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October 2018

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 – Crown Point loses to Hammond Tech 6-0 in their second of only three games that season. The Bulldogs were suspended for the remainder of the season by the IHSAA.

  • 1926 – East Chicago Washington and Michigan City play to a 7-7 tie. It’s the second year in a row that the two teams tied.

  • 1926 – Hammond High defeats Whiting 9-7 for their first, and only, win of the season.

  • 1932 – The Yankees complete a sweep of the Cubs to win the World Series.

  • 1936 – Crown Point defeats Kentland 12-0 for the only win of the season and their first victory since September of 1934.

  • 1947 – Yogi Berra becomes the first player in MLB history to hit a pinch hit home run in the World Series.

  • 1953 – Dodgers pitcher (and Anderson, Indiana native) Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankee hitters in a World Series game.

  • 1954 – The New York Giants sweep the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series.

  • 1964 – Sandy Koufax sets a World Series record by striking out 15 hitters.

  • 1965 – Griffith falls to Gavit 6-0. It’s the final loss in the Tom Kurth era at Griffith as the Panthers would go 4-0-1 to close out the season and Kurth would take the Elkhart Central job in the off-season.

  • 1965 – Morton shuts out Whiting 28-0 on their way to a perfect 10-0 season.

  • 1968 – Bob Gibson breaks Koufax’s record from 1964 by striking out 17 hitters in a World Series game.

  • 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team crashes, killing 31 people.

  • 1970 – Hanover Central loses to Highland 48-13 in the first game of a 14 game losing streak. The Wildcats wouldn’t win another varsity football game until August of 2014 as the program stopped playing after the ’71 season.

  • 1970 – Valparaiso defeats Chicago Austin 44-0 as part of an undefeated 10-0 season.

  • 1971 – Michigan City Rogers plays in their first varsity football game, falling to Chesterton 27-12.

  • 1972 – Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman throws a no-hitter against the Mets.

  • 1974 – Hank Aaron hits career home run #733 in his final at bat as a member of the Braves. He would spend his final two seasons playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • 1978 – Bucky Dent of the Yankees hits a three run homer in the 7th inning to help New York defeat the Red Sox 5-4 in a one game playoff for the division title.

  • 1987 – On their way to a perfect 14-0 state championship season, Hobart defeats Portage 28-0.

  • 1987 – The Andrean 59ers, under coach Ivan Zimmer, defeat Merrillville 6-0. It’s the first Andrean win in “The Battle of Broadway” since 1962.

  • 1987 – Highland defeats Kankakee Valley 41-8 in the first game of an eight week winning streak. The Trojans wouldn’t lose again until the state championship.

  • 1998 – Don Howell picks up his final career win as a head coach with the Brickies defeating Chesterton 14-7. Hobart would lose their next three games and Howell retires in the off-season.

  • 1998 – Highland defeats Munster 12-6 in “The Battle of the Bridge” to improve to 6-1 on the season.

  • 2005 – The NFL plays its first ever regular season game outside of the US as the Cardinals and 49ers square off in Mexico City.

  • 2009 – Rio de Janeiro is selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • 2009 – Wheeler defeats Lake Station 56-0 as the Bearcat defense shuts out its opponent for the second of four consecutive games.

  • 2009 – Calumet gets its first win at Whiting since 2000 with a 12-9 victory over the Oilers. (Video Highlights Below).

  • 2009 – Andrean scores 40+ points for the fourth time in just seven games with a 44-9 victory over Kankakee Valley. (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2009 – Merrillville routs Valpo 35-7 to pick up win #6 in an eventual 12 game winning streak. The Pirates lost week #1 to Warren Central, win 12 straight games, and then fall to Carmel at semi-state. (Video Highlights Below).

  • 2015 – Michigan City defeats Portage 27-26 for their first victory over the Indians since 2005.

  • 2016 – Vin Scully broadcasts his last Dodgers game after 67 seasons behind the microphone.

Calumet-Whiting

Andrean-KV

Merrillville-Valpo

August 2018

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 the first basketball player to go directly from high school to the pros, signing a contract with the Utah Stars of the ABA.

