This Day in Sports History: 4/23

1939 – “The Splendid Splinter” Ted Williams hits his first career home run. 1950 – The Minneapolis Lakers become the first team to win back to back NBA titles by defeating the Syracuse Nationals in a six game series. 1954 – Hank Aaron hits his first of 755 career home runs. 1964 – Houston [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/20

1912 – Fenway Park officially opens with the Red Sox defeating the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings. 1912 – The Detroit Tigers play in their first game at Tiger Stadium, defeating the Indians 6-5. Detroit would play there until 1999. 1916 – The Cubs play in their first game at Wrigley Field, [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/19

1897 – John J. McDermott wins the first ever Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10. 1960 – Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on the backs. 1968 – National League expansion franchises are awarded to San Diego and Montreal. 1991 – Evander Holyfield defeats George Foreman in 12 rounds to win the heavyweight [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/18

1923 – Yankee Stadium opens in the Bronx with the Yankees defeating the Red Sox 4-1. 1966 – Bill Russell is named player-coach of the Boston Celtics, making him the first African-American head coach in NBA history. 1977 – Future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray hits his first career home run. 1984 – US [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/16

1912 – The Pittsburgh Pirates turn a very rare 5-3-7 double play with the left fielder coming in to cover second base. 1929 – The Yankees become the first pro sports team to wear numbers on their jerseys. 1939 – The Bruins defeat the Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup in the first [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/13

1926 – 41 year old Walter Johnson pitches the 7th opening day shutout of his career. 1954 – The Baltimore Orioles play in their first game, losing to Detroit 3-0. 1954 – Hank Aaron makes his MLB debut with the Milwaukee Braves, going 0-5. 1957 – The Boston Celtics win their first NBA championship, [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/12

1877 – A catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game for the first time. 1938 – The Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 series win over Toronto. 1961 – General Douglas MacArthur declines an offer to become MLB commissioner. 1964 – Arnold Palmer wins his fourth Masters and misses setting the [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/11

1907 – New York Giants catcher Roger Bresnahan becomes the first catcher to wear shin guards. The Giants also end up having to forfeit the game due to fans throwing snowballs on the field. 1921 – The first sports radio broadcast takes place – a boxing match between Johnny Ray & Johnny Dundee. 1961 [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/10

1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City and holds its first tournament. 1934 – The Blackhawks defeat the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup. 1947 – Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announces that he has signed Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals, making him the [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 4/9

1912 – The first baseball game is held at Fenway Park with the Red Sox taking on Harvard in an exhibition game. 1913 – Ebbets Field opens in Brooklyn, with the Dodgers defeating Philadelphia 1-0. 1959 – The Boston Celtics win their first of eight straight NBA championships. 1969 – Billy Williams hits four [...]

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