On This Day...

By: Alex Risen
By: Alex Risen

June 28th!!!

1947: California 8, Yale 7 in first ever College World Series Championship game in Kalamazoo, Michigan (say that out loud a few times)!

1960: John Elway was born. Elway graduated from Stanford...was the first pick in the 1983 NFL Draft (Denver Broncos)...Some honors:

  • 9× Pro Bowl selection
  • 1990s NFL All-Decade Team
  • 1987 NFL MVP
  • 2× Super Bowl Champion (XXXII and XXXIII)
  • Super Bowl XXXIII MVP
  • Jersey (#7) retired by Denver Broncos
  • Member of Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

1970: The Pittsburgh Pirates closed out their 62-year tenure at Forbes Field with a 3-2, 4-1 doubleheader sweep of the the oh, so sad Chicago Cubs (just hang in there Cubbies...one day you'll be BEARS!) 

1997: Mike Tyson was disqualified near the end of the 3rd round when he bit a chunk out of Evander Holyfield's (the then World Boxing Association champion) ear.

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