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This Day in Sports History: August 13

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 2 weeks ago
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...

This Day in Sports History: August 1

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 3 weeks ago
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...

This Day in Sports History: July 31

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 4 weeks ago
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...

MLB's 10 Oldest Ballparks

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 day ago
No other sport arguably has as rich a history as Major League Baseball. One reason is because of its 120-plus years of national popularity. Another comes from the ballparks, some of which are so old that they are in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. With that in mind, here are MLB's 10 oldest ballparks.   NOTE: While Tropicana Field opened in 1990, it did not house the...

This Day in Sports History: July 24

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 5 days ago
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 24 is the date of the famous "Pine Tar...

This Day in Sports History: July 16

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 week ago
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 16 is a day in which Joe DiMaggio hit in his...

This Day in Sports History: July 13

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 2 weeks ago
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...

This Day in Sports History: June 29

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 3 hours ago
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 29 is one in which two no-hitters were thrown...

10 Most Exciting Seasons in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 2 weeks ago
"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.   10. 1994 After the 1994 season ended in mid-August because of...

25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 2 weeks ago
"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.   Debating the best sluggers in MLB history was always a fun topic for baseball...