In 1991, future Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was sore, tired and old. But that didn't stop him from striking out 16 batters en route to his seventh career no-hitter.
George Mason stunned the country by advancing through the 2006 NCAA Tournament and reaching the Final Four, setting a precedent for Butler, VCU and other mid-major Cinderellas that followed.
On Valentine's Day in 1986, Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird dropped a 47-point triple-double on the Portland Trailblazers while mostly shooting with his left hand. Because why not?
The St. Louis Cardinals seemed destined to win the 1985 World Series, until a famously blown call by umpire Don Denkinger gave the Kansas City Royals new life.