Today in Sports History: September 29

  By Jonah Sharf On September 29, 1985, Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon was sacked by the Dallas Cowboys’ defense an NFL record 12 times. Among those defenders who had 2 sacks for the Cowboys were John Dutton, Randy White, and Too Tall Jones. The legendary defensive performance still stands as the most times a…

Today in Sports History: September 28

By Jonah Sharf On September 28, 1988, Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser broke Don Drysdale’s consecutive scoreless innings record by pitching 10 shutout innings against the San Diego Padres. Hershiser gave up just four hits in the game, walking one and striking out three in his final regular season start of that year. The game brought…

Today in Sports History: September 27

By Jonah Sharf On September 27, 2005, the Atlanta Braves clinched their 14th straight division title, which remains the record for most consecutive division titles in MLB history, and the 14 straight postseason appearances as a result is also a record. The Braves dynasty is one of the most unprecedented and unparalleled runs in baseball…

Today in Sports History: September 26

  By Jonah Sharf On September 26, 1981, the legendary Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros pitched a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the fifth no-hitter of his career, passing fellow pitching legend Sandy Koufax for most no-hitters in a career. Ryan would finish with an unprecedented seven no-hitters when he retired. In…

A Career in Sports Photography through the lens of John McDonough

By Jonah Sharf John McDonough never wanted to become a sports photographer—he wanted to be a sports writer—until he was handed a camera by a staff photographer during one of his assignments early in his career. Not long after that, McDonough got a job with the LA Times in San Diego after graduating from Arizona State….

Today in Sports History: September 25

By Jonah Sharf On September 25, 2000, during the Summer Olympics, dunking legend Vince Carter of the USA pulled off what is considered one of the greatest dunks of all time, jumping over France’s Frederic Weis. The dunk is known as “le dunk de la mort” in France, or “the dunk of death.” While this…

Today in Sports History: September 24

By Jonah Sharf On September 24, 1979, the legendary Pete Rose recorded his 200th hit of the season, making it the 10th and final season in which he reached the mark in his career. With his 10th season of 200 or more hits, he passed Ty Cobb for the most such seasons. The record has…

Today in Sports History: September 23

By Jonah Sharf On September 23, 1988, Jose Canseco stole two bases to become the first player in MLB history to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season. Only three other players have joined the 40-40 club—Barry Bonds in 1996, Alex Rodriguez in 1998, and Alfonso Soriano in 2006. Canseco…

Today in Sports History: September 22

By Jonah Sharf On September 22, 1991, legendary NFL coach Don Shula led the Miami Dolphins to a win, giving him his 300th career NFL victory. Shula went on to win 347 games in his career, which is still the record for most victories by an NFL coach. He is considered one of the greatest…

Today in Sports History: September 21

By Jonah Sharf On September 21, 1991, USA Basketball announced 10 of the 12 players who would be on team USA’s Dream Team in the 1992 Olympics. The players named were Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, and John Stockton. The final two…