Today is Friday, April 12, 2024

Today in
Sports History

1877 - A catcher's mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng.

2004 - The Philadelphia Phillies played their first game at Citizens Bank Park.

2004 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 660th home run to tie Willie Mays for third on baseball's career list.

2007 - The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks played 138 minutes and 6 seconds before the Canucks were able to score an overtime goal and win the game. It was the sixth-longest game in NHL history.

Sports Quote

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
- Gale Sayers