Thursday, June 30, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JULY 1

1999 Toronto’s John Frascatore tied MLB record as a relief pitcher for consecutive wins. How many did he have?
1973 This Red Sox player stole his 500th base. He led the AL in steals his first 9 years in the league. Who is he?
1968 Bob Gibson threw a wild pitch allowing a runner to score ending his consecutive no run inning streak. After this he went on to throw another 23 scoreless innings. How many did he have up to today?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 30

2009 Baltimore beats Boston 11-10 after trailing 10-1 (their biggest comeback in franchise history)
2000 NYY tie MLB record when 3 players hit a sacrifice fly in an inning (set in 1962)
1999 Bulls select Elton Brand #1 in NBA draft, Manu Ginobili goes #57
1999 Randy Johnson strikes out 17 Reds hitters and loses 2-0, last game he struck out 14 and lost
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 20th HR of the month and 33rd of the season, Mark McGwire hits his 37th - of his last 13 hits Sosa has 9 HRs
1997 Bobby Witt is the 1st AL pitcher to hit a HR in regular season play in 25 years
1997 Mike Mussina of Baltimore wins his 100th game – ends with 270
1996 Eric Young of Colorado ties MLB record with 6 steals in the game including 2nd, 3rd, and home in an inning
1995 Eddie Murray gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,225
1993 Orlando chooses Chris Webber #1 in NBA draft – will trade his rights to Golden State
1978 Willie McCovey hits his 500th HR – ends with 521
1975 Dave Duncan of Orioles hits 4 consecutive doubles to tie MLB record – had 7 all season
1969 Bill Russell announces his retirement – 14,522 points, 21,620 rebounds, 4,100 assists, 5 time MVP, 11 NBA titles, 2 NCAA titles, Olympic gold medal
1966 Mike Tyson born
1962 Sandy Koufax pitched the 1st of his 4 career no hitters
1961 Whitey Ford sets AL record with his 8th win this month
1934 Lou Gehrig hits 3 triples in the game, but they do not count as the game was called due to rain

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 30

1999 The Bulls choose Elton Brand #1 in NBA draft. Manu Ginobilli went much later. What # was he drafted?
1962 This MLB Hall of Fame pitcher threw the 1st of his 4 no hitters. Who is he?
1961 Whitey Ford sets AL record for the most victories for the month. How many did he have?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 29

2005 Craig Biggio hit by a pitch for the 268th time – MLB record – passes Don Baylor
2004 Randy Johnson gets his 4,000th strikeout – ends with 4,875 – got to 4,000 faster than anyone
2003 Tigers lose to Arizona – record now 18-61, end season 43-119
2000 John Rocker returns to Shea Stadium
1998 No games scheduled in MLB – except for All-Star games and strikes, it is the 1st time since 1973 there were no games scheduled
1996 Oakland A’s hit 3 HRs – have 18 in last 4 games to tie MLB record
1994 Milwaukee chooses Glenn Robinson #1 in NBA draft, Jason Kidd #2, and Grant Hill #3
1994 Matt Williams hits his 29th HR of the month – NL record (passes Willie Stargell)
1990 Oakland’s Dave Stewart no hits Toronto in AL and Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela no hits St. Louis in NL
1987 NYY Dave Winfield hits an 8th inning grand slam to beat Toronto 15-14 – Don Mattingly also hit one in the game
1986 Sparky Anderson wins his 600th AL game – only manager to win 600 in each league – ends with 1,331 in AL and 863 in NL
1984 Pete Rose passes Carl Yastrzemski by playing in his 3,309th game – will end with 3,562
1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse race – 4th to do so
1977 Willie Stargell hits his 400th HR – ends with 475
1969 Tony Oliva of Twins gets 8 straight hits in a doubleheader vs. the Royals
1968 Jim Northrup of Detroit hits his 3rd grand slam of the month – ties MLB record – it is his 3rd this week – also a record

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 29

2005 Craig Biggio gets hit by a pitch to become #1 all time passing Don Baylor. How many did he have?
1990 Two no hitters today in MLB – one in AL and one in NL. Who were the winners?
1968 Jim Northrup of Detroit ties MLB record for most grand slams in a month (actually hit them all in a week). How many did he hit?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 28

2009 Mariano Rivera gets his 500th save and 1st RBI – walked with bases loaded
2009 Colorado wins their 20th game of the last 23
2008 LA Dodgers win the game without getting a hit. Errors and a sacrifice fly account for the win vs. the Angels – 5th time in MLB history a team won without getting a hit
2007 Frank Thomas hits his 500th HR – ends with 521 – 21ST player to have 500
2007 Craig Biggio gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,060 in 20 seasons – he is the 27th to reach that mark
2003 NYY and NY Mets play a unique doubleheader – NYY win 7-1 at Yankee Stadium and 9-8 at Shea Stadium
2001 Tony Gwynn announces he will retire at the end of the season
2000 NJ Nets choose Kenyon Martin #1 in NBA draft
1999 Damian Jackson of Padres steals 5 bases including home
1995 Golden State chooses Joe Smith #1 in NBA draft, Kevin Garnett goes #5
1991 Barry Larkin of Reds hits 3 straight HRs in game vs. Astros – has 5 over two consecutive games to tie MLB record
1988 LA Clippers choose Danny Manning #1 in NBA draft
1975 Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at the Western Open
1963 Warren Spahn beats the LA Dodgers on the road. He had lost 14 consecutive times to them (Brooklyn and LA) – last beat them on the road in 1948
1960 John Elway born – 51,475 passing yards, 300 TDs
1939 NYY play a doubleheader – hit 8 HRs in 1st game and 5 in the 2nd to set MLB record
1928 Ty Cobb plays in his 3,000th game
1922 Walter Johnson throws his 3rd straight shutout and 97th overall – career 417 wins and 110 shutouts

Monday, June 27, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 28

2009 This MLB reliever got his 500th save and 1st career RBI (walked with the bases loaded). Who is he?
1995 Kevin Garnett is drafted #5 in the NBA draft. Who was #1?
1963 Warren Sphan beats the LA Dodgers on the road. Hard to believe how many consecutive losses he had to them (Brooklyn and LA) combined. How many did he lose to them and what year was his previuos road win against them?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 27

2008 Carlos Delgado of NY Mets has 9 RBI in 16-6 win over NYY
2007 Ryan Howard hit his 100th career HR – fastest in MLB history to do so – 325 games
2003 Boston beats Florida 25-8 – get 28 hits – score 14 in 1st inning with 10 before there was an out (MLB record) – Johnny Damon had 3 hits in the inning – the bottom of the 1st took 50 minutes
2001 Kwame Brown picked #1 in NBA draft, Tony Parker #29, Gilbert Arenas #31
1999 Last MLB game at the Kingdome in Seattle. Ken Griffet Jr. hit the last HR there today
1996 Oakland beats Angels 18-2 – they have 8 HRs in the game by 7 different hitters – the 7 different players ties MLB record
1994 Randy Meyers of Cubs gets his 200th save – ends with 347 in 14 seasons
1993 NY Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his record 24th straight game – 2-14 in 1992 and 1-16 in 1993 – career 15-48, 3.89 ERA – 24 is MLB record
1990 Dave Parker gets his 2,500th hit – ends with 2,712
1989 Pervis Ellison selected #1 in NBA draft – career 9.5 points per game and 6.7 rebounds
1988 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spinks in 91 seconds
1986 Robby Thompson of Giants sets MLB record caught stealing 4 times in the game – ends season with 21 steals and caught 15 times
1984 Dusty Baker of Giants steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in game vs. Reds – has 4 steals all season
1982 Braves tie MLB record with 7 double plays in a 14 inning game
1980 Jerry Reuss no hits San Francisco 8-0 – no walks, 2 errors, had only 2 strikeouts
1977 Willie McCovey hits 2 HRs in one inning – one was a grand slam his 17th which is NL record
1914 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight title

