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This Day in Sports History: July 10

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 10

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, July 10 is a day in which five Hall of Famers in a row struck out and women's sports drew its largest crowd.

 

This Day in Sports History: July 2

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 2

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, July 2 is a day in which one of baseball's greatest pitching duels took place and NASCAR, MLB, and soccer all lost one of their greats at too young an age.

 

25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

Ranking the best while considering a number of factors, including steroid use
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25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

"The Long Hot Summer" premieres on ESPN this Sunday before moving over to ESPN+. The "30 for 30" documentary tells the story of the exciting 1998 home run race between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and the complex feelings about it that emerged afterward in the wake of the steroid scandal.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 3

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 3

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, June 3 is a day in which Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan set NBA Finals records and we lost one of the most iconic sports figures of all time.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 2

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 2

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, June 2 is a day in which a blown call ruined a perfect game but brought about great sportsmanship and the Dallas Mavericks came back to lead one of the biggest upsets in NBA Finals history.

 

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.

 

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

Rangers' Josh Hamilton Joins '4 HR Club'

Everything there is to know about four-home run games
<p> The rare feat of hitting four home runs in one game has been accomplished just 14 times since 1900.</p>

On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton hit four home runs off Baltimore pitching.

How rare is that feat?

It’s been accomplished only 14 times since 1900; 16 if you go back prior to the turn of the century when rules were different. That’s four fewer than the number of perfect games during that time.

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.

New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore

Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, Yogi, Jeter, Mo....An elite list of candidates
Two Left Sidebar Images
<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>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. 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.