Today in Sports History: August 31

By Jonah Sharf On August 31, 1990, Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. became the first father-son duo to play in the same Major League lineup. Playing for the Seattle Mariners, the Griffeys started in left field and center field and second and third in the lineup, respectively. Griffey Sr. was 40 years old…

Today in Sports History: August 30

By Jonah Sharf On August 30, 1997, the Houston Comets beat the New York Liberty 65-51 to become the first ever WNBA Champions. The Comets were led by the WNBA’s inaugural MVP Cynthia Cooper, who scored 25 points in the game and was named the Championship MVP. Cooper also led the team with four assists,…

Today in Sports History: August 29

By Jonah Sharf On August 29, 1974, Moses Malone was drafted by and signed a professional contract with the ABA’s Utah Stars, and he became the first player in modern basketball to go directly from high school to a professional league. Malone was instantly a great player, becoming an ABA All-Star in his rookie season,…

Today in Sports History: August 28

By Jonah Sharf On August 28, 1977, Brazilian soccer legend Pelé played in the final non-exhibition match of his career, the North American Soccer League championship, where his New York Cosmos defeated the Seattle Sounders 2-1. Pelé is widely considered to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest soccer player of all time….

Today in Sports History: August 27

By Jonah Sharf On August 27, 1982, Oakland A’s legend Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock’s single season record for most stolen bases in a season with his first steal of the game and 119th of the season. Henderson would go on to steal three more bases in that game, and finished the season with 130…

Today in Sports History: August 26

By Jonah Sharf On August 26, 1999, legendary sprinter Michael Johnson set the world record in the 400 meters at the World Track and Field Championships in Seville, Spain. Johnson beat the previous record of 43.29 seconds set by Butch Reynolds 11 years earlier with a time of 43.18 seconds. Johnson won eight gold medals…

Today in Sports History: August 10

Note: Due to technical issues, this article was removed from our site. This is a re-uploaded version, which is why it is out of order. By Jonah Sharf On August 10, 2004, home run-hitting legend Barry Bonds became the first player ever to hit 30 home runs in 13 consecutive season. The record was tied…

Today in Sports History: August 25

By Jonah Sharf On August 25, 1991, American sprinting legend Carl Lewis won the gold medal in the 100 meter race at the World Championships in Tokyo, and set a then-world record of 9.86 seconds. The record only stood for three years until it was passed, and has since been surpassed by almost 0.2 seconds,…

Today in Sports History: August 24

By Jonah Sharf On August 24, 1972, “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame after 25 years with the Detroit Red Wings, despite coming back two years later to play in the WHA. It’s hard to start to name off the accomplishments he reached during his career, as he is…