Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 31

2005 Jeremy Hermida of Florida makes his MLB debut – came in as a pinch hitter and hit a grand slam – in the same game Albert Pujols got his 100th RBI – 4th in MLB history to do so in first 5 years
2004 Cleveland beats NYY 22-0 – had 22 hits
2003 Alex Rodriguez hits his 40th HR – 2nd player in MLB history with four straight 40 HR seasons – Babe Ruth
1998 Oakland’s Rickey Henderson scores his 2,000th run – only 6th player in MLB history to do so – Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, and Willie Mays
1996 Marlins score 5 runs in the 1st inning vs. Reds – lose 22-8
1993 Orioles Mike Mussina strikes out 6 straight Angels
1990 Dennis Eckersley gets his 40th save of the season – only one of three to ever do it twice – Dan Quisenberry and Jeff Reardon
1982 NY Mets lose their 15th game in a row – will win tomorrow
1974 NYY Get 25 hits in a 18-6 win over Chicago
1968 NY Mets pitcher Jim McAndrew loses his NL record tying 5th shutout loss of the season – ends season with a 4-7 record and a 2.28 ERA
1959 Sandy Koufax sets NL record with 18 strikeouts – also sets MLB record with 31 over 2 consecutive starts
1954 Indians win their 18th game of the month
1950 Gil Hodges its 4 HRs in a Brooklyn 19-3 win
1917 Babe Ruth wins his 20th game of the year

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 30

2006 Pittsburgh beats Chicago 10-9 in 11 innings – each team had 20 hits – no HRs
2006 Red Sox Curt Schilling gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,116
2004 Houston’s Jeff Bagwell steals a base – 11th player in MLB history with 400 HRs and 200 steals
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 54th HR and Mark McGwire hits his 55th
1998 Roger Clemens beats the Twins 6-0 – has 29 inning scoreless streak going
1998 Philadelphia’s Curt Schilling throws his 13th complete game of the season – benefited by a triple play
1997 Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra does not get a hit – ending AL rookie record at 30 consecutive games
1989 Cardinals leave 16 runners on base in a 2-0 13 inning loss to Cincinnati
1988 Phillies Kent Tekulve becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to appear in 1,000 games – Hoyt Wilhelm
1987 Twins Kirby Puckett is 6 for 6 in the game (ties AL record) – went 4 for 5 yesterday – ties MLB record 10 in 2 games
1986 Roger Clemens wins his 20th – record now 20-4
1984 Boston’s Jim Rice grounds into his 33rd double play of the season – MLB record – will end with 36
1974 Texas’ Dave Nelson steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 1st inning – only 3rd time in MLB history it is done in the 1st inning
1969 Senators Frank Howard steals a base – his first in 3 years – ends career with 8
1969 Angels catcher Jose Azcue ties AL record with 3 consecutive passed balls
1964 Milwaukee and San Francisco combine to use MLB record 15 pinch hitters in a double header
1905 Ty Cobb makes his MLB debut – gets a hit – will get 4,189 of them

Monday, August 29, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 29

2006 Barry Bonds hits 2 HRs – now has 69 multiple HR games – Babe Ruth had 72
2004 Albert Pujols gets his 100th RBI of the season – only 4th player in MLB history to do so in his first 4 years – Simmons, DiMaggio, and Ted Williams
2002 Cubs Mark Bellhorn hits a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inning – 1st NL player to do so in the same inning – Carlos Baerga did it also
2000 Angels Darin Erstad gets his 200th hit of the season – fastest to get there in 65 years
1999 Albert Belle gets 4 doubles in a game – ties MLB record
1998 Florida Marlins lose their 89th game of the season – MLB record for a defending World Series champion
1996 Ramon Martinez of the Dodgers beats brother Pedro of Montreal 2-1
1993 Royals George Brett steals a base – 3rd player in MLB history with 3,000 hits, 300 HRs, and 200 steals – Mays and Aaron
1987 Nolan Ryan gets his 200th strikeout of the season – MLB record 11th time
1979 Eddie Murray of the Orioles gets 7 RBI in a 7-4 win – hit 3 consecutive HRs – 2 right handed and 1 left handed
1978 NYY get 5 intentional walks in a game vs. Angels
1977 Lou Brock steals his 893rd base – passes Ty Cobb
1977 Jim Rice hits 3 HRs in the game – 1st Boston player since 1955 to do it
1977 Cleveland shortstop Duane Kuiper hits a HR – when he retires in 1985 it will be his only HR in 3,379 at bats
1972 San Francisco’s Jim Barr retires the first 20 batters he faced – retired the last 21 he faced in his previous outing – the 41 retired is a MLB record that would last 37 years
1967 The Red Sox and NYY play a 29 inning double header
1967 Bert Campaneris of KC gets 3 triples in a game – they lose to Cleveland
1965 Willie Mays ties NL record with his 17th HR of the month
1965 White Sox shortstop Ron Hansen handles 28 chances in a double header vs. Red Sox – MLB record

