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This Day in Sports History: August 14

By Aaron Tallent, 2 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, August 14 is a day in which the most successful...

MLB's 10 Oldest Ballparks

By Aaron Tallent, 2 months 4 weeks 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 17

By Aaron Tallent, 3 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 13 is a day in which the now-defunct USFL held...

This Day in Sports History: July 9

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, July 9 is a day in which the oldest player to make...

This Day in Sports History: June 27

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, June 27 is a day in a very hyped fight lasted 90...

This Day in Sports History: June 12

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, June 12 is the day in which baseball's most...

25 Best Sluggers in MLB History

By Aaron Tallent, 4 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...

This Day in Sports History: June 6

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, June 6 is a day in which the Chicago Bulls held a...

This Day in Sports History: May 26

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 1 day 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, May 26 is a day in which Larry Bird made a game-...

This Day in Sports History: May 25

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 2 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, May 25 is a day in which the most iconic sports...