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This Day in Sports History: May 25

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 25

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 25 is a day in which the most iconic sports photo in history was taken and a legend hit is last home runs.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 20

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 20

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 20 is a day in which Robin Ventura accomplished a feat that no other MLB player in history has achieved and Scottie Pippen made a monster dunk on one of the best centers of all time.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 6

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: May 6

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 6 is a day in which baseball's all-time greatest player hit his first home run and the four-minute mile barrier was broken.

 

What’s the most valuable autographed baseball?

It was signed by 11 of the 12 inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductees
A baseball signed by 11 of the 12 inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame inductees set a new record.

What’s the most valuable autographed baseball?

 

A baseball signed by 11 Baseball Hall of Famers was sold on Aug. 11, 2018, for a record $623,369, according to SCP Auctions. The 11 signatures were Grover Cleveland Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner and Cy Young.

 

12 Most Valuable Baseball Cards Ever

Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and the most valuable baseball cards ever sold
Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and the most valuable baseball cards ever sold

Collecting rare baseball cards is a billion-dollar business. What was once an innocent hobby enjoyed by schoolkids and fanboys has become a booming industry in which the contents of a shoebox or three-ring binder can be flipped for millions of dollars. Rare baseball cards are a more established investment vehicle than Bitcoin, with a 100-plus year history of hide-and-seek success stories and financial windfalls. The most valuable baseball cards combine nostalgia-tinted history, art appreciation and scarcity economics.

 

10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

Joe Carter's blast to win the 1993 World Series is just one of two walk-off home runs in World Series history
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10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total run scored, only three were not courtesy of a home run.

 

Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Red Sox Nation has many choices and arguments aplenty
<p> The overplayed drought of championships from 1918 to 2004 and the Curse of the Bambino have overshadowed what has been a very successful franchise. The Red Sox pose the toughest test to date in selecting just four individuals. Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski are easy choices. The list of candidates for the last two spots is long, and filled with strong arguments.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, Yogi, Jeter, Mo....An elite list of candidates
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<p> The team that started the entire Mt. Rushmore discussion. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson to Derek Jeter. Perhaps we should allow an organization with 27 World Series titles eight faces on its Mt. Rushmore — or at least six.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore

New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox Still Avoiding the Cellar

The two AL powers rarely seen at the bottom
<p> Both teams having sub-par seasons at the same time is rare indeed.</p>

Regardless what the standings look like now, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox teetering near the bottom of the AL East, they are not likely to end the season there. The Baltimore Orioles are bad enough that they won’t let it happen this season, but just in case you’re wondering, the last time the Yankees and Red Sox finished last and next-to-last in their division/league was in 1966. The only other time was way back in 1925.

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