Well, this no sports stuff is BRUTAL. The biggest concern – there is no end in sight. There are no sports on the schedule for the future, and we are in a stay at home through the end of April. Will that continue beyond that date, or will we still be in our homes through May? To get some old sports thoughts flowing, we thought we would bring you some of the best sports moments from the last few decades: Saturday, April 4th, 2020.
- Just 4 years ago in 2016 – the Wildcats of Villanova took down the Tar Heels of North Carolina in the National Championship. Remember the big-time three-point shot by the Wildcats Kris Jenkins? Memorable title game!
- The previous season (2015) in the NCAA Tournament – Kentucky came into the Final 4 game unbeaten on the season at 38-0. They were no longer undefeated after this game. Bo Ryan and his Wisconsin Badgers took down Coach Calipari and his Wildcats 71-64.
- On this date in 2003 – in Major League Baseball – Sammy Sosa would hit a home run, and become the first Latin American player to hit 500 career home runs. He would also be the 18th overall to reach 500. That number has soared since then.
- On this date back in 2001, Hideo Nomo threw the earliest no hitter on the Major League Baseball calendar. Nomo was with the Red Sox and he was throwing against Baltimore. Nomo also became the first Asian pitcher in MLB history back in 1996. Nomo is one of just 35 pitchers in MLB history to throw multiple no-hitters, but the ONLY one on the list that was not born in the United States.
- Remember the Arkansas Razorbacks back in the early 90’s. Especially the 1994 team – where the Razorbacks won their first national title beating Duke in the title game 76-72.
- Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk. On this date back in 1988 – the 6th seeded Kansas Jayhawks won it’s second national title after beating Oklahoma by 4. The Sooners were the #1 seed in the region. Kansas was led in scoring that night by Danny Manning.
- Jimmy V! Jimmy V! This is an iconic date back in 1983. The North Carolina State Wolfpack took down Houston with a 54-52 win in the national title game. Lorenzo Charles with the buzzer-beating putback took down Akeem the Dream and Clyde the Glyde.
- 1974 – On Opening Day, Hammerin’ Hank Aaron ties the Babe (Babe Ruth’s) home run record by hitting his 714th career home run.
Enjoy the day and the weekend! Stay safe!