Monthly Archives: October 2013

LeBron joins the NBA

On October 29, 2003, LeBron James made his debut in the National Basketball Association with the Cleveland Cavilers. James came out strong for his first game, sporting the number 23 for Michael Jordan, as he scored 25 points. He finished his rookie season with an average of almost 21 points a game and a grand […]

Miami retires #10

On October 28, 2009, the Miami Heat retired the number 10 for point guard Tim Hardaway. Hardaway played in the National Basketball League for 13 seasons. It could have been 14 seasons if it was not for a knee injury forcing him to miss the 1993-94 season. The Chicago native started his career as the […]

The Ricketts take Wrigley from the Tribune

On October 27, 2009, the final documents were signed to transfer the ownership of the Chicago Cubs from the Chicago Tribune to the Ricketts family. Tom and the rest of the Ricketts family promised to move the team in a positive direction, it has been four years and we have yet to see a season […]

This week in sports: Bad Calls in game Three

Last night was probably the first time I have seen the “Obstruction Rule” utilized in a baseball game, or at least the first time I was actively watching baseball. The 5-4 victory taken by the St. Louis Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox was not justified, but not for the reason you might think. The […]

Joe Carter Walks off in the World Series

On October 23, 1993,  Toronto Blue Jay, Joe Carter became the second player in Major League Baseball to hit a home run to win the World Series. Game six of the series ended with the Blue Jays clinching a 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The game was finalized after Carter’s three run home run. Toronto […]

Major League Baseball vs Shoeless Joe Jackson

On October 22, 1920, eight players on the Chicago White Sox and five gamblers were indicted on nine counts of conspiracy and fraud. The trial started in July of 1921. The people involved were being accused of betting on a 1919 World Series game featuring the White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. The teammates were […]

Maurice Richard, first to get 500 NHL Goals

On October 19, 1957, Maurice Richard became the first player in the National Hockey League to score his 500th goal. Richard’s goals helped lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Nicknamed Rocket, Richard spent his entire 18 year career with the Canadiens. He […]