Today in Sports History: August 10

By Jonah Sharf On August 10, 1981, Pete Rose, then of the Philadelphia Phillies, hit his 3,631st hit of his baseball career, breaking Stan “the Man” Musial’s record for most hits by a National Leaguer. To make it even sweeter, Rose earned the record against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team Musial played his entire…

Today in Sports History: August 9

By Jonah Sharf On August 9, 2002, Barry Bonds reached the 600 home run plateau, less than a year and a half after hitting his 500th. He would hit it against Kip Wells of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team he started his career with. Bonds would bat .370 in 2002 with 46 home runs, along…

Today in Sports History: July 29

By Jonah Sharf On July 29, 1988, starting pitcher Rick Sutcliffe of the Chicago Cubs completed one of the rarest feats in baseball by stealing home — especially for a pitcher. The Cubs would go on to win the game 8-3, and Sutcliffe would earn the victory.

Today in Sports History: June 18

By Jonah Sharf On June 18, 2014, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 15 Colorado Rockies in a no-hitter. It remains the only no-hitter of the generational talent’s career. The 15 strikeouts are a Dodgers record for most in a no-hitter. The no-hitter was saved in the 7th inning by an incredible…

Today in Sports History: May 18

By Jonah Sharf On May 18, 2004, 40-year-old Diamondback pitcher Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game against the Atlanta Braves. Johnson became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to record a perfect game. There have been only 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball’s 140-plus year history. Johnson was one of the most intimidating pitchers…

Today in Sports History: May 9

By Michael Romanelli On May 9th, 1984, the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the longest game in MLB History. A 1920 game between the Boston Braves and the Brooklyn Robins went 26 innings, but it would take 3 hours and 50 minutes. That game would seem short compared to the 8 hours…

Today in Sports History: May 5

By Michael Romanelli On May 5th, 1978, Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds singled to left field for the 3,000th hit of his career. The game was against the Montreal Expos. Rose would retire in 1986 with 4,256 hits, the most in Major League history. To this date, the 3,000 hit club is one of…

Today in Sports History: May 1

By Jonah Sharf On May 1, 1991, Oakland Athletics outfielder Rickey Henderson stole his 939th base to break Lou Brock’s record for stolen bases in a career. Henderson stole a total of 1,406 bases in his major league career, almost 500 more than the next closest player. Henderson was also the premiere lead-off hitter of…

Today in Sports History: April 29

By Jonah Sharf On April 29, 1986, Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox struck out 20 batters in nine innings, becoming the first player in MLB history to do so — he would do it again 10 years later to become the only player to do it twice. Other than Clemens, Kerry Wood and…

Today in Sports History: April 13

By Jonah Sharf On April 13, 1984, 21 years to the day from his first career hit, Pete Rose, then playing for the Montreal Expos, recorded his 4,000th career hit. This made Rose the second player in MLB history to record 4,000 hits after Ty Cobb. By the end of his career, Rose finished with…