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 28

2003 Dodgers Eric Gagne sets MLB record with his 44th straight save of the season
2002 LA Dodgers Odalis Perez beats the Diamondbacks 1-0 – only run of the game was his HR
2001 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – only 3rd AL rookie to hit 200 since 1964
2001 Alex Rodriguez becomes the 9th player in MLB history to hit 40 HRs in 4 consecutive seasons
1996 Vinny Castilla of Colorado gets his 100th RBI of the season – team now has 4 players with 100 or more – ties MLB record
1992 Brewers beat Toronto 22-2 – had AL record 31 hits – most hits in a game in 91 years – 26 of them were singles
1990 Ryne Sandberg of Cubs hits his 30th HR of the year – first second baseman to have back to back 30 HR seasons in MLB history
1987 Mike Schmidt hits his 522nd HR – passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey
1977 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 300th batter for the 5th time in his career
1977 Steve Garvey of Dodgers has 5 extra base hits, scores 5 times, and has 5 RBI in the game
1970 Juan Marichal gets his 200th win – ends with 243
1967 Johnny Bench makes his MLB debut – goes 0 for 3
1951 Pirates ends Giants 16 game win streak

Saturday, August 27, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 27

2005 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jeff Kent is the first player at his position to hit 300 HRs – ends with 377
2005 Atlanta Braves win their 11th consecutive division championship and 14th of the last 15
2000 Angels Tim Salmon hits his 30th HR – 4th Angel player with 30 or more – AL record
1997 Cleveland’s Matt Williams ties MLB record with 6 RBI in the 4th inning
1995 Tiger Woods wins the 95th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship
1990 Red Sox Ellis Burke hits 2 HRs in an inning – last time Boston did it was 1928
1988 Tommy Lasorda wins his 1,000th game as manager
1986 Nolan Ryan wins his 250th game – ends with 324
1982 Rickey Henderson steals his 119th base of the season breaking Lou Brock’s record – will end the day at 122 and the season at 130
1980 Steve Carlton wins his 20th game of the season – ends season with 24 wins
1978 Joe Morgan of the Reds is the first to have 200 HRs and 500 steals
1977 Texas hitters Toby Harrah and Bump Wills hit back to back inside the park HRs on consecutive pitches
1975 Craig Kusick is hit by a pitch 3 times in a game – ties MLB record
1974 NY Mets Benny Ayala hits a HR in his 1st time at bat
1963 Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, and Felipe Alou hit consecutive HRs in the 3rd inning
1955 Sandy Koufax strikes out 14 Reds in his 2nd MLB start
1955 Red Sox trail Tigers 3-0 with 2 outs in the 9th – Ted Williams hit a grand slam as Boston wins 4-3
1938 In the first game of a double header, Joe DiMaggio hits 3 triples, in the 2nd game the NYY no hit Detroit
1935 In the first game of a double header, NYY and Chicago combine to leave 30 runners on base (ties MLB record), in the second game Lou Gehrig gets a walk in each of his 5 at bats (ties AL record)

Friday, August 26, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 26

2004 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 200th hit of the season – 1st player in MLB history to hit 200 in his first four seasons
2001 Sammy Sosa hits his 50th HR – he, Mark McGwire, and Babe Ruth are the only players to have four 50 HR seasons
1999 Randy Johnson gets his 300th strikeout of the season
1996 Curt Schilling has 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 1-0 loss to the Giants
1995 Greg Maddux of Braves wins his 16th consecutive road game
1991 Bret Saberhagen no hits the White Sox
1987 Paul Molitor’s 39 game hit streak ended – he was on deck when Rick Manning got the game winning hit
1985 Orioles Eddie Murray has 9 RBI in a game vs. the Angels
1980 Padres beat NY Mets 8-6 – 10 intentional walks issued in the game
1972 Ron Santo of the Cubs gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,254
1971 NY Giants announce they are moving to New Jersey
1955 1st color telecast of a tennis match – Davis Cup on NBC
1947 Don Blankhead becomes the first black pitcher in MLB

Thursday, August 25, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 25

2001 NYY beat Angels 7-5, Roger Clemens record is now 17-1, Paul O’ Neill hit his 20th HR – oldest player to have 20 HRs and 20 steals in a season – he is 38
2001 Texas beats Boston 8-7 in 18 innings – teams used 17 pitchers
1999 Royals pitcher Jeff Montgomery gets his 300th save – only 10th to do it and first to do it for one team
1998 Blue Jays Roger Clemens strikes out 18 KC batters – 1st pitcher in MLB history to have 3 games of 18 or more
1996 Seattle connects on back to back HRs for the 17th time this season – MLB record
1996 Yankees dedicate their 1st monument in 47 years – Mickey Mantle
1993 Atlanta’s Fred McGriff and David Justice hit back to back HRs twice in a game vs. San Francisco
1986 Mark McGwire hits his 1st HR – ends with 583
1985 Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player to win 20 games in a season – ends with 24-4 record
1979 Angels beat Toronto 24-2
1968 NYY outfielder Rocky Colavito pitched 2 2/3rd innings and beat the Tigers 6 to 5 – he played right field in the 2nd game and hit a HR
1967 Dean Chance of Minnesota pitched his 2nd no hitter of the month
1965 Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics signs the NBA’s highest contract – one more dollar than Wilt Chamberlain
1965 “Moonlight” Graham died – immortalized in “Field of Dreams”
1963 Cleveland players strikeout for a record 27 times in a double header (AL record) – combine with Boston for 44 (AL record)
1950 Sugar Ray Robinson wins the middleweight title
1922 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in the highest scoring major league game – 51 hits, 23 walks, 10 errors

