Today is Friday, August 12, 2022

Today in
Sports History

1879 - The first National Archery Association tournament took place in Chicago, IL.

1964 - Mickey Mantle set a major league baseball record when he hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game.

1969 - The Boston Celtics were sold for $6 million. To date it was the highest price paid for a pro basketball team.

1973 - Jack Nicklaus won his 14th major golf title. The win broke the record that had been held by Bobby Jones for 50 years.

1986 - Rod Carew became the first player in the history of the California Angels franchise to have his uniform (#29) retired.

1994 - Major league baseball players went on strike rather than allow team owners to limit their salaries. The strike lasted for 232 days. As a result, the World Series was wiped out for the first time in 90 years.

2016 - Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter, 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle at the same Olympics. She was the first to win swimmer to win all three at the same Olympics since Debbie Meyer in 1968.

Sports Quote

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance. I've never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley