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A Brief History On November 18, 1982, five days after a championship fight for the lightweight (135 pounds) crown, Kim Duk-Koo of Korea died from a blow given by Ohio boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, the defending champ. Digging Deeper Challenger Kim Duk-Koo brought a professional record of 17-1-1 into the fight and held his own early in the fight, but the champ dominated the later rounds.  The fight was stopped in the 14th round after Kim was solidly knocked down by Mancini.  The fight was not stopped soon enough, however, as just minutes later Kim fell into a coma and never woke up, dying a few days…

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A Brief History On October 28, 2004, Seattle Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki, the first major league baseball (MLB) player to come from Japan, broke George Sisler’s treasured 84-year-old record by hitting 262 balls for base hits in one season.  Suzuki, better known simply as Ichiro, had come to the U.S. to play professional baseball after already being a star in Japan. Digging Deeper Starting with being named the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 2001, Ichiro made an impression on American baseball that will be hard to forget.  10 seasons in a row he smacked 200 or more hits…

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A Brief History On October 7, 1916, in the most lopsided college football game of all time, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland College 222-0.  That is really, really creaming the other side!  Back on August 22, 2014, we ran a list titled “10 Times One Side REALLY Creamed the Other Side (Lopsided Victories),” and here we list another 9.  Last time some folks complained about the lack of examples from American football, so this follow-up list makes up for that.  As always, feel free to mention your own examples of mismatched opponents in the comments section.  Please note that YouTube videos are not available for many…

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A Brief History On October 5, 2001, Barry Bonds hit two home runs giving him a total of 72 home runs in one baseball season and breaking Mark McGwire’s record of 70.  Bonds would later be implicated in a far-reaching steroids scandal that would also include McGwire.  On August 3, 2014 History and Headlines ran a list of “10 Sports Scandals,” and below we elaborate on 9 more.  There seems to be a never-ending supply of these, so if you do not see your favorite, you may see it in a future list. Digging Deeper 9. Ball Four, Baseball Exposé…

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A Brief History On September 26, 1981, Nolan Ryan, right-handed pitcher for the Houston Astros, pitched his record-breaking 5th no-hitter of his career.  Ryan, arguably the best pitcher in major league baseball history, went on to throw 2 more no-hitters in his career, the last (number 7) in 1991 when he was an astounding 44 years old! Digging Deeper Fans of other great pitchers will make the case for those hurlers.  Some might talk about Bob Feller’s incredible fastball, his 3 no-hitters and 12 one-hitters and how he lost some of his prime years to service in the Navy during World War…

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