Sports History Weekly

The mission of this publication is two-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.  

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

FOOTBALL October 12, 2008  The Arizona Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 30-24 in overtime. The Cards started off the game with a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and ended it with a blocked punt recovery for 3 yards. They wrapped up the season 9-7 and eventually made the Super Bowl, but were taken down by the Steelers 27-23 for the crown.

20 years ago

BASEBALL October 14, 1998  The San Diego Padres defeat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 to win the National League title. They went on to face the NY Yankees at the World Series but lost the championship after being swept 4-0.  Founded in 1969, the Padres never won a World Series but were National League champs twice, in 1984 and 1998.

30 years ago

HORSE RACING October 13, 1988  Jockey Mike Venezia is killed in an accident at Belmont Park after he is thrown off his horse and trampled by a trailing horse. Venezia rode 2,313 winners in his career and was President of the Jockeys’ Guild from 1975-81. In December, 1964, he won 6 races in just a single day at Aqueduct Racetrack.

40 years ago

AUTO RACING October 8, 1978  American race car driver Mario Andretti wins the F1 Driver’s World Championship. Andretti claimed 6 of the 16 Formula One races that season and today remains the last American to lift an F1 trophy. The Italian-born racer is only one of two drivers to have won the F1, Indycar, NASCAR, and World Sportscar Championship.