  • 1975 – EC Washington gets a season opening 22-14 win over Horace Mann. It ends up being their only victory of the season.

  • 1975 – Legendary Chesterton football coach Ray Banary starts his final season on the sidelines with a 37-0 victory over Highland. It’s also the final season on the sidelines for Highland legend Ken “Zip” Sypult.

  • 1975 – Bishop Noll defeats Calumet 14-0 in the season opener. Noll goes on to have a perfect 10-0 season.

  • 1975 – Dick Demaree’s final season as head coach of the Merrillville Pirates begins with a 21-0 loss to Hobart.

  • 1975 – Les Thornton makes his debut as head coach of the Griffith Panters, as the team falls to Gavit 25-0. Thornton’s final season as Griffith coach also begins on this date – see below.

  • 1975 – Valpo kicks off an undefeated 12-0 state championship campaign with a 21-14 overtime win over Munster. It’s one of only two games that Valpo wins by single digits, with the state finals being the other.

  • 1977 – Lou Brock breaks Ty Cobb’s 49 year old stolen base record with career steal #893.

  • 1980 – Hobart defeats Lew Wallace 57-7 in Week #2 for their first victory of the year. The Brickies go on to be the Class 3A runner-up.

  • 1980 – The final season for two Region schools begin as Emerson falls to Whiting and Hammond Tech loses to Wirt.

  • 1986 – After the consolidation of EC Roosevelt and EC Washington into EC Central, the Cardinals play in their first varsity football game, defeating Gary Roosevelt 22-20.

  • 1987 – Nolan Ryan strikes out 200 batters in a season for a record 11th time.

  • 1992 – Les Thornton’s final season as Griffith head coach begins with a 43-7 win over Terre Haute North.

  • 1993 – George Brett becomes the third player in MLB history, joining Hank Aaron & Willie Mays, to have 3,000 career hits, 300 home runs and 200 steals

  • 1994 – Mario Lemieux announces a medical league of absence due to fatigue from his radiation treatments. He’ll end up missing all of the 1994-95 season.

  • 1997 – Hobart defeats Griffith 21-6 at Brickie Bowl. It’s the only game the Panthers lose all season long as they go on to win the 4A state title.

  • 2004 – Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima was attacked by a spectator while leading the marathon at the Summer Olympics in Athens

  • 2008 – Griffith hosts Merrillville for the first time since 1974, but the Pirates come away with the win, 24-15. (Video Highlights below)

  • 2008 – Hobart defeats Crown Point 13-7. To date, its the last Brickie win over the Bulldogs (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2009 – Portage hosts St. Rita from Illinois in a Saturday showdown, but the Indians fall 35-20. (Video Highlights Below)

MERRILLVILLE @ GRIFFITH

CROWN POINT @ HOBART

ST. RITA @ PORTAGE

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 by winning the 200 meter butterfly.

  • 1977 – Nolan Ryan reaches the 300 strikeout mark for the fifth time in his career.

  • 1977 – Pele plays in his final non-exhibition soccer game as his New York Cosmos defeat the Seattle Sounders 2-1.

  • 1981 – Griffith defeats Gavit 16-0 to open the season. The Panthers would go on to finish the season with an 11-1 record, surrendering just 84 points on the year, with 21 of those coming in the season ending loss to Hobart.

  • 1982 – Hobart opens up the season with a 34-0 shutout of Indianapolis Cathedral. The Brickies would be a perfect 13-0 before falling in the state championship game later in the year.

  • 1987 – Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Wille McCovey on the all-time home run list with his 522nd career homer.

  • 1987 – Crown Point defeats rival Merrillville 21-14 in the season opener. The Bulldogs would go on to win their first 10 games before falling to Highland in the playoffs.

  • 1987 – Highland opens up their state runner-up season with a 15-12 loss on the road at “The Warpath” to Portage.

  • 1987 – Hobart defeats Lew Wallace 34-6 to start an eventual state championship season.

