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This Day in Sports History: July 31

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
This Day in Sports History: July 31

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 31 is a day in which a disrupted MLB season resumed and Michael Phelps became the Olympics all-time leader in hardware.

 

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.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 1

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 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, May 1 is a day in which two players made baseball history and a basketball cult classic was released in movie theaters.

 

Oakland Athletics Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

The A's Mt. Rushmore goes back further than the city of Oakland — like all the way to Philadelphia.
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<p> I am continuing the series of MLB Mt. Rushmores. The question was posed earlier this season whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore. That certainly piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that all MLB 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. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. 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.

 

Oakland A's Mt. Rushmore

Oakland Athletics Mt. Rushmore

The A's Mt. Rushmore goes back further than the city of Oakland — like all the way to Philadelphia.
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<p> I am continuing the series of MLB Mt. Rushmores. The question was posed earlier this season whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore. That certainly piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that all MLB 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. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Let the arguments begin.</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.