Dec-24-1950: Cleveland Browns Win First of 3 NFL Title Battles Against Los Angeles Rams

In 1945, the Cleveland Rams won their first NFL championship, beating the Washington Redskins 15-14 at Cleveland Stadium in -8 degree weather in what was the coldest game in NFL history at that time. The was the Rams last game … Continue reading Dec-24-1950: Cleveland Browns Win First of 3 NFL Title Battles Against Los Angeles Rams

Oct-31-1950: Earl Lloyd Breaks NBA’s Color Barrier

While the color barrier fell in the NFL in 1946 and Major League Baseball in 1947, it would not be until this day in 1950 that the NBA broke the color barrier. Three African-American players had been signed that year: … Continue reading Oct-31-1950: Earl Lloyd Breaks NBA’s Color Barrier

Oct-20-2004: The Red Sox Complete the Greatest Comeback in History

In telling the tale of the greatest comeback in baseball history, the question arises – where do you begin. Do you begin: In 1918, where the Red Sox had won their third World Series in four years only to begin … Continue reading Oct-20-2004: The Red Sox Complete the Greatest Comeback in History

Oct-13: A Triple Crown Day for Boston with WS Wins in 1903, 1914 and 1915

On this day, three of the first World Series crowns won by Boston teams came on this day with wins by the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) in 1903, the Boston Braves (now Atlanta) in 1914 and the Red Sox … Continue reading Oct-13: A Triple Crown Day for Boston with WS Wins in 1903, 1914 and 1915

Oct 4 – Dodgers Win First WS (1955) and Play First WS Game in California (1959)

Today marks two landmark days in Dodgers history – the day it won its first and only World Series in Brooklyn and the day it played the very first World Series game in California. The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared … Continue reading Oct 4 – Dodgers Win First WS (1955) and Play First WS Game in California (1959)

Sept-29: The Catch, Debuts and Farewells and the White Sox Make History

September 29th is an epic day in baseball history, most notably for “The Catch” by Willie Mays in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series, but also because it represents the final game for Mays and the Giants in New … Continue reading Sept-29: The Catch, Debuts and Farewells and the White Sox Make History

Dodgers Win 8th Consecutive NL West Crown, 3rd Longest Streak in Baseball

This week, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their 8th consecutive National League West title with a 7-2 win over the Oakland A’s at Dodger Stadium Tuesday night. Only the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees have had longer streaks. Franchise … Continue reading Dodgers Win 8th Consecutive NL West Crown, 3rd Longest Streak in Baseball

Two 3-1 Comebacks Loom Large Over NBA Conference Finals

When Utah’s Donovan Mitchell’s three-point shot for the win at the buzzer bounced off the rim in Game 7 of the first round of playoffs, the young Denver Nuggets became only the twelfth team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit … Continue reading Two 3-1 Comebacks Loom Large Over NBA Conference Finals