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US Sports Milestones: From Yankees’ Triple Win to Serena’s WTA Victory

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Relive the unforgettable moments in sports history, from the Yankees’ three-peat to Serena Williams’ WTA triumph, and much more. 

Key Takeaways
  • NY Yankees win three straight World Series, first in over 25 years.
  • Muhammad Ali makes a comeback after a 2.5-year hiatus due to his anti-war stance.
  • The longest World Series game in history takes place in 2018, lasting over 7 hours.

The Yankees’ Historic Three-peat

In the year 2000, the New York Yankees did something extraordinary. They became the first baseball team to win the World Series three times in a row in more than 25 years. They defeated the New York Mets 4-2 to claim their championship. This feat matched the Oakland Athletics’ record from the early ’70s.

More Than Just Games: Moments that Transcended Sports

Jim Thorpe’s One-Man Show

Back in 1907, Jim Thorpe put on an unforgettable performance in his first game for Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Playing against the No. 4 ranked Penn, he did everything from rushing to kicking, wowing a crowd of 22,800.

The End of an Era for Joe Louis

1951 saw the end of boxing legend Joe Louis’ career. He lost to Rocky Marciano in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Marciano knocked Louis through the ropes, ending Louis’ illustrious career with a record of 66 wins and 3 losses.

The Olympic Glory of George Foreman

In 1968, George Foreman made his country proud by winning the gold medal in the heavyweight division at the Mexico Olympics. He defeated Ionas Chepulis of the Soviet Union to claim the prize.

Muhammad Ali’s Return

In 1970, Muhammad Ali made a heroic comeback. He had been away from boxing for two and a half years because he refused to join the U.S. Army. In his return match in Atlanta, Ali won by opening a cut over Jerry Quarry’s eye.

Record-Breaking Moments in Other Sports

From Steve Carlton becoming the first pitcher to win four Cy Young awards in 1982, to Wayne Gretzky being the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points in 1990, records were made to be broken.

The Longest World Series Game Ever

Fast forward to 2018, the LA Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox played the longest World Series game in history. It went on for 18 innings and lasted a whopping 7 hours and 20 minutes. The Dodgers finally won thanks to a walk-off home run by Max Muncy.

Whether it’s baseball, boxing, or hockey, these moments have not just made sports history; they’ve become a part of our collective memory. 

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