 

  • 1990 – Ryne Sandberg becomes the first second baseman in MLB history to hit 30 or more homers in consecutive seasons.

  • 1996 – Vinny Castilla of the Rockies picks up his 100th RBI of the season, giving the team four players with 100 or more runs driven in, tying an MLB record.

  • 1998 – Griffith defeats Hobart 6-3 at ‘The Boneyard”. It’s the first regular season win for the Panthers over the Brickies since October of 1950.

  • 1998 – Morton defeats Wirt 40-0. It’s the only victory of the year for the Governors.

  • 2001 – Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 or more homers in four straight seasons.

  • 2003 – Dodgers closer Eric Gagne sets an MLB record with his 44th consecutive save of the season.

  • 2009 – Highland beats Hammond High 15-13 for the Trojan’s lone victory of the 2009 campaign.

  • 2009 – Merrillville defeats Andrean 28-14. The two teams hadn’t met in “The Battle of Broadway” since 1996. (Video highlights below)

  • 2009 – Lowell defeats Morton 40-26 at “The Governor’s Mansion”. It’s the first of two Lowell wins over Morton that season. (Video highlights below)

  • 2009 – Valpo routs Griffith 51-6 in the first meeting between the two programs since 1966. (Photo gallery below)

  • 2015 – As part of a state runner-up season, Whiting defeats Gavit 41-7 in a Week #2 showdown.

 

ANDREAN VS. MERRILLVILLE

LOWELL VS. MORTON

GRIFFITH VS. VALPO

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.

  • 1965 – Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hits Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with his bat, causing a 14 minute brawl.

  • 1980 – Bill Veeck agrees to sell the White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo for $20 million. AL owners block the sale.

  • 1984 – Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the 11th rookie in MLB history to record 200 strikeouts in a season.

  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson for his 5,000th career K. He’s the first pitcher to reach that mark.

  • 2000 – The Rockies use nine pitchers in the first 11 innings against the Braves. Colorado catcher Brent Mayne pitchers, and gets the win, in the 12th. He’s the first position player to get a pitching win since 1968 and first catcher to do so since 1889.

  • 2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Orioles 30-3 – it’s the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

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 only 53 years old.

  • 1954 – Sports Illustrated begins publishing. Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews is on the cover of the first issue.

  • 1965 – The Miami Dolphins become the first expansion franchise in AFL history.

  • 1981 – New Zealand defeats Fiji 13-0 in the highest scoring match in the history of the World Cup.

  • 1997 – The Blackhawks trade star forward Jeremy Roenick to the Coyotes for Alexei Zhamnov, Craig Mills and a first round draft pick.

  • 1998 – Jeff Gordon wins the Pepsi 400, making him just the seventh driver in NASCAR history to win four straight races.

  • 2006 – Bobby Abreu ties an MLB record by drawing 100 walks in a season for the eighth consecutive year.

  • 2008 – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sets a world record in the 100 meter dash at the Beijing Olympics, finishing in 9.69 seconds.

  • 2009 – Derek Jeter picks up career hit #2,674, the most ever by a shortstop.

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 the first time in his career, Arnold Palmer misses a cut and is not eligible to play in the final two rounds of the PGA Championship.

  • 1981 – Pete Rose gets his 3,631st career hit, passing Stan Musial for the most in NL history.

  • 1987 – Oakland A’s rookie Mark McGwire hits his 38th home run of the year, tying the MLB record for most home runs in a rookie season.

  • 1998 – Albert Belle, then with the White Sox, picks up his 100th RBI of the year, making him just the fourth player in MLB history to have seven consecutive 30 homer 100 RBI seasons.

  • 2002 – Barry Bonds is intentionally walked for the 46th time on the season, setting a new MLB record.

  • 2003 – Rafael Furcal of the Braves records the 12th unassisted triple play in MLB history.

  • 2004 – Barry Bonds becomes the first player in MLB history to have 30 or more homers in 13 consecutive seasons.

