About Sports History Weekly

Sports History Weekly provides timeless articles that are stored in our archives.  Our mission is three-fold:

1) engage readers with sports history articles that are insightful, enlightening and enriching

2) provide a platform for professors, authors and journalists to promote their books and articles. 

3)  promote our quarterly print magazine, which makes a wonderful addition to libraries, offices, and private homes.

We purposely avoid the flashy graphics, or streaming videos found in most internet sites so we can concentrate on the substance of  yester-year's sports stories.  Each article is well researched and written in rich, concise language that packs stimulating  and engaging highlights.

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

BOXING  September 12, 2009  Russia tops the AIBA World Boxing Championships with a total of 8 medals. The highest level of amateur boxing next to the Olympics, the AIBA was first held in 1974 and is today a biennial competition of 10 different weight classes. Cuban heavyweight Felix Savon holds the record for most gold medals (6) at the AIBA.

20 years ago

BASEBALL  September 9, 1999  Baseball pitcher Catfish Hunter dies at the age of 53 from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Throwing from 1965 -1979, the North Carolina native spent his career playing for the Royals, Athletics and Yankees. A 5x World Series champ and 8x All-Star, Hunter was also known as baseball’s first big-money free agent.

30 years ago

FOOTBALL  September 10, 1989  Five days after hitting a home run with the New York Yankees against the Seattle Mariners, Deion Sanders scores his first NFL touchdown in a return punt with the Atlanta Falcons. Sanders played 14 seasons in the NFL during the period 1989-2005, but he also put in 9 seasons as a part-timer with MLB in 1989-2001.

40 years ago

TENNIS  September 5, 1979  At 16 years and 9 months, Tracy Austin becomes the youngest singles champion at the US Open following her defeat of Chris Evert at the final. Over the next several years, the talented prodigy from California reached the quarterfinals & semifinals at the other three Grand Slams but chronic injuries forced her retirement in 1984.