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 24

2005 Mets beat Arizona 18-4 – rookie Mike Jacobs gets 2 HRs – 1st player in MLB history to get 4 HRs in 4 days since he made his debut
2003 Oakland hits 2 grand slams in the game – 1st time in the 103 year history of the organization- had not hit one all year
2002 Baltimore loses to Toronto – will finish the rest of the season with a 4-31 record
1991 Seattle’s Rob Murphy pitches in his 121st straight game without a win
1989 Pete Rose is suspended for life for gambling on baseball
1983 Baltimore infielder Lenn Sakata catches in the 10th inning vs. Toronto – his only time as a catcher – Baltimore’s pitcher Tippy Martinez comes in as a relief pitcher, but Toronto manages to get 3 runners to 1st base and Tippy picks them all off – Sakata hits a 3 run HR in the bottom of the inning for the win
1982 Royal catcher John Walthan steals his 31st base – MLB record for catchers (1916) – ends season with 36
1975 Lou Brock steals his 800th base – ends with 938
1974 Dodgers Davey Lopes steals 5 bases in the game
1972 Gordie Howe enters the NHL Hall of Fame
1971 Ernie Banks hits his 512th and final HR
1963 John Pennel becomes the 1st to pole vault 17 feet
1960 Cal Ripken born
1940 Ted Williams pitched the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit – gave up 3 hits and 1 run

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 23

2009 Phillies Eric Bruntlett turns an unassisted triple play in the bottom of the 9th to preserve a 9-7 win – only happened one other time to end a game – 1927
2006 KC scores 10 in the 1st inning – lose to Cleveland 15-13
2005 Minnesota beats Chicago 1-0 – only got one hit – a HR in the 8th
2002 Padres beat Florida 18-2 – 7 players get an RBI in the 5th and 11 hitters come up with the bases loaded
2001 In his MLB debut, Colorado rookie Jason Jennings shuts out the Mets 10-0 – at bat he is 3 for 5 with a HR
1999 NYY beat Texas 21-3 – Derek Jeter scores his 100th run for the 4th straight season – only other Yankee to do so was Mantle who did it 9 straight
1998 Barry Bonds hits his 400th HR – ends 755
1993 Joe Carter of Blue Jays hits 3 HRs in the game – 5th time in his career he has done so – AL record
1992 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set the record for most consecutive saves, is the 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
1989 Dodgers beat Montreal 1-0 in 22 innings on a Rick Dempsey HR – Expos did not get a walk, game time was 6 hours 14 minutes, and the Expos mascot was ejected in the 11th inning
1970 Roberto Clemente gets his 2nd straight 5 hit game
1964 The Cardinals are 11 games back in the NL – they will go on to win the World Series
1963 Warren Spahn starts his 601st game – NL record – Grover Cleveland had 600
1962 Steve Boros of Tigers ties MLB record for a 3rd baseman with 4 errors in an inning

Monday, August 22, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 22

2007 Texas beats Baltimore 30-3 (AL record), in the 2nd game of the double header they score 9 (AL record for a double header) – no team since 1897 had scored 30 in a game
2003 Sammy Sosa hits his 500th HR as a Cub and his 30th for 9 straight seasons
2000 Alex Ochoa hits a grand slam – 142nd grand slam this season – MLB record
2000 Colorado uses 9 pitchers through 11 innings vs. Braves – catcher Brent Mayne pitches the 12th and gets the win – 1st position player to get a win since 1968 and first catcher since 1889
1999 Three consecutive Giants get a HR – 2nd time they have done so in 3 days
1999 Mark McGwire hits his 50th HR – MLB record 50 or more in 4 straight seasons
1992 Red Sox rookie John Valentin gets his 1st HR – a grand slam
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter – 1st in MLB history – Rickey Henderson was the victim – ends with 5,714
1989 Indians Felix Fermin ties MLB record with 4 sacrifice bunts – last done 70 years ago
1982 Catcher Glenn Brummer steals home in the 12th as Cardinals beat San Francisco – will only have 3 more steals in his career
1979 Johnny Bench hits his 325th HR as a Reds player – passes Frank Robinson’s franchise record
1970 Bob Gibson beats Padres on 2 hits – also got a triple and a double in the game
1965 Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hits Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1961 Roger Maris gets his 50th HR
1948 Brooklyn Dodgers steal 8 bases, including a triple steal with Jackie Robinson on 3rd
1851 Yacht “America” wins the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America’s Cup)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 21

