They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!
We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports and teams have left behind.
So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each and every morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of sports’ greatest moments.
1978 – 3,000 for Mr Hustle
Reds outfielder Pete Rose became the 14th member of Major League Baseball’s 3,000 hit club on this day in 1978 when he singled in front 37,000 fans in a home game against the Montreal Expos.
Rose is largely considered (among other things) to be one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. It’s only fitting, however, that accusations from a former Montreal Expos groundskeeper surfaced today suggesting that Rose corked his bat.
1995 – Farewell to the Boston Garden
Host to numerous NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, prize-fights, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and the early days of the WWF, the Boston Garden was widely considered to be one of the greatest arenas in the 1990s, largely due to its rowdy atmosphere and quirky seating.
The Garden hosted its final basketball game on this day in 1995, where the Celtics would lose to the Magic.
2009 – A King is Born
LeBron James was crowned the NBA’s Most Valuable Player on this day in 2009, becoming the first member of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the award. Of course, the rest is history. James went on to win another in 2010, a third in 2012, and his fourth in 2013.