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This Day in Sports History: August 29

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 29

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 29 is a day in which a beaning led to a great political career and a natural disaster displaced sports in a city for at least one season.

 

This Day in Sports History: August 19

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 19

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 19 is a day in which MLB's greatest hitter recorded his 3,000th hit and the sport's shortest player made his only appearance.

 

This Day in Sports History: June 12

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: June 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, June 12 is the day in which baseball's most renowned institution opened and a double-murder rocked the sports world and the country as a whole.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 15

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 15

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 15 is a day in which Joe DiMaggio began his record hit streak and Len Barker achieved perfection.

 

This Day in Sports History: April 25

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This Day in Sports History: April 25

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 25 is a day on which a legend hit one of his relatively few home runs and baseball returned after the only canceled season in its 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.

 

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.

 

Detroit Tigers Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Which Detroit Hall of Famers should be on Mt. Rushmore?
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<p> There is no shortage of candidates for the Tigers’ Mt. Rushmore, but Ty Cobb may be the lonely lock. One thing for certain, all four honorees will be Hall of Famers.</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.

 

Detroit Tigers Mt. Rushmore

Which Detroit Hall of Famers should be on Mt. Rushmore?
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<p> There is no shortage of candidates for the Tigers’ Mt. Rushmore, but Ty Cobb may be the lonely lock. One thing for certain, all four honorees will be Hall of Famers.</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.

 

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