November 19, 2004: Pistons-Pacers players brawl with fans
Fans sometimes will fight for their favorite sports team. Once, the players fought back. They called it "The Malice at the Palace' when defending NBA champion Detroit Pistons took on the Indiana Pacers and some fans. Nine players were eventually suspended for this black eye moment in sports.
Nov 20 - 55 sec
November 17, 1956 : Jim Brown sets college football scoring record
When Hall of Fame NFL running back Jim Brown was in college, everyone knew that he was destined for greatness. This is why. In a game against Colgate, Brown ran for 196 yards, scored 6 touchdowns, and even kicked 7 extra points for a total of 43 points. It was an NCAA record that stood for over 40 years.
Nov 13 - 52 sec
November 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces retirement from the NBA
Magic Johnson played 13 seasons in the NBA and won 5 championships with the Los Angeles Lakers He is widely regarded as one of the best players ever. That's why when he retired suddenly in 1991, it sent shock waves throughout the sport and beyond.
Nov 6 - 55 sec
October 7, 1984: Bears Walter Payton breaks NFL career rushing record
His nickname was "Sweetness", but Walter Payton was one of the fiercest competitors to ever play in the NFL. Payton broke Jim Brown's rushing record of 12,312 yards at Soldier Field against the New Orleans Saints.
Oct 16 - 59 sec
September 14, 1990: Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. hit back-to-back home runs in a game
Baseball stars Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. perform the ultimate sports like father like son routine.They became the first, and still the only, father-son to hit back-to-back home runs in a Major League game.
Oct 2 - 54 sec
September 13, 1979: Ann Meyers becomes first woman to tryout for the NBA
She was a very good player and she wanted to play with the best, but ultimately, Ann Meyers' heart and determination were bigger than her stature. Still, she made history when he tried out for the Indiana Pacers NBA team and inspired an entire generation of female players who had game.
Sep 18 - 55 sec
September 5, 2005: NFL's Jerry Rice retires after 20 seasons
Jerry Rice is one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history. During his 20 season career he was a Super Bowl Champion 3 times, and became the statistical leader is most major categories for his position.
Sep 4 - 55 sec
August 27, 1976: Renée Richards denied U.S. Open
Renée Richards said she just wanted equal gender treatment. But she challenged the notion of fairness when after a male -to-female sex-change operation, she fought to compete as a woman in the 1976 US Open.
Aug 21 - 59 sec
August 5, 1976: ABA folds in and merges with NBA
It was brief, but with it's flashy and talented stars, the NBA rival American Basketball Association changed the way the game was played forever. The NBA agreed to take on the ABA’s four most successful franchises: the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, the New York (later Brooklyn) Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
Aug 7 - 56 sec
August 1936: Jesse Owens Dominates 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens was the world's greatest athlete when he went Germany to compete in the Olympics in 1936, and he proved it, much to Adolph Hitler's chagrin. He won four gold medals, for the 100 meters, long jump, 200 meters, and 4 × 100-meter relay.
Jul 24 - 59 sec
July 25, 1966: Ted Williams inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Ted Williams was one of the greatest hitters to ever play Major League Baseball. He had power and hit for high average. He's the last ball player to hit over .400 in a full season. When it came time to vote on admitting him to the Hall of Fame, it was a no-brainer.
Jul 10 - 56 sec
July 18, 1976: Nadia Comaneci scores a perfect 10
The little Romanian gymnast was a five-time Olympic gold medal winner and the Olympic Games' first perfect 10 at the Montreal games in 1976 when she was just 15-years-old.
Jun 26 - 53 sec
June 11, 1992: Tracy Austin Inducted in International Tennis Hall of Fame
Tracy Austin was just 16 when became the youngest the women's US Open singles female champion in 1979. She won it again in 1981. She also won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 1980. She won the WTA Tour Championships in 1980 and the Toyota Championships in 1981. That's a hall of fame career.
Jun 12 - 58 sec