This Day in Sports History: 10/2

1908 – Cleveland Indians pitcher Addie Joss throws the fourth perfect game in MLB history. 1920 – The Reds and Pirates play in the only triple-header in MLB history. Cincinnati took two out of three games. 1921 – Babe Ruth hits a then record 59th home run of the season. 1926 – [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/29

1885 - John L. Sullivan & Dominick McCaffrey fight in the first heavyweight boxing match that featured the Marquis of Queensberry Rules - three minute rounds and 3oz. gloves. 1904 - The third modern Olympic games are held in St. Louis - the first Olympics held in the US. 1974 - Moses Malone becomes [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/28

1918 – Tris Speaker is suspended the rest of the season after assaulting umpire Tom Connolly. 1967 – Johnny Bench goes 0-3 in his MLB debut. 1970 – Juan Marichal gets his 200th career win. 1972 – Mark Spitz wins the first of his seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/22

1851 – The New York Yacht Club wins the “Hundred Guinea Cup” after the schooner America defeated 14 British boats in a race around the Isle of Wight. The cup was renamed “The America’s Cup” in 1870. 1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American tennis player to be accepted into a national competition. [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/16

1743 – Jack Broughton introduces the earliest rules of boxing in England. 1920 – Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians is hit in the head by a pitch and dies the next day. He’s the only fatality in MLB history. 1948 – Baseball legend Babe Ruth passes away after battling throat cancer. He is [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/10

1929 – Cardinals pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander wins the 373rd and final game of his career. 1934 – Babe Ruth announces that the 1934 season is his final one as a full time player. 1971 – Harmon Killebrew becomes the 10th player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs. 1973 – For [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/7

1907 – Walter Johnson gets his first career win. Would go on to win 416 games over the course of his career. 1956 – The Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at fans. 1984 – Japans beats the United States 6-3 to win the first ever Olympic gold medal in baseball. [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/3

1921 – MLB commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis bans eight members of the 1919 White Sox from baseball for life for their roles in throwing the World Series. 1923 – MLB cancels all games due to the death of President Warren G. Harding. 1936 – Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, the first [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/2

1907 – Walter Johnson makes his MLB debut. 1921 – Eight White Sox players are acquitted of throwing the 1919 World Series. 1938 – Bright yellow baseball are used in a game between the Dodgers and the Cardinals in the hopes that they would be easier to see. 1959 – Willie McCovey hits his [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 8/1

1945 – Mel Ott of the New York Giants becomes the third player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs. 1963 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first African American tennis player to be named to the Davis Cup team. 1976 – The Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time, playing [...]

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