Sunday, June 26, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 27

2003 Red Sox beat Florida 25-8 - set MLB record for the most runs scored in the first inning before making an out. How many did they have?
2001 The NBA holds its draft. Tony Parker is taken #29 and Gilbert Arenas #31. Who was taken #1?
1986 Robby Thompson of the Giants sets MLB record for most times being caught stealing in a game. How many times was it?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 26

2009 Alex Rodriguez hits his 564th HR to pass Reggie Jackson
2005 Manny Ramirez hits his 19th career grand slam
2003 Edgar Martinez gets his 1,153rd RBI as a Mariner to pass Ken Griffey Jr. as #1 for the franchise
2002 Yao Ming selected #1 in NBA draft by Houston
1999 Red Sox beat White Sox 17-1 – scored 11 in 1st inning
1996 Allen Iverson selected #1 in NBA draft by Philadelphia
1993 Roy Campanella died – 3 time NL MVP winner in 10 seasons
1991 Charlotte Hornets choose Larry Johnson #1 in NBA draft – will be named Rookie of the Year
1991 California Angels set AL record with their 13th consecutive errorless game
1987 Wade Boggs 25 game hitting streak comes to an end – was walked intentionally 2 times
1983 Rusty Staub of NY Mets gets his 8th straight pinch hit – ties MLB record
1980 Michael Vick was born
1974 Derek Jeter was born
1970 Frank Robinson of Baltimore hits 2 consecutive grand slams in the game – 7th to do so – the only 2 he has as an Oriole
1968 Bob Gibson throws his 5th straight shutout – record now 9-5, 1.14 ERA – ends season 22-9, 1.12 ERA, 13 shutouts, 268 strikeouts – will win Cy Young award and MVP
1962 Red Sox pitcher Earl Wilson no hits the Angels
1960 Ron Santo makes his MLB debut – 14 years with the Cubs and 1 with White Sox - .277 average, 342 HRs, 1,331 RBI
1959 Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight title

Saturday, June 25, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 26

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 25

2009 John Smoltz plays his first game for the Red Sox – 1st in 21 seasons for a team other than Atlanta – loses 9-3
2008 41 year old Tim Wakefield of Boston beats 44 year old Randy Johnson 5-0
2006 Minor Leahue Manager Joe Milulik throws his infamous tantrum over the umpires call
1999 San Antonio beats NY Knicks 4 games to 1 to win NBA title – Tim Duncan MVP with 27.4 points and 14 rebounds per game
1999 Cards rookie Jose Jimenez no hits Arizona 1-0 – Randy Johnson gets the loss despite striking out 14 including the 2,500th of his career
1999 Jesse Orosco of Orioles makes his 1,015th relief appearance to best MLB record set by Kent Tekulve
1997 San Antonio chooses Tim Duncan #1 in NBA draft
1996 Mark McGwire hits his 300th HR – ends with 583
1995 Andres Galarraga of Colorado hits 3 HRs in consecutive innings (6th, 7th, 8th) – only 4th to do so
1988 Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,000th consecutive game
1986 Steve Carlton is released by Philadelphia – won 4 Cy Young awards with them
1976 Rangers and White Sox play a doubleheader – Texas’ shortstop Toby Harrah goes through both games without a fielding chance
1969 Philadelphia beats NY Mets 6-5 in 10 innings – teams combine for 27 strikeouts
1968 Bobby Bonds makes MLB debut – hit a grand slam – at the time only the 2nd to ever do so, last done 1898
1961 Baltimore and California both use 8 pitchers in a game – the 16 total is a MLB record
1948 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight title
1942 Willis Reed was born – 2 time NBA champion, Rookie of the Year, 2 time NBA finals MVP
1926 Bobby Jones wins the British Open with a 292

Friday, June 24, 2011

SPORTS QUIZ FOR JUNE 25

1997 The NBA holds its draft today. Who was taken #1?
1986 This 4 time Cy Young winner was released by his team today. Who is he?
1942 Born today - 2 time NBA champion, Rookie of the Year, 2 time NBA Finals MVP. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 24

2000 Mark McGwire hits his 550th HR – ends with 583
1998 Milwaukee trades Dirk Nowitzki to the Dallas Mavericks
1997 Mariners Randy Jones strikes out 19 Oakland A’s but loses the game 4-1
1996 John Smoltz loses to St. Louis 9-2 – record now 14-2, 2.71 ERA – ends season 24-8, 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1995 New Jersey sweeps the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup
1994 Jeff Bagwell hits 2 HRs in one inning and 3 for the day as Astros beat Dodgers 16-4
1992 Steve Howe is permanently banned from baseball for drug use
1989 Vince Coleman steals his 40th straight base over 2 seasons without being caught for MLB record – ends career with 752 in 13 seasons
1983 Don Sutton of Braves gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,574
1979 Rickey Henderson makes his MLB debut – goes 2 for 4 with 1st career stolen base – will play 25 years, 3,081 games, 3,055 hits, 2,190 walks, and 1,406 steals
1968 Jim Northrup of Tigers hits grand slam HRs in consecutive innings
1962 NYY beat Detroit 9-7 in 22 innings – Rocky Colavito of Tigers gets 7 hits – 14 pitchers used
1955 Harmon Killebrew hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 573
1947 Jackie Robinson steals home for the 1st time in his career – will do it 18 more times
1933 Sam Jones born – won 10 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics
1895 Jack Dempsey born – heavyweight champion 1919 to 1926 – 61 wins, 5 losses, 9 draws

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 24

1989 Vince Coleman set a MLB record (over 2 seasons) by stealing the most consecutive bases without being caught (broke record held by Davey Lopes). How many did he steal?
1968 This Detroit Tiger player hit grand slam HRs in consecutive innings. Who is he?
1895 Born today: Heavyweight boxing champion. Who was he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 23

2008 Felix Hernandez of Seattle hits a grand slam off of Johan Santana of Mets – 1st AL pitcher to hit a grand slam since 1971
2005 San Antonio beats Detroit in game 7 of NBA finals – Tim Duncan MVP
2003 Barry Bonds steals his 500th base – only player in MLB history with 500 HRs and 500 steals – ends with 762 HRs and 514 steals
1988 George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the 5th time – Lou Piniella takes over
1986 San Francisco beats San Diego 18-1 – 14 Giants get a hit and 13 score to tie MLB record
1986 Atlanta beats Dodgers 6-5 in 9 innings, but leave 18 runners on base
1985 Laffit Pincay Jr. becomes the 2nd jockey to win $100 million in purses
1981 The longest game in professional baseball came to an end. Minor league teams Pawtucket and Rochester played 33 innings. Game began April 18 and ended tied after 32 innings. The next time Rochester was in town was today and it took just one inning and a total of 18 minutes for Pawtucket to win
1974 Mike Marshall gets his 3rd win over Giants in last three games – 21st, 22nd, and today
1972 Houston Rockets trade Elvin Hayes to Baltimore Bullets – will average 21.2 points per game and 12.7 rebounds for them in 9 seasons – will trade him back to Houston June 8, 1981
1971 Rick Wise of Philadelphia no hits Reds 4-0 – also hit 2 HRs
1967 Jim Ryan sets the mile record of 3:51:1 in Bakersfield, Ca.
1954 Harmon Killebrew makes his MLB debut as a pinch hitter – will be .256/573/1,584 and MVP in 22 seasons
1927 Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs vs. Boston – 1st time 3 HRs by one player at Fenway

