This Date in History: 504-Game Miller Place Badminton Streak Falls

Record 504-game winning streak broken by Smithtown in 2005.

April 12 is a day that lives in infamy in Miller Place as it was on this day eight years ago that their 504-game badminton winning streak came to a halt.

The streak was featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest sports winning streak in U.S. history. It began in 1973 and did not end until the team was defeated in a match by Smithtown High School, 10-5, in 2005. During the 32-year undefeated streak they won 35 consecutive county championships as well.

What were your thoughts when the streak ended? Share your memories in the comments below.

Dave Shaw April 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM
I remember writing about victory No.1 for the local newspaper.....April 12 was also the day that John Douglas, the high school's first principal, passed away in 1975. He was another of the pioneers. (from David Shaw)
Kaleigh Wilson April 16, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I am not proud to say that I contributed to this "infamous" loss, but I will say it anyway. As an eighth grader, I was competing in a girls' doubles match with a partner I had never played with before when we lost our eighth match to make it a team loss. I'd like to bitterly add that we did go on to beat Smithtown in the county championships that same year. Obviously the initial loss was a hoax...


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