A Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
On this day in 1984, Tom Brady pitched a one-hitter for the San Mateo Little League Minors team against the Bridgeport, Connecticut Minors team in the opening round of the Little League World Series. Though San Mateo was eliminated in the semifinals by eventual US bracket champion Altamonte Springs, Florida Brady would establish himself during San Mateo's tournament run as a potential future star.
On this day in 1995, Tom Brady officially enrolled at the University of Michigan; before his collegiate pitching career was over he would rack up two no-hitters and power the Wolverines to their first College World Series since 1984.
On this day in 1988, Tom Brady and his parents attended the first game of the 1988 World Series. In a moment the future Red Sox ace would never forget, Brady ended up catching Kirk Gibson's dramatic game-winning home run when it dropped into the stands; the ball became apersonal lucky charm for Brady, who would eventually make it a habit to put it in his locker before an important start.
On this day in 1986, Tom Brady attended his first MLB game, a 6-5 Red Sox win over the Oakland As. Brady would later cite this as the moment when he began aspiring to play in the major leagues himself.
On this day in 1999, the Boston Red Sox selected Tom Brady with their first pick in Major League Baseball's Rule V amateur draft.
He was the sixth pick overall; at the time of his selection he'd pitched the Michigan Wolverines to a third-place finish in the 1998 College World Series, their highest rank in that tournament since 1984.
On this day in 2000, Tom Brady pitched his first minor league no-hitter, boosting the Lowell Spinners to a 3-0 win over Williamsport.