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 23

2008 Felix Hernandez did something that a pitcher in the AL had not done since 1971. What was it?
1971 Rick Wise of Philadelphia threw a no hitter vs. the Reds 4-0. He also had a good day at the plate. What was it?
1954 This MLB Hall of Famer made his debut as a pinch hitter. Career: .256 average, 573 HRs, 1,584 RBI, MVP winner in 22 seasons. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 22

2000 Indiana Pacers announce that Larry Bird will not return as coach – his record was 147-67 in 3 years
1995 Reds pinch hitters Eric Anthony and Eddie Taubensee each hit a HR in the 8th inning – 1st time pinch hitters hit a HR in same inning in NL in 20 years
1994 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 31st HR of the season – at the time was most HRs before the end of June ever
1994 Houston beats NY Knicks in game 7 of NBA finals – Hakeem Olajuwon MVP – 26.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.86 blocks
1990 Bobby Cox takes over as manager of Atlanta
1987 Tom Seaver retires – 311 wins, 2.86 ERA, Rookie of the Year, 3 time Cy Young winner
1987 Chicago Bulls choose Scotty Pippen with 5th pick in NBA draft
1985 Curt Flood makes his MLB debut with St. Louis – gets a single to win the game 2-1 over Cubs
1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit to move pass Hank Aaron as second all-time – trails only Ty Cobb (4,189) – ends with 4,256
1982 Rookie Wade Boggs hits his 1st MLB HR to give Boston a 5-4 win over Tigers in 11 innings – he improves his average to .258 – will end the season .349
1976 Randy Jones ties NL record of 68 innings without giving up a walk – will not break the record when he issues a walk in the 8th
1947 Pete Maravich born – averaged 44.2 points per game in college (before 3 point line existed) and 24 points in 10 year NBA career
1908 Honus Wagner gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,420

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 22

2000 The Indiana Pacers announce that Larry Bird would not return as coach of the team. I have to be honest, I was not aware his record was that good. What was his 3 year record?
1987 This Hall of Fame pitcher retired today. Career: 311 wins, 2.86 ERA, 3 time Cy Young winner. Who is he?
1976 Randy Jones ties 63 year old NL record of the number of innings pitched without giving up a walk. How many did he have?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 21

2009 Tony LaRussa of St. Louis wins his 2,500th game as manager – only 3rd to ever do so
2005 NYY down 11-7 score 13 runs in the 8th to beat Tampa Bay 20-11 – 77 combined total bases ties AL record
1994 Steffi Graf loses in the first round at Wimbledon – 1st time a defending champion lost in the first round of a major
1988 LA Lakers beat Detroit 108-105 in game 7 of NBA finals – James Worthy had triple double with 36 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists – all three Lakers series went to a game 7
1986 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson signs with the Kansas City Royals
1974 Braves fire manager Eddie Mathews – played 15 years with the franchise – record 149-161 as manager
1973 Dave Winfield of San Diego hits his 1st HR – ends with 465
1971 Ken Harrelson announces his retirement from baseball to play pro golf
1970 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 to win World Cup
1970 In 2nd game of a doubleheader, Cesar Gutierrez goes 7 for 7 in a 12 inning game to tie MLB record set in 1892 – he will have 7 total hits in 1971 and 128 for his career
1968 Cubs beat Reds 3-2 – they are Chicago’s first runs in 48 innings to tie MLB record
1964 Philadelphia’s Jim Bunning pitches a perfect game vs. Mets – Mets get only 3 hits in the doubleheader
1959 Hank Aaron hits 3 HRs as Braves beat Giants 13-3 – surprisingly this is his only 3 HR game of his career total of 755 HRs
1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,214
1941 Red Sox lose to Browns 13-9 – it is Lefty Grove’s 1st loss at Fenway in 20 straight games
1939 NYY announce that Lou Gehrig will retire

Monday, June 20, 2011

TODAY'S SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 21

2009 This MLB manager won his 2,500th game becoming only the 3rd to do so behind Connie Mack and John McGraw. Who is he?
1994 For the 1st time in Wimbledon history a defending champion loses in the first round. Who was this lady’s defending champion?
1959 Hank Aaron hits 3 HRs in a 13-3 win over the Giants. Of his 755 career HRs, how many 3 HR games did he have?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 20

2007 Sammy Sosa hits his 600th HR – joins Aaron, Ruth, Bonds, and Mays
2006 Miami Heat beat Dallas to win NBA title – Dwayne Wade MVP
2004 Ken Griffey Jr. gets his 500th HR
2001 Barry Bonds hits his 38th HR – most ever before All-Star break – ends season with 73
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 21st HR in 30 days – unprecedented in MLB history
1997 Aaron Boone makes his MLB debut – has a hit, RBI, and stolen base – was also ejected from the game in 6th inning
1993 Chicago Bulls win 3rd straight NBA title by beating Phoenix in 6 games – Michael Jordan MVP with average of 41 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.3 assists
1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move pass Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews on all time list – ends with 563
1982 Pete Rose plays in his 3,000th game – only Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski had done so – Rose ended with 3,562
1980 Roberto Duran beats Sugar Ray Leonard to win the WBC welterweight title in a 15 round unanimous decision
1973 Bobby Bonds hits a leadoff HR for NL record 22nd time – Rickey Henderson holds all time record with 81
1970 Brooks Robinson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,848
1968 St. Louis beats Chicago Cubs 1-0 – it is the Cubs 5th consecutive shutout loss in a row
1965 Al Kaline gets his 1,000th RBI – ends with 1,583
1960 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 rounds for the heavyweight championship

Sunday, June 19, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 20

2001 Barry Bonds ends the season with 73 HRs, but today he set the record for the most HRs before the All-Star break. How many did he have?
1982 Pete Rose played in his 3,000th game. Only 4 in MLB history had played that many. Who are they?
1973 Bobby Bonds hit a leadoff HR for a record setting 22nd time in the NL. Rickey Henderson holds the all time record. How many did he have?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 19

2000 NYY beat Boston 22-1 – scored 9 runs in the 8th and 7 in the 9th
2000 Shaquille O’Neal NBA Finals MVP – averaged 38 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in 6 games as Lakers win their 1st title in 12 years’
1999 Women’s World Cup soccer opens at Giants Stadium – 78,992 fans see the US win
1999 Trevor Hoffman gets his 200th MLB save
1996 John Smoltz of Braves beats Padres 5-1 – his 14th straight win – record is 14-1, 2.26 ERA – ends the season 24-8, 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight title
1989 NY Mets Dwight Gooden gets his 100th win – record now is 100-37 – ends career 194-112, 3.51 ERA
1988 Detroit loses to LA Lakers despite 43 points by Isiah Thomas (25 in 3rd quarter) as series is tied 3-3
1988 Jeff Reardon of Minnesota gets his 20th save for the 7th straight season – will do it 12 times in his 16 year career for a total of 367
1986 Len Bias, 1st round selection of the Boston Celtics, dies of a cocaine induced seizure
1984 Chicago Bulls select Michael Jordan with the 3rd pick in NBA draft – Hakeem Olajuwon #1 and Sam Bowie #2
1977 Red Sox hit 5 HRs in a 11-1 win over NYY – 16 in 3 days MLB record (over)
1973 Pete Rose gets his 2,000th hit and Willie Davis of Dodgers does the same – Rose ends with 4,256 and Davis 2,561
1969 Dave McNally of Baltimore improves his record to 10-0 – he will end the season 20-7
1961 Roger Maris hits his 25th HR – 7 ahead of the pace Babe Ruth set in 1927
1936 Max Schmeling KOs Joe Louis
1903 Lou Gehrig born - .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2,164 games played in his career
1867 1st running of the Belmont – was won by Ruthless and purse was $1,800

