On This Day in Sports May 26th

On This Day: May 13

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.

1958 – Stan the Man 

Plenty happened on this day in baseball history, but perhaps nothing is more important than St Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame outfielder Stan Musial earning his 3,000th hit. 

Musial achieved the milestone against the rival Chicago Cubs with a pinch-hit, RBI double at Wrigley Field, becoming the eighth player in Major League history to reach 3,000 hits. 

Musial retired in 1963 with 3,630 hits to his name, which remains the fourth-most in Major League history behind Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb and Pete Rose.

Only 32 players in the Major League’s have ever achieved the 3,000 mark. 

Also on this day in baseball… 

  • 1955: Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive home runs 
  • 1980: The Cubs win their 8,000th game 
  • 1983: Reggie Jackson becomes the first Major Leaguer to strike out 2,000 times 
  • 1993: George Brett hits his 300th home run

2008 – A King Sized Poster

2012 – Who Could Forget?

There is absolutely nothing quite like the conclusion to the Premier League’s 2011-12 season. 

On this day eight years ago, Manchester City were crowned the champions for the first time in competition history after defeating QPR 3-2 at home.

City was awarded the trophy on goal difference ahead of rivals Manchester United, but they certainly had to earn it coming back from 2-1 down against Rangers with two goals in stoppage time. 

At this point, just about everyone was delighted to see the Red Devils fall short, but little did they know this would open the door for Manchester City to win three more trophies in the coming years. 

Also on this day in football… 

  • 2018: Arsenal wins 1-0 at Huddersfield in Arsene Wenger’s final game as manager 
  • 2018: Mo Salah scores in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Brighton to set a new Premier League single season goal-scoring record (32)

Happy Birthday To…

  • The man everyone secretly loves, Dennis Rodman, who turns 59!
  • Two time All-Star and 2013 James Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban, who turns 31!
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