This Day in Sports History: 1/19

1903 – A new bicycle race, the “Tour de France” is announced. 1937 – Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajoie are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1952 – The PGA allows the participation of African American golfers. 1958 – The Canadian Football Council changes its name to the Canadian Football League. [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/18

1938 – Former Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1947 – The Detroit Tigers sell the contract of future Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’d spend only one season in Pittsburgh before retiring. 1950 – Following a season in which he posted a [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/17

1916 – The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) is formed in New York. 1963 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 points against Los Angeles. 1988 – Trailing Denver 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship, Browns running back Earnest Byner fumbles on the Broncos three yard line, sealing the win for Denver. 1992 – Robert [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/11

1946 – Bert Bell becomes the 2nd commissioner in NFL history and moves the league office from Chicago to Philadelphia. 1970 – Lew Wallace grad Hank Stram coaches the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV. KC quarterback Len Dawson is named MVP. 1970 – Billy [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/10

1945 – No players are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1957 – Baseball commissioner Ford Frick rules that actor/singer Bing Crosby can keep a token piece of stock in the Detroit Tigers, even though he is part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1980 – Bruins rookie goalie Jim Stewart allows three goals [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/9

1918 – The NHL announces a new rule that allows goalies to leave their feet while making a save. Previously, it was a penalty for a goalie to sit or lay on the ice to stop the puck. 1942 – Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer four seconds into the first round in a [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/5

1927 – Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis begins a three day hearing on charges that four games in the 1917 World Series between the White Sox and Tigers had been thrown by Detroit. 1934 – The American & National Leagues agree to a uniform-sized baseball – the first time in 33 years that both [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/4

1920 – The National Negro Baseball League forms. 1957 – The Dodgers purchase a 44 passenger twin engine plane for $775,000. They are the first team to own their own plane. 1976 – With a 37-7 victory over the Rams in the NFC Championship, the Dallas Cowboys become the first Wild Card team to [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 1/3

1920 – The Boston Red Sox officially sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan. 1943 – For the first time in NHL history, goal is scored with all three points going to members of the same family. Reg Bentley of the Blackhawks gets the goal with assists [...]

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This Day in Sports History: 12/21

1891 – The first game of basketball based on the rules developed by James Naismith is played by students in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1941 – The Chicago Bears win the NFL championship with a 37-9 victory over the New York Giants at Wrigley Field. Norm Standlee ran for two touchdowns in the win. Ray McLean [...]

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