Reds get brooms, sweep Athletics

The Red’s most recent World Series appearance ended with a four game sweep in 1990

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A Bird flys to the rafters

On February 4, 1993, the Boston Celtics honored Larry Bird as his number, 33, was retired and lifted to the rafters.   The 1998 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee was chosen in the first round of the 1978 NBA draft. He stayed with the team until his retirement at the conclusion of the 1991-92 season.

Hulbert’s out of the park idea

On February 2, 1876, the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs (National League) was established with the main office in New York thanks, in part, to Chicago businessman, William Hulbert. After the Chicago Fire destroyed the stadium Hulbert became the team’s owner. It took less than three years to revive the team. East coast cities like…

Lambeau leaves the Packers

On February 1, 1950, Earl “Curly” Lambeau, co-founder of the Green Bay Packers, resigned from his head coach following 31 seasons and six championships. The Green Bay native played fullback at Notre Dame but fell ill at the end of his freshman year and had to leave school. After leaving South Bend he went back to Green Bay…

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U.S. Cellular renames Comiskey Park

On January 31, 2003, Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, became U.S. Cellular Field as the naming rights were signed over in a $68-million, 23-year contract was signed with the wireless service giant. The contract forced significant structural renovations to the newly built Comiskey Park by opening day 2005 and the eventual loss of the building’s landmark status.…