Saturday, June 18, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 19

1988 This MLB relief pitcher got his 20th save for the 7th consecutive season. He will end his career with 367. Who is he?
1984 The NBA holds its draft and Michael Jordan is selected #3. Who were the two chosen before him?
1903 This MLB Hall of Famer was born today. Career .340 hitter, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI. Who was he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 18

2010 The Nationals’ Steve Strasburg strikes out 10 batters in his 3rd game – he sets MLB record with 32 over the course of his first 3 starts
2005 Derek Jeter gets his 1st grand slam – 5,770 at bats
2000 Colorado beats Arizona 19-2 – Mike Lansing hits for the cycle by the 4th inning
2000 Oakland beats KC 21-3 – every starter had at least 1 hit and 1 RBI – totaled 21 hits and 10 walks
1993 Expos Dennis Martinez gets his 200th win – ends with 245
1991 NYY pick off 3 Toronto Blue Jays runners in a 4-2 win
1990 Hale Irwin wins the US Open
1986 Don Sutton wins his 300th game – ends with 324, 3.26 ERA in 23 seasons
1982 Reggie Jackson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,584
1977 Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin get into a fight in the dugout that appeared on TV after Martin had pulled Jackson for loafing in the outfield
1975 Fred Lynn of Red Sox gets 10 RBI in a 15-1 win – ties AL record with 16 total bases
1967 The Astros Don Wilson pitches the first of his career two no-hitters
1961 Boston Red Sox are down 12-5 to Washington with one out in the 9th inning – win the game 13-12
1960 Arnold Palmer (280) wins the 60th US Open – shot a 65
1953 Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3 – they score 17 runs in the 7th inning – Gene Stephens ties AL record with 3 hits in an inning
1950 Cleveland Indians score 14 runs in the 1st inning – beat A’s 21-2
1924 George Mikan was born – NBA pioneer

Friday, June 17, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 18

2010 Washington's Steve Strasburg struckout 10 batters in his 3rd career game. He set MLB record for the most strikeouts by a pitcher in his first 3 games pitched. How many did he have?
2005 This MLB All-Star and future Hall of Famer hit his 1st grand slam after 5,770 at bats. Who is he?
1960 The US Open was decided today. The winner shot a 280. Who is he?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 17

2009 Ivan Rodriguez catches his 2,227th game passing Carlton Fisk
2008 NY Mets fire manager Willie Randolph – record was 20-44
2008 Celtics beat LA Lakers to win 17th NBA title – Paul Pierce MVP
2001 Blake Stein of KC strikes out 8 straight Milwaukee hitters to tie AL record – MLB record is 10 by Tom Seaver
1994 Patrick Ewing tied NBA finals record with 8 blocks in game 5 of NBA finals – Walton, Olajuwon, and O’Neal
1994 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 30th HR of the season – only 2nd player to hit 30 before the end of June (Babe Ruth in 1928 and 1930) - MATT WILLIAMS hit his 29th on June 29th, but did not make it to 30. John had me worried so I had to check from his comment yesterday.
1993 Outfielder Darren Lewis of San Francisco sets MLB record by playing in his 243rd consecutive game without an error
1992 Philadelphia trades Charles Barkley to Phoenix – he will win MVP in 1993
1987 Former KC Manager Dick Howser died
1983 Bob Welch of Dodgers blanks Reds 1-0 – the one run was his 1st MLB HR – had 2 HRs in his 17 seasons
1980 Venus Williams was born
1978 NYY Ron Guidry strikes out 18 Angels in a 4-0 win – record now is 11-0 with 1.45 ERA – ends season 25-3, 1.73 ERA and wins Cy Young award – the 18 is an AL record for a left handed pitcher
1976 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets, and Spurs) merge with NBA
1973 Johnny Miller (279) wins 73rd US Open
1970 Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco as Willie Mays hit his 615th HR and Ernie Banks his 504th
1962 Jack Nicklaus (283) wins 62nd US Open
1960 Ted Williams hits his 500th HR – joins Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Mel Ott as the only ones to do so – ends career with 521
1954 Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight championship – it is his 47th straight win

Thursday, June 16, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 17

1994 In 1928 and 1930, Babe Ruth hit 30 HRs before the end of June. What player became only the 2nd in MLB history to reach 30 today?
1994 This NBA player had 8 blocks in the finals to tie a finals record shared by Walton, Olajuwon, and O'Neil. Who is he?
1976 What four ABA teams merged into the NBA today?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 16

2009 Ivan Rodriguez played in his 2,226th game as catcher to tie Carlton Fisk
2005 46 year old Julio Franco gets 2 steals in a game vs. Reds – his 1st 2 steal game in 11 years
2001 John Olerud of Seattle hits for the cycle for the 2nd time of his career
1999 LA Lakers name Phil Jackson as head coach
1997 Chicago Cubs beat White Sox 8-3 – 1st meeting between them since 1906
1996 Bulls beat Seattle to win NBA title for the 4th time in 6 years – Michael Jordan is the first player ever to win 4 NBA Finals MVP awards
1995 St. Louis Cardinals fire manager Joe Torre
1995 Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL HR – hit #400 to 428 with Red Sox
1993 Michael Jordan scores 55 points in a Bulls win over Phoenix in game 4 of NBA finals – 2nd most ever (61 by Elgin Baylor in 1962)
1993 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 100th HR – 4th fastest to reach the mark in MLB history – Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews and Tony Conigliaro did it faster
1991 Otis Nixon ties MLB record with 6 steals in the game (set in 1912)
1979 Carl Yastrzemski gets his 1,000th extra base hit – 15th to do so
1978 Tom Seaver of Reds gets his 1st and only no hitter of his 311 wins
1975 Milwaukee trades Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to LA Lakers for 4 players
1969 Rod Carew steals home for the 6th time this season
1968 Lee Trevino (275) wins the 68th US Open
1951 Ben Hogan (287) wins his 3rd US open
1938 Boston’s Jimmie Foxx is walked MLB record 6 times in the game

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 16

1993 Michael Jordan scored 55 points vs. Phoenix in the NBA finals. This was the 2nd highest total in finals history. Who was #1?
1993 This MLB player hit his 100th HR. He became the 4th fastest to ever reach that mark behind Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews and Tony Conigliaro. Who is he?
1991 Otis Nixon tied MLB record set in 1912 for most stolen bases in a game. How many did he have?


