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Ashley Martin makes history

Dave Carney 8/30/2021 In today’s Classic Sports Moment we look back to this day in sports history when Ashley Martin became the first woman to play in a Division I football game. She kicked three extra points in the game. Related posts: BIG history: The Battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Reliving the BIGGEST upset in […]

*Disgraced* Pete Rose: Banned from Baseball

Dave Carney 8/23/2021 On This Day in Sports History the *Disgraced* slugger Pete Rose, a.k.a. Charlie Hustle voluntarily accepted a permanent place on baseball’s ineligible list. for gambling allegations. Take a look back at CNN’s coverage in today’s Classic Sports Moment. Related posts: Mickey Mantle “retirement” on The Ed Sullivan Show Cal Ripken’s final at […]

On this day: Babe Ruth passes away

This Day in Sports History 1953 the great Babe Ruth died of cancer at 53. Take a look at this great video which takes you back to the life, times, and death of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. Related posts: Cal Ripken’s final at bat Hank Aaron get’s his 3,000th hit Mr. Baseball: Bob Uecker “Mr. […]

The day the NHL changed forever

Dave Carney 8/9/2021 Thirty years ago today, Wayne Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. The trade was at Gretzky’s request. He was sent to the Kings with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley. Edmonton received Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelina, three first-round draft picks and cash. The Gretzky trade sent Canada […]

Michael Phelps makes Olympic history

Dave Carney 8/2/2021 In today’s Classic Sports Moment we look back to August 2nd, 2012 when Michael Phelps made Olympic history. Phelps won his 16th Gold Medal when he won the 200-meter individual medley. With the victory he became the first male swimmer to win the same event in three consecutive Olympics. Related posts: Summer […]

Disco Demolition 1979!

Dave Carney 7/12/2021 On this day in sports history, Thursday, July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, “Disco Demolition Night” ended in a riot. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and […]

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