2007 Angels Garret Anderson gets 10 RBI vs. NYY
2005 NYY Randy Johnson gives up 4 HRs in an inning vs. Chicago – 1st time in his career
2004 LA Dodgers Jeff Weaver ties MLB record by hitting 3 consecutive batters in an inning
1999 Baltimore’s Brady Anderson leads off both games of a double header with a HR – only 3rd time in MLB history – they lost both games
1991 Cincinnati hits a grand slam in consecutive innings to beat the Expos 9-2
1991 NYY Bernie Williams strikes out 5 consecutive times in a 7-4 loss to KC – 28 players in MLB history have done so
1987 Dale Murphy hits his 300th HR – ends with 398
1986 With 2 outs in the 6th inning, the Red Sox score 11 runs to beat Cleveland 24-5
1984 Rookie Roger Clemens gets 15 strikeouts in a 11-1 Boston win
1982 Rollie Fingers gets his 300th save – 1st to ever do so – ends with 341
1972 Steve Carlton’s 15 game winning streak came to an end
1971 Cincinnati’s Jim Merritt gets his only win of the year (1-11) – he won 20 games last year
1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball’s first free agent
1963 Luis Aparicio gets his 300th steal – ends with 506
1936 Wilt Chamberlain born – scored 31,491 NBA points
1931 Babe Ruth hit his 600th HR – Lou Gehrig will hit one right after him –they will hit HRs in the same inning 19 times in their careers and 72 times in the same game

Saturday, August 20, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 20

2005 KC Royals win – snap a 19 game losing streak
2004 For the 200th time, Randy Johnson strikes out 10 or more
2000 Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship – 1st player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win 3 majors in a year
2000 For the 7th game in a row Seattle gives up at least 9 runs – ties MLB record set in 1901
1997 Cincinnati records no assists in a win over Colorado
1986 NYY Dave Winfield hits his 300th HR – ends with 465
1985 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 11th straight game – 1st NL pitcher to have 200 strikeouts in each of his 1st 2 seasons
1980 Pirates Omar Moreno steals his 70th base – 1st player this century to have three 70 steal seasons
1978 Jerry Remy hits a HR – last of his career – will have an additional 2,321 at bats without a HR – career 7 HRs with 4,455 at bats
1965 Eddie Mathews hits a HR for the Braves – he and Aaron have now combined for 773 HRs passing Ruth and Gehrig
1963 Mets pitcher Grover Powell wins his MLB debut – will be injured in next start and never win again
1961 Phillies set then record with their 23rd straight loss – will win 2nd game of the doubleheader to end the streak
1960 Ted Williams gets his 2,000th walk – joins Ruth as the only other one – ends with 2,021
1948 78,382 watch the White Sox play the Indians in Cleveland – Satchel Paige gets the 1-0 win for Cleveland
1945 Tommy Brown (Brooklyn Dodgers) becomes the youngest player to hit a HR – was 17 years, 8 months, and 14 days old
1938 Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd and last grand slam – still MLB record
1915 White Sox trade for “Shoeless” Joe Jackson

Friday, August 19, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 19

2000 NYY hit a record tying 3 sacrifice flies in one inning
2000 Jeff Bagwell of Houston gets his 300th HR – ends with 449
1992 Bret Boone debuts with Seattle – his grandfather and his father were also MLB players
1992 Tom Glavine wins his 13th in a row – (19-3)
1990 Dodger shortstop Jose Offerman hits a HR in his 1st at bat
1984 Lee Trevino (273) wins the 66th PGA Championship
1980 George Brett has his 30 game hitting streak snapped – hit .467 during the streak
1974 Reds Joe Morgan hit a grand slam and a 3 run HR – beat Philadelphia 15-2
1969 Ken Holtzman of the Cubs pitches a no hitter – 5th in 1969 – he did not strikeout a batter
1968 Bob Gibson throws his 10th shutout of the year – ERA is 1.00 and record is 18-5
1965 Reds pitcher Jim Maloney throws a no hitter – gave up 10 walks
1962 Homero Blancas plays the lowest round of a golf tournament (55) at an event in Texas
1962 NYY beat A’s 21-7 – Elston Howard had 8 RBI and Mantle 7
1961 Philadelphia loses its 22nd game in a row 4-3 – they left 11 runners on base
1957 Baseball’s NY Giants vote to move to San Francisco next year
1951 Bill Veeck sends up Eddie Gaedel (height 3’7’) to pinch hit in a game
1945 Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut as a pitcher – it will be his only win
1931 Lefty Grove wins his 16th straight game – record now is 25-2
1909 1st race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – 5 miles – 12,000 fans attended

Thursday, August 18, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 18

1998 Greg Maddux wins his 200th game – ends with 355
1998 Seattle’s Alex Rodriguez gets 5 hits – 2 HRs and 2 doubles – lose to Detroit 7-6
1995 Cubs beat Colorado 26-7 – nine Cubs score two or more times and 14 Cubs get a hit – both tie MLB record
1995 Seattle’s Mike Blowers hits a grand slam his first time up and a three run HR his second time up for 7 RBI – had 8 in a previous game
1992 St. Louis commits 2 errors – their 1st in 17 consecutive games – 16 consecutive is MLB record
1992 Larry Bird announces his retirement after 13 years in the NBA
1989 Andre Dawson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,774
1987 Earl Campbell retires from football
1986 Jim Kelly signs with the Buffalo Bills ($75 million/5 years)
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws NL record tying 5th one hitter
1967 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1966 Pirates third baseman Jose Pagan has 3 errors in one inning to tie a NL record
1965 Brooks Robinson hit into his 3rd triple play of his career – ties MLB record set by George Sisler – will end career doing it four times for the record
1934 Roberto Clemente was born – MLB Hall of Famer