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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 15

2003 San Antonio beats NJ Nets to win NBA finals in 6 games
2002 Rafael Palmeiro of Texas gets his 1,000th extra base hit
2001 LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 108-96 to win NBA title – Lakers were 15-1 in playoff games this year – Shaquille O’Neal MVP
1999 Jim Abbot of Brewers records his 1st MLB hit – he was born without a right hand – 10 seasons 87-108, 4.25 ERA, 31 complete games
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 15th HR in the last 16 games – ends season with 66
1997 Ernie Els (276) wins 97th US Open
1996 LA Dodgers record their 1st triple play in 47 years
1995 Mike Benjamin of Giants gets his 15th hit in last 4 games – career .229 hitter in 13 seasons
1994 NY Giants cut Phil Simms – 15 years, 2 Super Bowls
1980 Jack Nicklaus (272) wins US Open
1977 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Cincinnati – won 3 Cy Young awards while with Mets
1976 A game at a domed stadium is rained out? Pittsburgh at Astros game is rained out when severe weather prevented umpires and stadium personnel from arriving – only both teams were present
1968 Tommy John hits 4 batters in the game
1963 Juan Marichal no hits Houston for a 1-0 win – gave up 2 walks
1962 Pirates beat Atlanta 9-8 – both Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente hit a grand slam in the game
1960 Jockey Angel Cordero wins his 1st race – ends with 7,054
1958 Wade Boggs born - .328 average in 18 seasons, led league 5 times, 15 seasons with .300 or better
1928 Ty Cobb steals home for the last time in his career – did it 54 times

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 15

1960 This jockey who won 7,054 horse races in his career won his 1st today. Who is he?
BORN TODAY in 1958 - This MLB Hall of Famer had a career average of .328 in 18 seasons, led the league 5 times, and had 15 seasons of .300 or better. Who is he?
1928 Ty Cobb stole home for the last time in his career. How many did he have?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 14

2007 San Antonio beats Cleveland for NBA title
2006 Steve Finley of Giants hits his 300th HR – 6th ever to have 300 HRs and 300 steals
2005 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 1,000th hit in 696 games
2004 Jim Thome hits his 400th HR
2002 Shawn Green hits 2 consecutive HRs – hit 2 consecutive in prior game and ties MLB record with 4 straight
2001 Mark McGwire hits his 563rd HR to pass Reggie Jackson
1998 Chicago Bulls get their 6th NBA title in 8 years – Michael Jordan wins record 6th Finals MVP with 33.5 average
1996 Jeff Bagwell of Houston ties MLB record with 4 doubles vs. Giants
1995 Houston wins NBA title sweeping Orlando – 1st six seed to win it
1994 NY Rangers beat Vancouver 4 games to 3 to win Stanley Cup
1992 Chicago beats Portland 97-93 to win NBA championship – Michael Jordan is MVP with 35.8 average – 1ST player to win it in consecutive years – Portland set NBA record by making 21 of 21 free throw attempts
1990 Detroit beats Portland to win back to back NBA titles – only 3rd team to do so (Boston and Lakers)
1987 Mike Schmidt gets his 2,000th hit – ended with 2,234
1987 LA Lakers beat Boston in 6 games to win NBA title – Magic Johnson MVP
1979 Willie Aikens of KC hits a grand slam for the 2nd straight day – 8th to do so
1979 Willie McCovey hits his 513th HR – passes Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks amd becomes the all-time NL leader left handed batter
1978 Pete Rose gets 2 hits – the start of his 44 game hitting streak
1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Boston hitters in 13 innings – Cecil Cooper struck out 6 straight times – Angels win in 15 with a no decision for Ryan
1876 George Hall of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the 1st major leaguer to hit for the cycle

Monday, June 13, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 14

2006 This San Francisco Giants player became only the 6th in MLB history to have 300 HRs and 300 steals. Who is he?
1998 The Chicago Bulls win the NBA title and Michael Jordan is named MVP for a record setting time. How many did he have?
1990 Detroit beat Portland to win the NBA title and became only the 3rd team in NBA history to accomplish this feat. What was it?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 13

2004 Catcher Pat Borders of Seattle steals a base – last one was 1994
2003 Roger Clemens wins his 300th and gets his 4,000th strikeout – ends with 354 wins and 4,672 strikeouts, 3.12 ERA, and 7 Cy Young awards
1998 Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones hit back to back HRs twice in consecutive innings (2nd and 3rd)
1997 Bulls beat Utah to win NBA title on Steve Kerr’s jumper with 5 seconds to go in the game
1997 Detroit pitcher Omar Olivares hits a triple – 1st pitcher to hit a triple in AL in 24 years
1994 Jose Canseco of Texas has 5 hits (3 HRs and 8 RBI) in win over Seattle
1993 Phoenix Suns beat Chicago 129-121 in 3 OTs of NBA finals – 2nd 3 OT finals game (1976)
1990 Willie Wilson of KC steals his 600th base – ends with 668
1990 Steve Avery makes his MLB debut – 8 runs in 2 1/3rd innings
1989 Detroit Pistons beat LA Lakers to win their 1st NBA title – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s last game
1989 John Dopson of Boston commits 4 balks in just 3 2/3rd innings – Red Sox beat Detroit 8-7
1989 Jack Clark of Padres sets MLB record with 9 strikeouts in 2 games
1973 Garvey-Lopes-Cey-Russell play together for the 1st time for LA Dodgers – lasted 8 seasons
1962 Sandy Koufax hits his 1st MLB HR (off of Warren Spahn) – ends career with 2 HRs in 858 plate appearances
1948 Babe Ruth’s final appearance at Yankee Stadium – had his # retired – career .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI
1947 First night game at Fenway Park – Red Sox beat White Sox 5-3
1935 James Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 for heavyweight championship
1912 Christy Mathewson gets his 300th win – ends with 373 wins, 2.13 ERA in 17 seasons – won over 30 games 4 times and over 20 eight other times

Sunday, June 12, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE13

2003 This MLB pitcher won his 300th game and recorded his 4,000th strikeout in the game. Who is he?
1997 Detroit pitcher Omar Olivares did something that no AL pitcher had done in 24 years. What was it?
1912 This MLB Hall of Fame pitcher won his 300th game. He won 30 games four times and 20 or more eight times. Who was he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 12

2007 Justin Verlander of Detroit no hits Milwaukee – gave up 4 walks – it is 6th in Detroit history and 1st ever at Comerica Park
2004 San Francisco beats Baltimore 9-6 – in the game Barry Bonds hit his 675th HR and Rafael Palmeiro hit his 537th to pass Mickey Mantle
2002 LA Lakers sweep New Jersey to win 3rd straight NBA title
2001 Gary Sheffield hit a HR for a 1-0 win over Atlanta. It was the 3rd time he had hit a HR in a 1-0 win this season – a MLB record
1997 1st inter league game played – San Francisco beats Rangers 4-3
1991 Chicago Bulls win NBA championship for 1st time – Jordan scored 30 and Pippen had 32
1991 Steve Avery of Braves beats NY Mets 6-1 – he also had 4 hits
1984 Boston beats LA Lakers 111-102 to win 15th NBA title – Cedric Maxwell scored 24
1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 rounds for heavyweight title
1975 Billy Williams hits his 400th HR – ends career .290 average, 426 HRs, 1,475 RBI
1970 Dock Ellis of Pirates no hits SD – later he would say he pitched with the after effects of an LSD trip he went on the prior night
1967 Longest night game in MLB history (22 innings, 6 hours 38 minutes) – Washington beats White Sox 6-5
1959 Casey Stengel gets his 1,000th win as NYY manager – career 3,766 games, 1,905 wins
1954 Bob Feller gets his 2,500th strikeout – ends with 2,581
1948 Citation wins the Belmont and is the 8th Triple Crown winner
1939 Hall of Fame dedicated in Cooperstown – among those present were Ty Cobb, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Cy Young
1928 Lou Gehrig hits 2 HRs and 2 triples for 5 RBI in 15-7 win over White Sox

