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Today in Sports History: August 31st

8/31/1969 - Marciano dies in plane crashRocky Marciano, widely respected as one of the greatest boxers of all time, dies in a plane just outside Newton, Iowa. He was one day shy of his 46th...

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Today in Sports History: August 28th

8/28/2003 - Five-way wildcard tie This isn't normally the type of article I write, but I do think it's interesting to look at where the baseball standings were on August 28, 2003. Five National...

Today in Sports History: August 27th

8/27/2004 - America loses in basketball Going into the 2004 Athens Olympics, the United States men's basketball team had lost just two games in 68 years of Olympic competition. Both losses come...

Today in Sports History: August 26th

8/26/1987 - Molitor's streak ends Paul Molitor has his hitting streak end at 39 straight games, as his Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in ten innings. Molitor went 0-4 but could...

Today in Sports History: August 25th

8/25/1894 - Schriver catches ball from monument Since its construction forty years earlier, many baseball players had wondered if it was possible to catch a ball from the top of the Washington...

Today in Sports History: August 22nd

8/22/1965 - Marichal attacks Roseboro with bat Of all the pitcher-batter altercations that have taken place in Major League Baseball, Juan Marichal's tussle with Johnny Roseboro is perhaps the most...

Today in Sports History: August 18th

8/18/1967 - Hamilton beans Tony C 22 year-old Red Sox phenom Tony Conigliaro is beaned with a pitch from the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Conig was off to becoming one of the greatest players the Red Sox...

Today in Sports History: August 15th

Many will remember Jose Offerman for his stint as the lead-off hitter for the Royals and Red Sox in the late 90's. Others will remember his erratic bat-wielding escapade back in 2007. The 38-year...

Today in Sports History: August 13th

8/13/1973 - Brock gets his 3,000th hit At Busch Field, Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock gets the 3,000th hit of his career off the Cubs' Dennis Lamp. It was fitting that Brock did it against the...

Today in Sports History: August 11th

8/11/1929 - Ruth hits #500 Babe Ruth becomes the first player to ever reach the vaulted 500 home run mark. The 500th longball of his career came at the Cleveland Indians' League Park; it was a...

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