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This Day in Sports History: August 24

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 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, August 24 is a day in which an MLB great was banned for life and the NFL's most exciting quarterback was suspended indefinitely.

 

This Day in Sports History: August 1

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 1

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 1 is a day in which one of baseball's most memorable hit streaks came to an end and the Olympics were hosted one of the greatest threats the world has ever seen.

 

This Day in Sports History: July 23

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This Day in Sports History: July 23

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 23 is a day in which Jackie Robinson broke Cooperstown's color barrier and Kerri Strug gave one of the gutsiest performances in Olympic history.

 

This Day in Sports History: July 14

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This Day in Sports History: July 14

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 14 is a day in which a Tour de France winner was killed in World War I and Pete Rose showed what he was willing to do to win an exhibition game.

 

This Day in Sports History: April 30

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This Day in Sports History: April 30

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 30 is a day in which a revolutionary NBA player was drafted and one of the most memorable manager/umpire confrontations took place.

 

A Brief History of Pro Athletes Participating in Wrestlemania

Athletes from The Greatest to L.T. have been part of WWE's flagship event
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A Brief History of Pro Athletes Participating in Wrestlemania

Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will host Wrestlemania XXXVI, taking place April 4-5, at an empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. This will mark the second time Gronk has appeared on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) flagship event.

 

Cincinnati Reds Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Hint: Think Big Red Machine
<p> The question posed recently whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a bar can figure that out, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.</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.

 

Cincinnati Reds Mt. Rushmore

New Report Shows Pete Rose Bet on Baseball As a Player

Banned from the MLB for betting on baseball as a manager, new documents show that he also gambled as a player.

Pete Rose has been widely known as one of the MLB’s greatest and controversial players. While as a manager for the Cincinnati Reds, the team he spent most of his career with, he bet on baseball games. Gambling on one’s own sport is clearly prohibited and is considered one of the most atrocious crimes in sports. His actions led the MLB to ban him from baseball and the Hall of Fame.

 

12 Amazing Ichiro Facts that Prove He’s One of the Best Ever

Hits, Hits and More Hits
No matter where you stand on the issue of counting Ichiro’s 4,000 hits, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the man’s talent and accomplishments. He will be a member of the Hall of Fame one day, most certainly on the first ballot.

No matter where you stand on the issue of counting Ichiro’s 4,000 hits, it’s difficult not to be impressed by the man’s talent and accomplishments. With an approach that makes hitting coaches across the country cringe, the hitting machine is blessed with incredible hand-eye coordination and athletic ability.

He swings at pitches that seem unhittable — even pitches that bounce — and yet he owns more hits during his time in America than anyone, and it’s not even close.

7 Crappy Pete Rose Commercials That May Be Better Than His Reality Show

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