Saturday, June 11, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 12

2007 Justin Verlander of Detroit threw a no hitter. How many including this one did the Tigers have?
1959 This Hall of Fame Manager won his 1,000th game. Ended his career with 1,905 wins and managed 3,766 games. Who was he?
1948 The 8th Triple Crown winner ran today. What wass his name?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 11

2010 Andy Pettite gets his 200th win as a NYY – 3rd most behind Ford (236) and Ruffing (231)
2006 Tampa Bay hits 6 HRs and hits into a triple play in a 8-2 win over KC
2004 In inter league play, the NYY lose to SD – end their 13 consecutive game win streak in inter league play which is the longest since the concept started
2003 Six Astros pitchers no hit the New York Yankees – first no hitter for Yankees since 1958 – New York ties record with 8 straight strikeouts
1999 NY Knicks advance to NBA finals – 1st #8 seed to ever advance beat defending champs San Antonio
1999 The Milwaukee Brewers retire Paul Molitor’s #4 (career .306 average)
1995 Mark McGwire hits 3 consecutive HRs and ties MLB record with 5 in consecutive days
1993 Bulls beat Suns in NBA finals game – Jordan and Barkley each score 42 – first time in finals history opposing players score 40 or more
1990 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no hitter
1987 Celtics beat LA in game 5 of NBA finals – Boston ties record with 5 players scoring 20 or more
1974 NYY Mel Stottlemyre makes his 272nd consecutive start without a relief appearance to set AL record. He will tear his rotator cuff in the game and virtually end his career as he will only pitch 2 more innings
1966 Ernie Banks ties NLB record with 3 triples in the game
1956 Joe Montana born – 40,551 yards passing, 273 TDs, 4 Super Bowls
1913 Vince Lombardi born – 96-34-6 – 5 NFL championships, 2 Super Bowls
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Friday, June 10, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 11

2004 NYY lose to San Diego in interleague play. They had the longest consecutive win streak in inter league play since the concept began. How many had they won?
2003 Six Astro pitchers no hit the NYY. When was the last time they were no hit?
Birthdays today - NFL Hall of Fame QB (1956) and NFL Hall of Fame coach (1913) Who are they?

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TODAY'S SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 10

2008 Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 600th HR – joins Mays, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, and Sosa
2006 Reggie Sanders of Royals hits his 300th HR – 5th to have 300 HRs and 300 steals (Barry and Bobby Bonds, Mays, and Andre Dawson) – ends career 305 HRs and 304 steals
2005 The Orioles play the Reds in inter league play. It is the first time in MLB history that three 500 HR players appear in a game – Sosa, Palmiero, and Griffey Jr.
2005 The Cubs beat the Red Sox at Wrigley Field 14-6 as Greg Maddux hits his 1st HR in 6 years
2000 Darin Erstad gets his 100th hit in his 60th game – fastest since 1934 to reach 100
1998 Tim Raines of NYY steals his 800th base – ends with 808
1997 Kevin Brown of Florida no hits Giants 9-0 – only miscue for a perfect game was one hit batter
1996 Colorado sweeps Florida to win Stanley Cup
1992 Mark McGwire hits his 200th HR – ends with 583 – only ones faster to 200 were Kiner, Ruth, Killebrew, and Eddie Mathews
1981 Pete Rose gets his 3,630th hit to tie Stan Musial for best in NL all time
1978 Affirmed wins the Triple Crown – Alydar is the only horse to finish 2nd in all 3 races
1972 Hank Aaron hits his 14th career grand slam and ties Gil Hodges NL record
1966 Mets pitcher Dick Rustek makes his MLB debut and beats Reds 5-0 – only career win – ends career 1-2 with 3.00 ERA
1921 Babe Ruth becomes the all-time career HR leader when he hits his 120th

Thursday, June 9, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 10

2006 Reggie Sanders of the Royals hits his 300th HR and is the 5th in MLB history to have 300 HRs and 300 stolen bases. Who are the other 4?
2005 The Orioles and Reds play an inter league game. It is the 1st time in MLB history that three players who accomplished this historical feat played in the same game. What had the three done?
1978 Affirmed won the Triple Crown of horse racing, but Alydar became the 1st horse in Triple Crown history to accomplish this feat. What was it?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 9

2000 Shaquille O’Neal sets NBA playoff record with 39 free throw attempts – made 18 – one short of record
1988 Angels beat Arizona 10-8 – Cecil Fielder of Angels and Yamil Benitez of Arizona hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning
1996 Atlanta’s John Smoltz beats Colorado 8-3 – record now is 12-1 2.54 ERA – ends season 24-8 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1995 Houston Rockets win their 7th straight road playoff win – NBA record – Robert Horry gets 7 steals in the game
1993 Montreal beats LA Kings 4 games to 1 to win Stanley Cup
1990 Dodgers Eddie Murray hits a HR from both sides of the plate for the 10th time – ties Mickey Mantle’s MLB record
1989 Darryl Strawberry hits his 200th HR – ends with 335
1985 LA Lakers beat Boston to win NBA title – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar MVP
1980 Red Auerbach works a trade that gets the Celtics Robert Parrish and a pick that will turn out to be Kevin McHale
1978 Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight title
1975 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 500th double – ends with 646
1973 Secretariat wins the Belmont by 31 lengths and the Triple Crown – 1st winner in 25 years
1966 Minnesota beats KC 9-4 – Twins hit 5 HRs in the 7th inning
1963 Catcher Tim McCarver of St. Louis hits an inside the park HR
1914 Honus Wagner gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,420 at time only 2nd in MLB history with 3,000

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 9

2000  Shaquille O'Neal set a NBA playoff record for the most free throw attempts in a game and he missed the most made in a playoff game by one. How many did he attempt and how many did he make?
1995  The Houston Rockets set what was then a playoff record for the most consecutive road wins. How many did they have?
1914  This MLB Hall of Famer became only the 2nd at the time to have 3,000 career hits. He did it in 2,332 at bats. Who is he?

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TODAY'S SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 8

2005  Alex Rodriguez hits his 400th HR – youngest to do so
2004  Milwaukee beats Angels 1-0 in 17 innings – Brewers tie MLB record with 26 strikeouts including Geoff Jenkins who tied record with 6
2001  Shaquille O’Neal ties NBA finals record with 8 blocks in the game (Walton, Olajuwon, and Ewing)
1999  Karl Malone named to All NBA First Team for 11th time – NBA record
1986  Boston wins 16th NBA title – Larry Bird MVP
1982  LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 114-104 to win NBA title
1981  San Diego chooses Tony Gwynn in 3rd round of MLB draft - .338 average, led league 8 times, hit below .300 once in 20 seasons, 15 time All-Star
1977  Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Toronto batters in 10 innings – 4th time he struck out 19 – gets no decision in 13 inning win
1976  Rickey Henderson is drafted in the 4th round - #1 in MLB history with 2,295 runs scored and 1,406 steals
1971  Red Sox choose Jim Rice #15 in 1st round of MLB draft – MVP in 1978 with .315/46/139, 213 hits and 15 triples – St. Louis takes Keith Hernandez in 42nd round (MVP 1979)
1969  NYY retire Mickey Mantles #7 - .298 average, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP, 16 time All-Star
1968  Don Drysdale gives up his 1st run in 58 2/3rd innings
1965  Nolan Ryan is taken in the 10th round of MLB draft – 324 wins, 3.19 ERA, 5,714 strikeouts, 7 no hitters
1961  Milwaukee hits 4 consecutive HRs in 7th inning – MLB record
1955  Dodgers send Tommy Lasorda to Montreal to make room for Sandy Koufax – Lasorda career: 0-4, 6.48 ERA, Koufax 165 wins, 2.76 ERA, 3 Cy Youngs, 1 MVP

