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This Day in Sports History: August 13

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 13

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, August 13 is a day in which an elbow injury in practice sidelined a Hall of Fame quarterback for nearly two seasons and the longest win streak in MLB history began.

 

This Day in Sports History: August 12

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 12

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, August 12 is a day in which auto racing's most famous track opened and baseball saw one of its biggest brawls. 

 

10 Most Exciting Seasons in MLB History

The 1998 campaign produced some of the best moments in MLB history
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10 Most Exciting Seasons in MLB History

"The Long Hot Summer," which premieres on ESPN this Sunday before moving over to ESPN+, tells the story of the exciting 1998 home run race that captivated the entire country. Only a handful of seasons have produced moments throughout the regular season that transcended the fan base. Here are the 10 most memorable.

 

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: April 24

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: April 24

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, April 24 is a day on which an Old West sharpshooter started on a path to becoming a legend and a trade put a struggling quarterback on the road to Canton.

 

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.

 

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

Baseball's Mt. Rushmores - All 30 Teams

Who are the four players on your favorite team's Mt. Rushmore?
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Every MLB team should have its own Mt. Rushmore — four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization. Here is one man’s opinion for all 30 Mt. Rushmores from Aaron Cook for Colorado to Babe Ruth for New York. Depending on the baseball organization and how long the franchise has existed, some teams were difficult to find four worthy players. Most teams provided ardent debate.

 

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