworder started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World In Motion'. England's song for the World Cup in 1990, following their No.1 in 1970. In the game they were knocked out by Germany on both occasions.

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June 10th 1829 – In rowing, Oxford defeated Cambridge in the first Boat Race held on the Thames in London.

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June 10th 1944 – In baseball, 15-year old Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds becomes the youngest player ever in a major-league game.

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June 11th 1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris is sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the "first motor race".

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June 11th 1907 – George Dennett, aided by Gilbert Jessop, dismisses Northamptonshire for 12 runs, the lowest total in first-class cricket.

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June 11th 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.

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June 11th 1955 – Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

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June 11th 1950 - Ben Hogan returned to tournament play after a near fatal car accident. He won the U.S. Open.

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June 11th 1938 - Johnny Vander Meer (Cincinnati Reds) threw the first of two consecutive no-hitters.

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June 11th 1974 - The Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals officially received their NHL franchises. The Scouts moved to Denver before the start of the 1976-77 season to become the Colorado Rockies and later the New Jersey Devils.

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June 11th 1988 - Rick Rhoden (New York Yankees) became the first pitcher to start as a designated hitter.

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June 11th 1990 - Nolan Ryan became the oldest player to throw a no-hitter. It was the sixth of his career.

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One year ago today, on 18 June 2014, Clayton Kershaw of L.A. Dodgers no-hit the Colorado Rockies. It would have been a perfect game if not for shortstop Hanley Ramirez's throwing error that allowed Corey Dickerson to get on base.

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June 19th 1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the anti-trust exemption that major league baseball uses was Constitutional. The court called upon the U.S. Congress to repeal the sport's special status.

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June 19th 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.

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June 19th 1911 – The Norwegian football club Molde FK was founded.

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June 19th 1867 - The inaugural Belmont Stakes was run at Jerome Park in the Bronx and was won by a filly, Ruthless, who defeated a field of colts to earn $1,850 for her victory.

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June 19th 1936 - In one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, Germany's Max Schmelling recorded a 12th round knockout of Joe Louis.

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June 19th 1942 Boston's Paul Wagner recorded his 3,000th hit, a single of Rip Sewell.

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June 20th 1912 - The New York Giants and the Boston Braves combined for 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored 7 to the Braves' 10 runs. The Giants won the game 21-12.

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June 20th 1936 - Jesse Owens set a 100-meter record at 10.2 seconds.

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June 20th 1960 - Floyd Patterson knocked out Ingemar Johansson to become the first heavyweight fighter to regain his own crown.

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June 20th 1966 - The U.S. Open golf tournament was broadcast in colour for the first time.

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June 20th 1967 - Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S. Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

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June 22nd 1986 – The controversial Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century also by Maradona. Argentina would win 2-1 and go on to win the world cup.

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June 22nd 1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

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June 22nd 1939 - Joe Louis defeated Max Schmeling in 124 seconds.

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June 22nd 1979 - Former WHA teams the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets joined the NHL. The NHL had expanded to 21 teams.

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June 22nd 1990 - The Atlanta Braves fired manager Russ Nixon. Bobby Cox was named the new manager.

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June 22nd 1990 - Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

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June 22nd 1991 - Eric Lindros was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

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June 22nd 2000 - The Indiana Pacers announced Larry Bird would not return as head coach. His record was 147-67 in three seasons.

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June 22nd 2002 - Darryl Kile (St. Louis Cardinals) was found dead in his hotel room.

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June 22nd 2003 - Michelle Wie won her first USGA title at the age of 13. She was the youngest person to win any adult USGA event.