Feb 3rd 1990
New York Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry checks himself into the Smithers Alcohol Rehab Center. As he walked into the facility, Strawberry was taunted by employees with chants of "DAR-ryl! DAR-ryl!"
Feb 2nd 1943
The Chicago Cubs switch back to their original uniform after experimenting with a vest. The team felt the formal look made their games feel too much like a funeral.
Feb 1st 1992
The Pittsburgh Pirates sign Barry Bonds to a $4.7 million contract, the highest single-season payout in baseball history. To this day the Pirates offer similarly massive $4.7 million deals, although many of them are spread over several years.
Jan 31st 1990
"The National" begins publishing. "The National" was a sports newspaper with daily scores, news, analysis, features and updates on Frank Deford's mustache.
Jan 30th 1998
Darren Daulton retires from baseball. Daulton wanted to spend some time with his friends and family before the world ends in 2012.
Jan 29th 1995
Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win the Australian Open. Agassi's hairpiece came dislodged between the first and second sets, but he was able to borrow a swatch of Sampras' back hair.
Jan 28th 1960
The NFL announces the Dallas Cowboys organization will begin play in 1960. It would be America's first football team.
Jan 27th 1984
Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers has his NHL-record 51-game scoring streak ended by the Los Angeles Kings. It would not be the last time a successful run of Gretzky's was ruined by the Kings.
Jan 26th 1991
Jan Stenerud becomes the first pure kicker to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stenerud's bust can be found at the hall shoved inside a bronze locker.
Jan 25th 1974
Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's, buys the San Diego Padres for $12 million. McDonald's lost twice that figure the following year due to the failure of San Diego McChicken Nuggets.