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 17

2008 R.A. Dickey of Seattle throws 4 wild pitches in an inning – 5th to ever do so
2004 Rangers Mark Texeira hits for the cycle and drives in 7 runs in a 16-4 win over Cleveland
2002 NYY beat Seattle 8-3 – Alfonso Soriano hits a HR and is only the second baseman in MLB history to have 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season, also Bernie Williams did not get a hit in his 2nd at bat, prior to that he had 11 consecutive hits
2002 Alex Rodriguez hits 3 HRs – 6th player ever with 5 straight 40 HR seasons
2000 White Sox pitcher James Baldwin ties AL record – hit 4 batters
1996 Thomas Howard of Cincinnati gets 3 hits – 4th straight game he has done so
1992 Kevin Gross of Dodgers pitches the only 9 inning no hitter of the season
1986 Steve Carlton of the White Sox gets his 1st AL win – it is his 320th
1986 Pete Rose plays in his final game – strikes out as a pinch hitter
1984 Pete Rose returns to the Reds as a player/manager
1982 Reds Cesar Cedeno steals his 500th base – ends with 550
1982 Dodgers beat the Cubs 2-1 in 21 innings
1980 In a doubleheader vs. Tigers, Rangers Al Oliver of Texas hits 4 HRs, a double, and a triple – 21 total bases is a two game record
1973 Willie Mays hits his 660th and last HR
1972 Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game – now has 20-6 record
1944 NYY Johnny Lindell ties record with 4 consecutive doubles in the game
1933 Lou Gehrig breaks the record playing in his 1,309th consecutive game

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 17

2002 This MLB player became the only 2nd baseman to have 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season. Who is he?
1986 This MLB Hall of Famer got his 320th career win - his 1st in the AL.Who is he?
1973 This MLB Hall of Famer hit his final HR - his 660th. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 16

2009 Derek Jeter gets his 2,674th hit – most ever by a shortstop
2007 Trevor Hoffman gets his 30th save for the 12th straight season
2006 Bobby Abreau ties MLB record – 8th straight season with 100 walks (Frank Thomas)
2002 Pedro Martinez loses to Minnesota 5-0 – his 35 scoreless inning streak comes to an end
2001 SD pitcher Jeremy Fikac gets the win over the Mets – struck out the side and pitched just one inning – MLB debut
1996 Orioles beat A’s 14-3 – 8 of the 9 Orioles starters had at least 2 hits
1987 NY Mets beat Cubs 23-10
1981 The highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand 13 – Figi 0)
1978 Luis Tiant of Red Sox gets his 200th win – ends with 229
1976 Brewers pick off 3 runners at first base
1975 Minnesota beats Indians 9-1 – Twins set MLB record 9 players getting at least 2 hits
1971 Harmon Killebrew hits a triple – 8th season he hits just one triple
1969 Bob Gibson gets his 200th strikeout for the 7th straight season – NL record
1968 Denny McLain beats Red Sox at Fenway – he is 16-0 on the road this season
1965 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise – Miami Dolphins - $7.5 million
1964 With his record at 19-5, Sandy Koufax injures himself on the bases and will miss the rest of the season
1954 Sports Illustrated published for the 1st time
1936 The Berlin Olympics close
1930 Frank Gifford was born

Monday, August 15, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 16

2006 Bobby Abreau tied MLB record with his 8th straight season with 100 or more walks. Who did he tie?
1969 This MLB Hall of Famer set NL record by striking out his 200th batter for the 7th straight season. Who is he?
1965 The AFL awarded its 1st franchise. Who got it?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 15

2007 Ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleads guilty to felony charges in the NBA betting scandal
2006 Cubs and Astros play an 18 inning game – Cubs use all 25 players, combine to use 18 pitchers, combine to use 46 players
2006 Arizona and Colorado play an 18 inning game – combine to use 42 players and 15 pitchers
2003 NY Mets Tom Glavine wins his 250th game – ends with 305
1999 Chuck Finley strikes out 4 batters in an inning – only player in MLB history to do it twice
1997 Randy Johnson strikes out 13 – has 32 in his last 2 games to tie MLB record – Tiant, Ryan, and Gooden
1992 Montreal pitcher Mark Gardner hits 3 batters in an inning
1990 Reds Mark Winningham hits 3 triples in a game vs. St. Louis
1990 Mark McGwire becomes the first player to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1989 Cancer sufferer Dave Dravecky breaks his arm on the mound – his final MLB game – faced 2 batters in the 6th before the break and he got the win
1989 Texas pitcher Charlie Hough throws his 2nd career one hitter – it results in his 2nd career one hit loss – Rangers got 13 hits but no runs to lose 2-0
1984 Expos trade Pete Rose back to the Reds – will be player/manager
1980 Oakland A’s Rick Langford throws his 17th consecutive complete game – most in MLB since 1953
1979 Eddie Murray steals home in 12th for Baltimore win
1971 Vida Blue beats NYY 6-4 – record now is 22-4
1964 Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 27’3”
1916 Babe Ruth out pitches Walter Johnson in a 1-0 13 inning win
1912 Yankees Guy Zin steals home twice in the game – NYY end the season with 18 steals of home – MLB record

