Browsing: May 1

A Brief History On May 1, 1991, two incredibly impressive baseball records were set.  Ricky Henderson stole his record breaking 939th base and Nolan Ryan pitched his 7th no hitter.  Certain baseball records have an awe inspiring quality to them, even if they are later broken.  Here we list 10 records that were at the time they were set astounding or lasted for an extraordinarily long time.  These 10 impress us, what other records do you think are more impressive? Digging Deeper 10. Cal Ripken, Jr. Iron Man Streak. Ripken played in 2632 consecutive major league baseball games, having broken…

A Brief History On May 1, 1991, two of major league baseball’s greatest players set records that had baseball fans buzzing. Digging Deeper The fleet footed Ricky Henderson of the Oakland Athletics stole his 939th base, giving him the career lead as the all time base stealing champ.  We also find on that same day Nolan Ryan pitching his 7th career no-hitter, giving him 3 more than any other pitcher in history. Henderson went on to steal a career total of 1406 bases, a staggering 50% more than Lou Brock, the previous record holder who had stolen “only” 938 bases. …

A Brief History May 1st marks two critical events in the history of the American Civil.  The first occurred in 1862.  On May 1st of that year, The Union Army completed the Capture of New Orleans.  A year later, in 1863, The Battle of Chancellorsville began, ultimately resulting in a Confederate victory, although the confederates lost one of their most celebrated generals (Stonewall Jackson) as a result of injuries sustained in the week long battle.  In a bizarre twist, on the second night of the battle, Jackson was shot by fellow Southern soldiers who mistook him for a Union soldier.  …