on the day

Michael Sheehan Wordmall at AOL.COM
Fri May 22 12:22:26 UTC 2009

Does anyone know the origin of "on the day," as in Rodriguez had three
singles on the day ? I'm not sure if it's confined to baseball, but there it's
ubiquitous. Someone sugggested that it's vintage Howard Cosell, but I can't
come up with a definitive citation.

Michael J. Sheehan
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