210, 2018

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 – Crown Point loses to Hammond Tech 6-0 in their second of only three games that season. The Bulldogs were suspended for the remainder of the season by the IHSAA.

  • 1926 – East Chicago Washington and Michigan City play to a 7-7 tie. It’s the second year in a row that the two teams tied.

  • 1926 – Hammond High defeats Whiting 9-7 for their first, and only, win of the season.

  • 1932 – The Yankees complete a sweep of the Cubs to win the World Series.

  • 1936 – Crown Point defeats Kentland 12-0 for the only win of the season and their first victory since September of 1934.

  • 1947 – Yogi Berra becomes the first player in MLB history to hit a pinch hit home run in the World Series.

  • 1953 – Dodgers pitcher (and Anderson, Indiana native) Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankee hitters in a World Series game.

  • 1954 – The New York Giants sweep the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series.

  • 1964 – Sandy Koufax sets a World Series record by striking out 15 hitters.

  • 1965 – Griffith falls to Gavit 6-0. It’s the final loss in the Tom Kurth era at Griffith as the Panthers would go 4-0-1 to close out the season and Kurth would take the Elkhart Central job in the off-season.

  • 1965 – Morton shuts out Whiting 28-0 on their way to a perfect 10-0 season.

  • 1968 – Bob Gibson breaks Koufax’s record from 1964 by striking out 17 hitters in a World Series game.

  • 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team crashes, killing 31 people.

  • 1970 – Hanover Central loses to Highland 48-13 in the first game of a 14 game losing streak. The Wildcats wouldn’t win another varsity football game until August of 2014 as the program stopped playing after the ’71 season.

  • 1970 – Valparaiso defeats Chicago Austin 44-0 as part of an undefeated 10-0 season.

  • 1971 – Michigan City Rogers plays in their first varsity football game, falling to Chesterton 27-12.

  • 1972 – Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman throws a no-hitter against the Mets.

  • 1974 – Hank Aaron hits career home run #733 in his final at bat as a member of the Braves. He would spend his final two seasons playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.

  • 1978 – Bucky Dent of the Yankees hits a three run homer in the 7th inning to help New York defeat the Red Sox 5-4 in a one game playoff for the division title.

  • 1987 – On their way to a perfect 14-0 state championship season, Hobart defeats Portage 28-0.

  • 1987 – The Andrean 59ers, under coach Ivan Zimmer, defeat Merrillville 6-0. It’s the first Andrean win in “The Battle of Broadway” since 1962.

  • 1987 – Highland defeats Kankakee Valley 41-8 in the first game of an eight week winning streak. The Trojans wouldn’t lose again until the state championship.

  • 1998 – Don Howell picks up his final career win as a head coach with the Brickies defeating Chesterton 14-7. Hobart would lose their next three games and Howell retires in the off-season.

  • 1998 – Highland defeats Munster 12-6 in “The Battle of the Bridge” to improve to 6-1 on the season.

  • 2005 – The NFL plays its first ever regular season game outside of the US as the Cardinals and 49ers square off in Mexico City.

  • 2009 – Rio de Janeiro is selected to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

  • 2009 – Wheeler defeats Lake Station 56-0 as the Bearcat defense shuts out its opponent for the second of four consecutive games.

  • 2009 – Calumet gets its first win at Whiting since 2000 with a 12-9 victory over the Oilers. (Video Highlights Below).

  • 2009 – Andrean scores 40+ points for the fourth time in just seven games with a 44-9 victory over Kankakee Valley. (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2009 – Merrillville routs Valpo 35-7 to pick up win #6 in an eventual 12 game winning streak. The Pirates lost week #1 to Warren Central, win 12 straight games, and then fall to Carmel at semi-state. (Video Highlights Below).

  • 2015 – Michigan City defeats Portage 27-26 for their first victory over the Indians since 2005.

  • 2016 – Vin Scully broadcasts his last Dodgers game after 67 seasons behind the microphone.

Calumet-Whiting

Andrean-KV

Merrillville-Valpo

2908, 2018

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 the first basketball player to go directly from high school to the pros, signing a contract with the Utah Stars of the ABA.

  • 1975 – EC Washington gets a season opening 22-14 win over Horace Mann. It ends up being their only victory of the season.

  • 1975 – Legendary Chesterton football coach Ray Banary starts his final season on the sidelines with a 37-0 victory over Highland. It’s also the final season on the sidelines for Highland legend Ken “Zip” Sypult.

  • 1975 – Bishop Noll defeats Calumet 14-0 in the season opener. Noll goes on to have a perfect 10-0 season.

  • 1975 – Dick Demaree’s final season as head coach of the Merrillville Pirates begins with a 21-0 loss to Hobart.

  • 1975 – Les Thornton makes his debut as head coach of the Griffith Panters, as the team falls to Gavit 25-0. Thornton’s final season as Griffith coach also begins on this date – see below.

  • 1975 – Valpo kicks off an undefeated 12-0 state championship campaign with a 21-14 overtime win over Munster. It’s one of only two games that Valpo wins by single digits, with the state finals being the other.

  • 1977 – Lou Brock breaks Ty Cobb’s 49 year old stolen base record with career steal #893.

  • 1980 – Hobart defeats Lew Wallace 57-7 in Week #2 for their first victory of the year. The Brickies go on to be the Class 3A runner-up.

  • 1980 – The final season for two Region schools begin as Emerson falls to Whiting and Hammond Tech loses to Wirt.

  • 1986 – After the consolidation of EC Roosevelt and EC Washington into EC Central, the Cardinals play in their first varsity football game, defeating Gary Roosevelt 22-20.

  • 1987 – Nolan Ryan strikes out 200 batters in a season for a record 11th time.

  • 1992 – Les Thornton’s final season as Griffith head coach begins with a 43-7 win over Terre Haute North.

  • 1993 – George Brett becomes the third player in MLB history, joining Hank Aaron & Willie Mays, to have 3,000 career hits, 300 home runs and 200 steals

  • 1994 – Mario Lemieux announces a medical league of absence due to fatigue from his radiation treatments. He’ll end up missing all of the 1994-95 season.

  • 1997 – Hobart defeats Griffith 21-6 at Brickie Bowl. It’s the only game the Panthers lose all season long as they go on to win the 4A state title.

  • 2004 – Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima was attacked by a spectator while leading the marathon at the Summer Olympics in Athens

  • 2008 – Griffith hosts Merrillville for the first time since 1974, but the Pirates come away with the win, 24-15. (Video Highlights below)

  • 2008 – Hobart defeats Crown Point 13-7. To date, its the last Brickie win over the Bulldogs (Video Highlights Below)

  • 2009 – Portage hosts St. Rita from Illinois in a Saturday showdown, but the Indians fall 35-20. (Video Highlights Below)

MERRILLVILLE @ GRIFFITH

CROWN POINT @ HOBART

ST. RITA @ PORTAGE

2808, 2018

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 by winning the 200 meter butterfly.

  • 1977 – Nolan Ryan reaches the 300 strikeout mark for the fifth time in his career.

  • 1977 – Pele plays in his final non-exhibition soccer game as his New York Cosmos defeat the Seattle Sounders 2-1.

  • 1981 – Griffith defeats Gavit 16-0 to open the season. The Panthers would go on to finish the season with an 11-1 record, surrendering just 84 points on the year, with 21 of those coming in the season ending loss to Hobart.

  • 1982 – Hobart opens up the season with a 34-0 shutout of Indianapolis Cathedral. The Brickies would be a perfect 13-0 before falling in the state championship game later in the year.

  • 1987 – Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Wille McCovey on the all-time home run list with his 522nd career homer.

  • 1987 – Crown Point defeats rival Merrillville 21-14 in the season opener. The Bulldogs would go on to win their first 10 games before falling to Highland in the playoffs.

  • 1987 – Highland opens up their state runner-up season with a 15-12 loss on the road at “The Warpath” to Portage.

  • 1987 – Hobart defeats Lew Wallace 34-6 to start an eventual state championship season.

 

  • 1990 – Ryne Sandberg becomes the first second baseman in MLB history to hit 30 or more homers in consecutive seasons.

  • 1996 – Vinny Castilla of the Rockies picks up his 100th RBI of the season, giving the team four players with 100 or more runs driven in, tying an MLB record.

  • 1998 – Griffith defeats Hobart 6-3 at ‘The Boneyard”. It’s the first regular season win for the Panthers over the Brickies since October of 1950.

  • 1998 – Morton defeats Wirt 40-0. It’s the only victory of the year for the Governors.

  • 2001 – Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 or more homers in four straight seasons.

  • 2003 – Dodgers closer Eric Gagne sets an MLB record with his 44th consecutive save of the season.

  • 2009 – Highland beats Hammond High 15-13 for the Trojan’s lone victory of the 2009 campaign.

  • 2009 – Merrillville defeats Andrean 28-14. The two teams hadn’t met in “The Battle of Broadway” since 1996. (Video highlights below)

  • 2009 – Lowell defeats Morton 40-26 at “The Governor’s Mansion”. It’s the first of two Lowell wins over Morton that season. (Video highlights below)

  • 2009 – Valpo routs Griffith 51-6 in the first meeting between the two programs since 1966. (Photo gallery below)

  • 2015 – As part of a state runner-up season, Whiting defeats Gavit 41-7 in a Week #2 showdown.

 

ANDREAN VS. MERRILLVILLE

LOWELL VS. MORTON

GRIFFITH VS. VALPO

2208, 2018

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.

  • 1965 – Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hits Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with his bat, causing a 14 minute brawl.

  • 1980 – Bill Veeck agrees to sell the White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo for $20 million. AL owners block the sale.

  • 1984 – Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes the 11th rookie in MLB history to record 200 strikeouts in a season.

  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson for his 5,000th career K. He’s the first pitcher to reach that mark.

  • 2000 – The Rockies use nine pitchers in the first 11 innings against the Braves. Colorado catcher Brent Mayne pitchers, and gets the win, in the 12th. He’s the first position player to get a pitching win since 1968 and first catcher to do so since 1889.

  • 2007 – The Texas Rangers rout the Orioles 30-3 – it’s the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.

1608, 2018

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 only 53 years old.

  • 1954 – Sports Illustrated begins publishing. Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews is on the cover of the first issue.

  • 1965 – The Miami Dolphins become the first expansion franchise in AFL history.

  • 1981 – New Zealand defeats Fiji 13-0 in the highest scoring match in the history of the World Cup.

  • 1997 – The Blackhawks trade star forward Jeremy Roenick to the Coyotes for Alexei Zhamnov, Craig Mills and a first round draft pick.

  • 1998 – Jeff Gordon wins the Pepsi 400, making him just the seventh driver in NASCAR history to win four straight races.

  • 2006 – Bobby Abreu ties an MLB record by drawing 100 walks in a season for the eighth consecutive year.

  • 2008 – Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt sets a world record in the 100 meter dash at the Beijing Olympics, finishing in 9.69 seconds.

  • 2009 – Derek Jeter picks up career hit #2,674, the most ever by a shortstop.

1008, 2018

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 the first time in his career, Arnold Palmer misses a cut and is not eligible to play in the final two rounds of the PGA Championship.

  • 1981 – Pete Rose gets his 3,631st career hit, passing Stan Musial for the most in NL history.

  • 1987 – Oakland A’s rookie Mark McGwire hits his 38th home run of the year, tying the MLB record for most home runs in a rookie season.

  • 1998 – Albert Belle, then with the White Sox, picks up his 100th RBI of the year, making him just the fourth player in MLB history to have seven consecutive 30 homer 100 RBI seasons.

  • 2002 – Barry Bonds is intentionally walked for the 46th time on the season, setting a new MLB record.

  • 2003 – Rafael Furcal of the Braves records the 12th unassisted triple play in MLB history.

  • 2004 – Barry Bonds becomes the first player in MLB history to have 30 or more homers in 13 consecutive seasons.