Monday, October 17, 2016

This Week (October 17th-22nd) In Sports History

October 17th


Today, in 1848, was the "birth of William 'Candy' Cummings." He "created the curve ball" (Today in Sports, n.d.).

October 18th


Today, in 1974, "Chicago Bulls' Nate Thurmond becomes first in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks" (Today in Sports, n.d.).


October 19th


Today, in 1957, "Maurice 'Rocket' Richard, Montreal Canadiens, becomes first NHL player to score 500 goals" (Today in Sports, n.d.).



October 20th


Today, in 1963, "Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yards" (Today in Sports, n.d.).

October 21st


Today, in 1979 "Grete Waitz wins woman participation in New York City marathon (2:27:33)" ("Today in Sports History", n.d.).

October 22nd


Today, in 1939, the "first TV NFL game" was the "Philadelphia Eagles versus Brooklyn Dodgers" (Today in Sports, n.d.). 

References


1963 Topps Jim Brown | PSA CardFacts™. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2016, from http://www.psacard.com/cardfacts/football-cards/1963-topps/jim-brown-14/8092/

1st NFL televised football game... - RareNewspapers.com. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2016, from http://www.rarenewspapers.com/view/574748?list_url=/list/*Discounted%20Issues?page=4 

a2zme. (2009, May 17). Maurice (Rocket) Richard - Birth of a Legend. Retrieved October 19, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF9VsEDXeUM

ASH BG. (2016). 5 Times NBA Players Have Recorded A Quadruple Double. Retrieved October 18, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO23vpjBHYc

By Nate Thurmond, as told to Brett Ballantini. (n.d.). Nate Thurmond's Most MemoraBull Game. Retrieved October 18, 2016, from http://www.nba.com/bulls/history/thurmond_741018.html

NFL. (2016, July 29). #2: Jim Brown | The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (2010) | #FlashbackFridays. Retrieved October 21, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD_sqMKZRmQ

No Author. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2016, from https://www.pinterest.com/source/photojrad.meximas.com

Nyrrvideo. (2009, January 12). Grete Waitz - NYC Marathon Legend, 50 Great Moments in NYRR History. Retrieved October 21, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GUOwU08ruY 

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1017.htm

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 18, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1018.htm

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1019.htm

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1020.htm 

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 21, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1021.htm

Today in Sports History. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2016, from http://thisdayinhistoryinfo.info/sports/1022.htm

National Baseball Hall Of Fame. (n.d.). Candy Cummings. Retrieved October 17, 2016, from http://baseballhall.org/hof/cummings-candy