Category Archive: Sports

Nov 17

November 17, 1982: Duk Koo Kim Dies

On this day in 1982, South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim died from injuries sustained in a boxing match with Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada. His death is the most influential moment in boxing in the last 50 years.

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Nov 12

November 12, 1933: First Sunday Football Game Played in Philadelphia

On this day in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles tied the Chicago Bears 3-3 at the city’s Baker Bowl. The contest was the first football game to be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.

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Nov 02

November 2, 2007: The Fabulous Moolah Dies

On this day in 2007, Mary Lillian Ellison died of a possible heart attack or blood clot following shoulder replacement surgery. The wrestler, better known as “The Fabulous Moolah,” was 84 years old.

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Nov 01

November 1, 1959: Jacques Plante Dons First Protective Hockey Mask

On this day in 1959, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante donned a protective hockey mask in a game against the New York Rangers. A few players had worn protective masks before then, but Plante became the first hockey player to wear a protective mask full time.

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Oct 28

October 28, 1973: Elmore Smith Sets Single-Game Shot Block Record

On this day in 1973, Los Angeles Laker center Elmore Smith set the NBA single-game shot block record with 17 in a 111-98 victory over the Portland Trailblazers. This is a record that no current player has come close to touching.

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Oct 26

October 26, 1982: Steve Carlton Receives Fourth Cy Young Award

On this day in 1982, Steve Carlton received his fourth Cy Young Award. At the time, he was the first pitcher to receive baseball’s highest honor for that position that many times.

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Oct 25

October 25, 1921: Bat Masterson Dies

On this day in 1921, William Barclay “Bat” Masterson died after finishing his article for his New York newspaper, The Morning Telegraph. This was the sad end of one of the era’s greatest lawmen and sportswriters.

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Oct 15

October 15, 2000: Dale Earnhardt Wins Last Race

On this day in 2000, Dale Earnhardt won the Talladega 500 thanks to an unbelievable comeback in the final laps. The victory was the last win of “The Intimidator’s” career and one of his most dramatic.

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Oct 14

October 14, 2003: Steve Bartman Catches Hell

On this day in 2003, Chicago Cubs outfielder Moisés Alou went for a foul ball hit by Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo at Wrigley Field in the eighth inning of game six the National League Championship Series. At the same time, a group of fans went to catch it, including Steve Bartman, who accidentally deflected the ball out of Alou’s reach.

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Oct 10

October 10, 1990: Oakland A’s Win American League

On this day in 1990, the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 to complete a four-game sweep and win the American League Championship Series at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum. The win set the stage for one of the biggest upsets in World Series history.

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