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This Day in Sports History: July 13

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 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, July 13 is a day in which a player hit four home runs and four doubles in one game and six future Hall of Famers homered in the All-Star Game.

 

This Day in Sports History: July 9

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 9

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 9 is a day in which the oldest player to make his MLB debut took the field and Derek Jeter reached a hitting milestone with an epic performance.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 17

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 17

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 17 is the day in which the NBA Finals were interrupted for a police chase that shocked the country and one of baseball's all-time greats recorded his 500th homer.

 

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.

 

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

Boston Red Sox Mt. Rushmore

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>

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.

 

Why Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hit streak Is Overrated

Joe DiMaggio wasn't baseball's best hitter during his hitting streak.
<p> Joe DiMaggio wasn't baseball's best hitter during his hitting streak.</p>
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The number 56 is iconic in the baseball world. You know it refers Yankees great Joe DiMaggio’s MLB-record hitting streak from 1941. Other than Pete Rose getting to 44 games in 1978, no player since that magical ’41 season has put together a 40-game streak. It seems like someone usually gets to about 30 games each season (including Dan Uggla’s 33-gamer this season), and the media lauds and lauds the long-standing record of DiMaggio.