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 14

2008 Four straight White Sox players hit a HR – 6th time in MLB history
2007 Atlanta’s Bobby Cox is ejected – 132nd time in his career – MLB record
2002 Jason LaRue, Cincinnati catcher, has 3 consecutive passed balls
1999 Four Montreal players each hit 2 HRs in a game vs. Colorado – only 3rd time in MLB history
1998 Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits 2 grand slams in the game – only 9th in MLB history and first by a catcher
1996 Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones from the minors
1991 Angels Dave Winfield gets his 400th HR – ends with 465
1991 Fred McGriff of SD hits a grand slam for the 2nd day in a row – 12th to do so
1990 Angels Luis Polonia hits an inside the park grand slam vs. NYY
1988 Red Sox lose at Fenway – end AL record streak of 24 straight at home
1987 Mark McGwire sets MLB rookie record with his 39th HR – ends season with 49
1977 Yaz gets his 506th career double – MLB record – ends career with 646
1971 Bob Gibson no hits Pirates
1961 Phillies lose 17th straight game – end with 23 on August 23
1959 Earvin “Magic” Johnson born
1958 Cleveland Indians Vic Powers steals home twice – ends season with only 3 steals
1939 1st night game at Cominsky Park – Sox win 5-2
1936 1st Olympic basketball game final held – US wins gold beating Canada 19-8

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 14

2007 Bobby Cox is ejected from the game and set MLB record for the most times doing so. How many did he have?
1998 Orioles cathcer Chris Hoiles becomes the 9th and 1st catcher in MLB history to accomplish this hitting feat. What was it?
1977 Yaz set MLB record for the most doubles in a career. How many did he have?

Friday, August 12, 2011

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 13

2007 Placido Polanco plays in his 144th straight game at 2nd base without an error – MLB record
2006 Cleveland scores 11 runs in the 1st inning off of KC pitcher Luke Hudson – most runs allowed in 1st since 1897 – Travis Hoffman hits his 6th grand slam of the season to tie MLB record
2006 Greg Maddux sets MLB record by making at least 25 starts in 20 straight seasons
2004 Barry Bonds is walked intentionally twice – now has 86 – MLB record for a season
2004 KC ties record with 2 grand slams in the game
1995 Mickey Mantle died – career: .298 hitter, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP
1988 Boston Red Sox beat their own AL record with their 24th straight home win
1987 St. Louis outfielders do not record a single putout in a 13 inning win – MLB record
1979 Lou Brock gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,023
1969 Jim Palmer no hits the Oakland A’s
1939 NYY set AL shutout margin in a 21-0 beating of the A’s
1919 Man O’ War has his only defeat (Upset beat him at Saratoga)
1910 Dodgers and Pirates play to a 8-8 tie – both teams had 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 passed ball, 1 hit by a pitch, and 2 errors
1906 Cubs pitcher Jack Taylor ends his streak of completing games at 202 (187 complete, 15 relief) against Dodgers in the 3rd inning

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 13

2006 Cleveland scores the most runs in the 1st inning off of one pitcher since 1897 (KC's Luke Hudson). How many did they score?
2004 Barry Bonds sets MLB record for most intentional walks in a season. How many did he have?
1995 This MLB Hall of Famer died. Career: .298 average, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP. Who was he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 12

2004 Ben Broussard of Cleveland hits his 2nd pinch hit grand slam of the season – 4th in MLB history to do so
2001 Greg Maddux ends his streak at 72 1/3rd innings without giving up a walk – it was an intentional walk
1994 MLB players go on strike
1993 For the 3rd consecutive game, a Detroit Tiger hits a grand slam – ties MLB record (1978 Brewers)
1988 Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home wins record at 23 – have not lost since June 24
1987 Braves trade for minor leaguer John Smoltz
1986 Red Sox Don Baylor is hit for a record 25th time – will end being hit 35 times this season
1984 Harmon Killebrew and Don Drysdale are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1974 Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox batters in a 4-2 win
1969 Boston Celtics sold for a record $6 million
1964 Mickey Mantle switch hit for a HR in a game for the 10th time – MLB record
1960 Ralph Boston of the U.S. sets then world long jump record at 26’11”
1956 Mickey Mantle hits his 41st HR and 7th in the last 8 days
1934 Babe Ruth makes his final appearance at Fenway Park

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 12

2001 Greg Maddux ended his steak of consecutive innings without giving up a walk. How many was it? It was an intentional walk
1988 Red Sox set AL record for the most consecutive home wins. How many did they have?
1974 Two NYY teammates were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Who were they?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 11

