Sports Through the Lens: Captivating Historical Perspectives

By Jack Ripley | March 28, 2024

The WWF Went To Trial Over Steroid Use In 1994

Any sports fan worth their salt will tell you that statistics and final scores are only half a story when it comes to our greatest pastimes. The most interesting pieces of trivia about our favorite games are the stories behind the stories, the myths and legends about our iconic heroes. Whether you like stories about pitchers throwing no-hitters with a head full of acid, or scams involving entire basketball teams, there's something on here for you.

These photos showcase some of the most fascinating and vibrant moments in the history of sports. From baseball players that saved the day, to boxers who bit off more they can chew, if you love crazy sports stories you're going to have a good time, now go long! 

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Even though the outcome is known before wrestlers get in the ring, that doesn’t mean that their athleticism and muscles are real, well, some of their muscles aren’t real. From 1984 to 1989 Dr. George Zahorian supplied steroids to performers, and in 1994 the US government subpoenaed as many big names as they could to determine whether or not Vince McMahon ordered his wrestlers to get illegally pumped up.

The biggest get was Hulk Hogan, the man who told his Hulkamaniacs to say their prayers and eat their vitamins. He admitted to taking steroids, but he stated that his boss never said that he had to. 

In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon by taking the subway to a stop about a mile from the finish line.

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Who says cheaters never win? During the 84th Boston Marathon in 1980 Rosie Ruiz appeared to have dominated the female category with a stunning time of 2:31:56, which at the time gave her the third-fastest time in a marathon for a woman, however there were multiple tip offs that Ruiz didn’t actually win the race.

Most notably, Ruiz wasn’t sweating, she wasn’t breathing heavily, and she didn’t look like she was in the right kind of shape to run a nearly 26 mile marathon. On top of that, Ruiz couldn’t remember anything about the marathon, and none of the other runners remembered seeing her on the course. There were two people who remember seeing Ruiz, a couple of Harvard students who saw her run out of a crowd half a mile away from the finish line. In 2000 Ruiz commented, “I ran the race.”