In every sport, there is a defining moment or moments that would change the game forever.
Wilt Chamberlain 100 Points
These days for an athlete to score 50 points is truly a big achievement. Well back in March 2, 1962, Chamberlain and the Philadelphia Warriors took on the New York Knicks in Pennsylvania. The warriors were victorious with 169 and Chamberlain was responsible for 100 points.
Up to today, no one has ever beaten this record. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers came close with 81.
Babe Ruth’s Iconic Homerun
During the 1932 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs, Babe Ruth showed baseball and the world the home run that would change the game forever. During the fifth inning of Game 3 in Chicago, Ruth pointed at the stands to send a message and the rest is history to be retold millions of times.
These days you see baseball elites doing the same thing and bringing it home. All of that started with Ruth’s “Called Shot” home run.
Jessie Owens’ Amazing Run
The 1936 Summer Olympics is considered as one of the most racist events in sports history ever. It was held in Berlin, Germany back when Adolf Hitler took over with the Nazi party. Hitler made it clear that people of color will not be welcomed during the Olympics but Owens went with it anyway.
Despite all of that, Owens took home four gold medals in the sprint and long jump back to the United States.
These three athletes rocked the world of sports and not only the game they chose to play. Every day, young athletes all over the world remember these legends and the contributions they made to sports in general.
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