2003 Royals and NYY set AL record with 19 doubles in the game
2003 Cubs Kerry Woods is the youngest pitcher to get 1,000 strike outs – took him 134 games
2002 Sammy Sosa sets NL record with 14 RBI over 2 consecutive games
2001 Giants pitcher Livian Hernandez goes 4 for 4 including his 1st HR – now has 8 straight hits and is 12 for 13
1998 David Wells of NYY pitches a 4 hit 7-0 win – his last game was a perfect game
1993 Detroit’s Dan Gladden hits a grand slam – also hit one yesterday – 14th in MLB history to do so in consecutive games
1991 Wilson Alvarez is the 1st rookie since 1983 to throw a no hitter – it is his 2nd MLB start
1984 Carl Lewis wins his 4th gold medal at the Olympics duplicating the feat of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
1982 Nolan Ryan pitches his 8th career one hitter
1982 Minnesota’s Terry Felton’s record is now 0-11 and 0-14 for his career (MLB record worst start) will end his career without ever getting a win 0-16
1980 Reggie Jackson gets his 400th HR
1979 Tug McGraw of Phillies gives up his 4th grand slam of the year – ties MLB record
1973 White Sox rookie Brian Downing gets his 1st MLB hit – an inside the park HR
1970 Jim Bunning becomes the 2nd player to win 100 games in each league – Cy Young the other
1969 Don Dyrsdale retires
1956 Mickey Mantle hits his 40th HR – 1st Yankee since Joe DiMaggio in 1937 to do so
1955 Ted Williams gets his 2,000th hit
1951 1st baseball game to be broadcast in color – Braves vs. Dodgers
1946 Stan Musial gets 8 hits in 9 at bats in a doubleheader
1929 Babe Ruth hits his 500th HR – ends with 714
1919 Green Bay Packers football club is formed

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 11

2003 This MLB pitcher became the youngest to strikeout 1,000 batters (took 134 games). Who is he?
2002 Sammy Sosa set NL record for RBI in consecutive games. How many did he have?
1970 This MLB pitcher became only the 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 10

2004 Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit 30 HRs in 13 consecutive seasons
2003 Rafael Furcal of the Braves turns the 12th unassisted triple play in MLB history
2002 Barry Bonds breaks Willie McCovey’s single season intentional walk record with his 46th – will end with 68 for the season
1999 All nine Orioles starters score at least one run and reach base at least twice in a 17-1 win over Tampa Bay
1998 Albert Belle of White Sox gets his 100th RBI – and his 30 HRs and 100 RBI in 7 consecutive seasons puts him in the company of Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx
1996 Eddie Murray hits his 18th career grand slam
1992 NY Mets Vince Coleman walks 5 times to tie MLB record – will have only 27 all season
1989 Nolan Ryan loses a no hitter in the 9th inning for the 5th time
1987 Oakland rookie Mark McGwire gets his 38th HR – ties MLB rookie record
1981 With his 3,631st career hit, Pete Rose breaks Stan Musial’s NL record
1978 NYY Ron Guidry improves his record to 16-2, 1.88 ERA
1971 Harmon Killebrew hits his 500th and 501st HR – 10th to do so – ends with 573
1971 Juan Marichal records his 50th shutout of his career
1960 Ted Williams announces he will retire at the end of the season
1924 Ty Cobb steals 2nd base once, third base twice, and home once – also scores 4 times

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SPORTS QUIZ FOR AUGUST 10

1998 This White Sox player got his 100th RBI and with his 30 HRs in 7 consecutive seasons joined Ruth, Gehrig and Foxx as the only ones to do it. Who is he?
1992 Vince Coleman tied MLB record for walks in a game. How many did he have? Had only 27 for the season
1971 This MLB Hall of Famer became the 10th to hit 500 HRs. Who was he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 9

2005 KC loses 11th in a row – gave up 11 runs in the 9th to lose 13-7 – will lose 19 in a row
2002 Barry Bonds hits his 600th HR – Aaron, Mays, and Ruth are the only others
2001 Sammy Sosa hits 3 consecutive HRs but they lose to Colorado 14-5
2001 In Giants vs. Reds game, Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 450th HR – youngest to reach that mark and Barry Bonds hits his 49th – fastest to reach that mark
1999 Toronto beats Texas 19-4 – Toronto had 25 hits – Doug Davis of Rangers makes his MLB debut – gave up 11 hits, 3 HRs, and 10 earned runs in 2 1/3rd innings – will be gone tomorrow
1999 5 grand slams hit in baseball today – most in the 129 year history of the game
1990 Padres Gary Templeton gets his 2,000th hit – got his 1st exactly 14 years ago
1988 Edmonton trades Wayne Gretzky to the LA Kings
1988 Cubs beat Mets in the 1st official night game at Wrigley
1987 Trailing 15-4, NYY catcher Rick Cerone pitched – 2nd time in three weeks he has caught and pitched in the same game
1975 Dodgers Davey Lopes steals his 32nd consecutive base – broke record set in 1922
1971 Satchel Paige is inducted into the Hall of Fame
1960 Phillies second baseman Tony Taylor plays both games of a doubleheader and does not record a putout – ties MLB record
1936 Jesse Owens wins his 4th gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin
1928 Bob Cousy was born
1925 The only time Babe Ruth was pinch hit for – Bobby Veach flied out