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 8

1977  Nolan Ryan struck out 19 batters in a 10 inning game. How many times did he strike out 19?
1971  In the 42nd round of the MLB draft, St. Louis took this player who would end up winning a MVP award several years later. Who is he?
1955  The Dodgers send this pitcher to Montreal to make room for Sandy Koufax. His career record was 0-4 with a 6.48 ERA. Who is he?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 7

2003  Todd Jones of Colorado makes his 1st start after 632 relief appearances – he lost and will end with one start and 319 saves
2000  Game 1 of NBA finals – Shaquille O’Neal scores 43 on 21 FGs made
1999  John Smoltz gets his 2,000th strikeout – ends with 3,084
1998  Bulls beat Utah 96-54 in NBA finals game – most lopsided win in finals history and the 54 is the fewest since advent of 24 second clock in 1954
1998  Eddie Murray has his uniform number retired in Baltimore – career .287 average, 504 HRs, 1,917 RBI
1997  Red Wings sweep Philadelphia Flyers for Stanley Cup
1995  Houston beats Orlando 120-118 in game 1 of finals – Kenny Smith set NBA record with 7 three point FGs and 5 in one quarter
1990  Terry Porter of Portland makes all 15 of his free throws in finals – final record for most without a miss
1986  Heisman winner Bo Jackson selected by KC in 4th round of MLB draft – 8 seasons, .250 average, 141 HRs, 415 RBI, 841 strikeouts
1982  Oakland A’s select Jose Canseco in 15th round of MLB draft - .266 average, 462 HRs, 1,407 RBI, MVP 1988 – KC takes Bret Saberhagen in 19th – 2 time Cy Young winner
1982  Steve Garvey played in his 1,000th straight game – 5th longest in MLB history
1980  Tommy John gets his 200th win – ends with 288
1978  Washington beats Seattle 4 games to 3 to win NBA title
1977  White Sox select Harold Baines #1 overall - .289 average, 384 HRs, 1,628 RBI in 22 seasons
1975  Allen Iverson was born
1966  NY Mets choose Steve Chilcott #1 in draft – pass on Reggie Jackson – Chilcott will play 6 years in the minor leagues and retire and Reggie will bat .262, 563 HRs, 1,702 RBI
1941  Whirlaway wins Belmont – 5th Triple Crown winner

Monday, June 6, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 7

2003  This MLB relief pitcher makes his 1st career start. Will end his career with one start and 319 saves. Who is he?
1999  This MLB pitcher got his 2,000th strikeout. He ended his career with 3,084. Who is he?
1982  The MLB held its draft. In the 15th round a player who would win an American League MVP award was chosen and in the 19th round a future 2 time Cy Young winner was chosen. Who were they?

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TODAY'S SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 6

2007  Trevor Hoffman becomes the 1st relief pitcher to have 500 saves
2007  2nd baseman Luis Castillo makes his 1st error in 143 games
2001  Philadelphia beats Lakers 107-101 in OT in game 1 of Finals – Allen Iverson scores 48 and Shaquille O’Neal 44 to become only 2nd opponents to score 40 or more in finals game
1997  Roger Clemens beats Oakland 4-1 – record 11-0 1.69 ERA
1997  Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar gets 4 doubles in the game to tie MLB record
1997  Scottie Pippen ties NBA record with 7 three point field goals
1996  Boston beats White Sox 7-4 – Chicago records a triple play
1992  Eddie Murray gets his 1,510th RBI – passes Mickey Mantle with most RBI for a switch hitter – ends with 1,917
1991  KC beats Texas 4-3 in 18 innings – tie MLB record by combining to strand 45 runners
1989  NY Mets get a triple play but lose to Cubs 8-4
1983  Roger Clemens is taken #19 in MLB draft
1982  Philadelphia beats LA Lakers 135-102 in game 5 of NBA finals – held Kareem to 6 points
1979  LA Dodgers choose Orel Hershiser in 17th round of MLB draft – won Cy Young in 1998, NYY take Don Mattingly in 19th – MVP 1985
1976  30th NBA championship – Boston beats Phoenix 4 games to 2
1975  Cleveland manager Frank Robinson plays vs. Texas – has 2 three run HRs in 7-5 win
1969  Jets Joe Namath leaves the NFL after commissioner told him he had to sell his NYC night club
1946  NBA is founded
1944  No games in MLB today – D-Day in Europe

Sunday, June 5, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 6

2001  Philadelphia beats Lakers on OT of game 1 of finals. Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal become only the 2nd opponents in NBA finals history to accomplish this task. What was it?
1992  Eddie Murray of the Mets got his 1,510th RBI. What special significance did it have?
1944  No games in MLB today. Why?

SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 5

2003  John Franco pitches in his 1,000th game (8th to do so) – ends with 1,119 in 21 seasons (424 saves 2.89 ERA)
2002  Barry Bonds hits his 587th HR to pass Frank Robinson for 4th place
2001  Boston beats Detroit 4-3 in 18 innings – Manny Ramirez is walked intentionally 4 times to tie AL record – teams combine for 35 strikeouts
2001  Minnesota selects Joe Mauer #1 in MLB draft
2000  Marlins choose Adrian Gonzalez #1 in MLB draft
1994  NY Knicks advance to NBA finals for first time since 1973 – Patrick Ewing had 24 points and 22 rebounds
1981  Nolan Ryan walks his 1,777th batter becoming #1 all time passing Early Wynn – will end with 2,275
1977  LA Dodgers retire manager Walter Alston’s #24 – managed 3,658 games and won 2,040
1977  Portland Trailblazers beat Philadelphia to win NBA title 109-107
1970  Bert Blyleven of Twins makes his MLB debut and gives up a HR to the 1st batter he faced – career 287 wins 3.31 ERA
1957  Don Drysdale pitches the 1st shutout of his career – will end with 49
1952  Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight title
1937  War Admiral wins the Belmont and becomes the 4th Triple Crown winner
1936  Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,700th game

Saturday, June 4, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 5

2001  MLB holds its draft. Who was selected #1?
2000  They held 2000 draft today also. Who was #1 selection?
1981  Nolan Ryan passed Early Wynn for most walks issued in a career. How many did he have now? Holds record for most in a career. How many did he end up with?
1957  Don Drysdale got the 1st shutout of his career. How many did he end up with?

SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 4

2009  Randy Johnson gets his 300th win – ends with 303 and 3.29 ERA
2002  Minnesota beats Cleveland 23-2 – had 25 hits with 4 players having 4 or more to tie AL record
1995  Orlando advances to NBA finals in only their 6th season
1990  Chipper Jones selected #1 in MLB draft, NYY choose Andy Pettitte in 22th round and Jorge Posada in the 24th
1989  Toronto wins their 12th straight game at Fenway Park – Red Sox led 10-0 in 7th – lose 12-11 in 12
1988  Rickey Henderson sets NYY record with his 249th steal
1986  Barry Bonds hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 762
1984  Mark McGwire selected #10 in 1st round of MLB draft by Oakland
1976  Celtics beat Phoenix 128-126 in 3 OTs in game 5 of NBA finals
1975  Montreal selects Andre Dawson in 10th round of MLB draft, Dodgers take Dave Stewart in 16th
1974  Indians forfeit game to Texas with score tied in the 9th – it was “Ten-Cent Beer Night” in Cleveland and fans ran onto the field
1970  Pirates take Dave Parker in the 14th round of MLB draft
1969  Rod Carew steals home for the 5th time this season
1969  Montreal loses 18th straight game (11-35) – most for any expansion team
1968  Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout – record 7-1, 1.21 ERA
1964  Sandy Koufax no hits Philadelphia (3rd of his career) – gave up one walk with 12 strikeouts
1958  Hank Sauer and Bob Schmidt hit consecutive pinch hit HRs – 2nd time in MLB history

Friday, June 3, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 4

1990  MLB holds its draft. #1 choice is Chipper Jones., but two NYY players who will be identified forever with the team are drafted in the 22nd and 24th round. Who are they?
1988  Rickey Henderson sets the NYY career record for steals. How many did he have?
1974  The Indians are forced to forfeit a home game vs. Texas with the score tied in the 9th inning. Why?

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I POSTED THIS YESTERDAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO SEE IT - SHAQ'S 10 MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2011/06/the_10_best_moments_of_shaqs_c.html

WORLD'S GREATEST CAR DECAL
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=60316

GREAT COMPUTER DESK TOP
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=60365

TODAY'S SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 3

2008  Randy Johnson passes Roger Clemens as #2 all time with 4,673 strikeouts – ends with 4,875
2004  Julio Franco hits a grand slam for Atlanta – oldest to do so – born August 23, 1958
2003  Sammy Sosa shatters his bat revealing cork in it
1999  Karl Malone named NBA MVP – 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists
1998  Roger Clemens beats Detroit 5-1 – record now 6-6 – will end season 20-6 with next loss June 6, 1999 – 19 straight
1995  Expos Pedro Martinez has his perfect game broken up in the 10th by a double – wins 1-0
1993  Seattle chooses Alex Rodriguez #1 in MLB draft
1992  In game 1 of NBA finals, Michael Jordan scores 39 including 35 in a half and six 3 point field goals – both finals records
1989  Nolan Ryan pitches a one hitter – 11th of his career
1989  Astros beat Dodgers in 22 innings – 7 hours 14 minutes
1987  Cubs beat Astros 22-7 – teams tie MLB record by combining for 3 grand slams
1985  Detroit Tigers take John Smoltz in the 22nd round of MLB draft – 213 wins, 154 saves, 3.33 ERA in 21 seasons
1984  Magic Johnson has NBA finals record 21 assists in win over Boston
1980  NY Mets choose Darryl Strawberry #1 in MLB draft
1978  Davey Johnson of Philadelphia hits his 2nd pinch hit grand slam of the season – only one ever to do so
1977  Baltimore Orioles complete a triple play to end the game
1971  Ken Holtzman of Chicago throws a no hitter vs. Red – 2nd of his career
1969  Montreal Expos lose their 17th straight game
1955  Stan Musial hits his 300th HR – ends with 475
1932  Lou Gehrig hits 4 straight HRs in a 20-13 win
1930  Grover Cleveland Alexander released by Philadelphia – 373 wins, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games in 20 seasons

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ JUNE 3

1999  The NBA announces its MVP winner. He averaged 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 4.1 assists. Who is he?
1993  MLB holds its draft. Who was seelected #1?
1989  Nolan Ryan pitched a one hitter. At this point how many did he have?
1985  MLB star pitcher who had a career ERA of 3.33 was chosen in the 22nd round. Who was he?

RANKING THE BEST NBA PLAYERS FROM THE 70's
http://footbasket.com/2011/03/30/nba-power-rankingsranking-the-greatest-nba-players-from-the-70s/

Jim Tressel  5) "I can assure you that you will be proud of our young people in the classroom, in the community and most especially in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the football field."
--Jim Tressel, in his 2001 Opening Press Conference at Ohio State    CLASSIC
10 Memorable moments from Shaq's career
http://www.masslive.com/celtics/index.ssf/2011/06/the_10_best_moments_of_shaqs_c.html

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 2

2005  NYY lose 5th straight game – 1st time in over 2 years
2001  Cubs win 12th straight – their longest streak in 65 years
2000  Fred McGriff of Tampa Bay hits his 400th HR – ends with 493
2000  Rick Aguilera of Cubs gets his 300th save – will end with 318
1999  Josh Hamilton selected #1 in MLB draft
1996  Darryl Kile of Astros ties MLB record by hitting 4 batters in the game
1996  Seattle beats Utah 90-86 in game 7 of Western Conference finals to advance to championship round
1990  Randy Johnson no hits Tigers 2-0 – had 6 walks
1986  Rod Carew announces his retirement – final game was October 5, 1985 - .328 average in 19 seasons, 7 batting titles, hit .300 or more in 15 of the seasons
1985  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 4,458th playoff point to move pass Jerry West as #1 all time – will end with 5,762 – Michael Jordan will ultimately pass him
1958  Brooks Robinson hits into triple play – will set MLB record by doing it 4 times in his career
1958  Whitey Ford ties AL record by striking out 6 straight batters
1941  Lou Gehrig died - .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2 time MVP, played in 2,164 games
1935  Babe Ruth announces his retirement – final game was May 30 - .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI in 2,503 games
1925  Lou Gehrig pinch hit yesterday, he starts today at 1st base – goes 3 for 5 and will play in 2,130 consecutive games
Lou Gehrig quotes http://sportsquotation.blogspot.com/search/label/Lou%20Gehrig

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ FOR JUNE 2

2001  The Chicago Cubs have their longest winning streak in 65 years. How many in a row did they win?
1986  This MLB Hall of Famer announced his retirement. He played 19 seasons and averaged .328, won 7 batting titles, and hit .300 or more in 15 of his 19 seassons. Who is he?
1985  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored his 4,458th playoff point to become #1 all time. What Hall of Famer did he pass? Michael Jordan would eventually surpass Jabbar's number.

SI.com's Top Cy Young candidates if the season ended today
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/cliff_corcoran/05/30/cy.young.shields.weaver.halladay/index.html

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 1

2005  George Mikan died – NBA pioneer who played from 1948 to 1956
1997  Rookie pitcher John Thomson gets his 1st MLB win also had 4 hits and 3 RBI
1997  Michael Jordan wins game 1 of NBA finals with his last second jump shot 84-82 – scored 32 points in the game
1995  Darin Erstad selected #1 in MLB draft - .282 average, 699 RBI, 1,697 hits in 1,654 games in 14 seasons
1994  Reggie Miller scored 5 three point field goals in the 4th quarter in win over NY Knicks – total 39 points
1993  Dan Majerle of Suns gets NBA record 8 three point field goals in win over Seattle
1992  Penguins sweep Chicago for Stanley Cup
1987  Phil Niekro gets his 314th win – with brother Joe they have 530 to pass Gaylord and Jim Perry as #1 brother combination
1979  Seattle beats Washington 97-93 to win their only NBA championship
1977  Dennis Eckersley gives up a run in the 5th to Seattle – had gone 22 1/3rd without doing so
1975  Angels’ Nolan Ryan gets his 100th win – it is his 4th no hitter to tie Sandy Koufax
1941  Mel Ott gets his 400th HR and 1,500th RBI – ends 511 and 1,860
1939  1st boxing match on TV – Lon Nova beats Max Baer
1925  Lou Gehrig pinch hits for NYY – begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak played