Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 31


2005  Red Sox GM Theo Epstein resigns – will return
2001  NYY beat Arizona on Derek Jeter’s bottom of the 10th
1989  Lenny Wilkens gets his 1st NBA coaching win
1987  1st jockey to win 9 races in a day – Chris Antley – 4 at Aqueduct and 5 at Monmouth
1983  Football pioneer George Halas died at age 88
1979  Mike Flanagan of Baltimore wins AL Cy Young – 23-9, 3.08 ERA – never won more than 16 in his next 15 seasons
1973  Tom Seaver wins the NL Cy Young – 1st pitcher to win it that did not have at least 20 wins – 19-10, 2.08 ERA, 18 complete games, 251 strikeouts
1972  Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young – 24-16, 1.92 ERA, 29 complete games
1967  Mike McCormick of Giants wins NL Cy Young – 20-10, 2.85 ERA, 14 complete games – never won more than 15 in his next 16 year career
1943  Washington Redskins Sammy Baugh passes for 6 TDs in a game

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 30


2001  John Stockton begins his 18th season with Utah – longest with one team in NBA history – Hakeem Olajuwon had 17 with Houston
2001  President Bush throws out the 1st pitch in game 3 of the World Series in honor of NYC’s first responders – Yankees win 2-1
1996  Philadelphia names Terry Francona manager
1984  Detroit reliever Willie Hernandez named AL Cy Young winner – only 3rd reliever to win it – 9-3, 1.92 ERA, 32 saves – all are career bests
1981  Pat Riley makes his NBA coaching debut with the LA Lakers
1981  Isiah Thomas makes his NBA debut with the Detroit Pistons
1974  “Catfish” Hunter wins AL Cy Young – 25-12, 2.29 ERA – his 4th straight 20 win season – will win 24 in 1875
1974  Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in Zaire – “Rumble in the Jungle”, “Rope a Dope”
1963  Sandy Koufax wins NL MVP – 25-5, 1.88 ERA, 306 strikeouts             
1954  NBA adopts use of the 24 second clock                                
1945  Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to the Triple A team in Montreal

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 29


2008  Philadelphia wins World Series – resumed game 5 that had begun 2 days earlier
2006  Oakland beats Pittsburgh 20-13 despite only getting 9 1st downs and 98 total yards to 360 for the Steelers – Chris Carr of Oakland had a 100 yard interception for a TD
1995  Jerry Rice becomes NFL career receiving leader with 14,040 yards
1995  Arizona beats Seattle 20-14 as teams combine for 11 turnovers including Arizona’s interception for a TD in overtime
1989  Ozzie Newsome ends his NFL consecutive game reception streak at 150
1982  John Havlicek makes his 10,000th career field goal – only second in NBA history to do so
1982  Dominique Wilkins makes his NBA debut – averaged, 24.8 points, 6.7 rebounds – 9 time All-Star
1982  James Worthy makes his NBA debut – 17.6 average, 5.1 rebounds – 7 time All-Star, 3 time champion, 1987-88 NBA finals MVP
1975  Fred Lynn of Red Sox is named AL rookie of the year – will later be named MVP also - .331 average, 21 HRs, 47 doubles, 103 runs scored, 105 RBI
1969  Tom Seaver named NL Cy Young winner – 25-7, 2.21 ERA, 18 complete games, 208 strikeouts
1960  Muhammad Ali’s 1st pro fight – beat Tunney Hunsaker in 6
1959  Early Wynn of White Sox wins Cy Young – 22-10, 3.17 ERA, 14 complete games
1931  Lefty Grove Named AL MVP – 31-4, 2.06 ERA, 27 complete games

Friday, October 26, 2012

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GOVERNMENT AND COWS

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 28


2007  Red Sox win the World Series as they sweep Colorado – Rockies had won 21 of 22 games to make the playoffs
2006  Red Auerbach died – won 9 NBA championships with the Celtics
2001  Diamondbacks’ Randy Johnson pitches a 3 hit shutout vs. NYY to take a 2 game lead in the series
2001  New Orleans gives St. Louis their 1st loss of the season as Kurt Warner throws 4 interceptions and they lose 4 fumbles – St. Louis still out gained them 474 yards to 320
1995  Atlanta wins the World Series in 6 games 1-0 as they hold Cleveland to one hit – Indians batted .179 in the series
1989  Oakland sweeps Giants in the World Series – Dave Stewart had 2 of the wins and is named MVP
1983  Clyde Drexler makes his NBA debut with Portland – 20.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists average for his career
1981  Dodgers beat NYY to win World Series in 6 games – George Frazier of NYY lost 3 of the games (tied record) – pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 7 runs in the losses
1973  Elmore Smith of the LA Lakers blocks NBA record 17 shots in a game vs. Portland
1968  Bob Gibson wins Cy Young unanimously – 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 28 complete games, 13 shutouts, 268 strikeouts
1967  Walt Frazier makes his NBA debut – 18.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assist career average – 7 time all defensive team, 2 time champion
1962  YA Tittle passes for 505 yards and throws 7 TDs in a 49-34 win over Washington

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY OCTOBER 27


2006  St. Louis wins the World Series – had only won 83 regular season games
2004  Boston wins their first World Series in 86 years as they sweep St. Louis
2003  Red Sox announce that manager Grady Little’s contract will not be renewed
2002  Emmitt Smith breaks career rushing yardage record of Walter Payton
2002  Angels win World Series as they beat San Francisco in game 7 – their 1st title in their 42nd year
1999  NYY beat Atlanta to win their 25th World Series – Braves have lost 4 World Series this decade
1991  Minnesota wins World Series 1-0 in 10 innings – Jack Morris named MVP as he gave up 3 earned runs in 22 innings – 5 of the 7 games were decided by 1 run – both Minnesota and Atlanta were last in their division in 1990
 
1989  World Series resumes after a 10 day delay due to the earthquake in San Francisco  - Oakland beats Giants 13-7
1986  NY Mets beat Red Sox in game 7 of World Series
1985  Royals beat St. Louis 11-0 in game 7 of the World Series – Cardinals batted only .185 in the series – lowest ever for a 7 game series
1985  NYY fire Billy Martin for the 4th time
1984  Reuben Mayes of Washington State runs for NCAA record 357 yards
1984  Hakeem Olajuwon makes his NBA debut – 26,946 points, NBA record 3,830 blocks, 21.8 average, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game in his career
1956  Tommy Heinsohn makes his NBA debut – Rookie of the Year – 8 time champion