Monday, August 8, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 9

2001 In the same game this MLB player became the youngest to hit his 450th HR and another became the fastest to hit 49 in a season. Who are they?
1999 The most grand slams in MLB history were hit today. How many?
1975 This MLB player stole his 32nd consecutive base to break a record set in 1922. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 8

2009 Albert Pujols gets his 100th RBI – 9th straight season of his career
2004 Tim Wakefield of Boston wins the game despite giving up 6 HRs – 1st time a pitcher won doing so since 1932
2003 Eric Gagne sets MLB record with his 39th straight save to start the season
2002 John Smoltz gets his 40th save of the season – fastest ever to reach that mark
2000 Cubs pitcher Phil Norton makes his MLB debut – gave up 4 HRs in the 4th inning – 1st Cub in 124 year history of the organization to do so
1998 Paul Molitor gets his 500th steal – only 6th player in history to have 500 steals and 3,000 hits
1997 Seattle’s Randy Johnson strikes out 19 White Sox hitters – 2nd time this season – 1st time in MLB history it is done twice in a season
1996 Darryl Strawberry hits his 5th HR in last 9 at bats
1992 NBA’s Dream Team wins Olympic Gold
1991 In a 14 inning game, Detroit players strikeout 21 times
1988 The Twins get their 2nd triple play of the season
1984 Carl Lewis wins his 3rd gold medal at the Olympics
1984 Milwaukee’s Don Sutton throws his 100th strikeout for the 19th straight season – MLB record
1979 A’s Matt Keough loses to California 8-1 – record now is 0-14
1973 Red Sox Orlando Cepeda ties MLB record with 4 doubles in the game
1955 Don Newcombe of the Dodgers loses o the Cubs 1-0 – his record now is 18-2 – both losses to Cubs
1954 Dodgers score 13 runs in the 8th – 12 unearned and 12 with 2 outs and no one on base
1922 Pirates set a record with 46 hits in a double header
1900 The first Davis Cup tennis matches are held – Boston

Sunday, August 7, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 8

2003 Eric Gagne set a MLB record for the most consecutive saves to start a season. How many did he have?
1998 This MLB player stole his 500th base and became only the 6th player in MLB history to have 500 steals and 3,000 hits. Who is he?
1984 Don Sutton accomplished a MLB record by doing something for the 19th consecutive season. What was it?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 7

2007 Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s record with his 756th HR
2004 Greg Maddux becomes the 22nd pitcher to win 300 games – ends with 355
2003 Eric Gagne gets his 38th consecutive save and 46th consecutive over 2 seasons
2003 Albert Pujols reaches 30 HRs and 100 RBI level – has done so in each of his 1st three years in the league – only other one to do so was Jose Canseco
2001 Greg Maddux sets NL record with 70 1/3rd innings without giving up a walk
2000 LA Lakers announce the retirement of VP of Operations – Jerry West
1999 Wade Boggs becomes the first player to hit a HR for his 3,000th hit
1992 Orlando Magic sign #1 draft choice Shaquille O’Neal
1984 Bill Buckner and Tony Armas both hit a grand slam in Boston’s 12-7 win over Detroit
1983 Grete Waitz wins the first all women’s marathon in Finland – will win the NYC marathon in 77 days
1978 Eddie Mathews inducted into the Hall of Fame - .271/512/1,453
1962 NYY shortstop Tony Kubek returns from military service – hit a HR in his 1st at bat
1956 Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at a fan
1956 51 year old Satchel Paige wins a minor league game – 57,000 see him do it at the Orange Bowl in Miami
1943 Giants strand 18 runners in a game vs. Philadelphia – 2 in each inning
1929 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting a grand slam in consecutive games

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 7

2003 Albert Pujols reaches the 30 HR and 100 RBI mark for the season. He has now done so for the first 3 years in the league. Only one other MLB player had done so prior to him. Who is he?
2001 Greg Maddux sets the NL record for the most consecutive innings without giving up a walk. How many innings was it?
1978 This player was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame - average .271, 512 HRs, 1,453 RBI. who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 6

2001 Red Sox catcher Scott Hattenberg hit into a triple play in the 4th vs. Rays – in the 6th he hit a grand slam to give Boston the lead and the win
1999 San Diego’s Tony Gwynn gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,141
1996 Darryl Strawberry hits 3 HRs in a win over the White Sox – only 8th player to hit 3 in a game in both leagues
1994 Joe Carter of Toronto steals a base – only 10th player in MLB history to have 300 HRs and 200 stolen bases
1992 Nolan Ryan is ejected from the game – 1st time in his 26 year career
1989 Red Sox retire Carl Yastrzemski’s #8 - .285/452/1,844
1988 Jose Canseco steals his 30th base – 11th in MLB history to have 30 steals and 30 HRs in a season – will end the season as the first 40-40 member
1988 Rich Gossage gets his 300th save – 2nd ever to do so – ends with 310
1986 Baltimore and Toronto combine for a record 3 grand slams in the game
1984 Carl Lewis wins his 2nd gold medal at the Olympics
1983 Mets pitcher Walt Terrel hits 2 HRs – 1st time in 5 years a pitcher has done so
1975 Mets fire Yogi Berra
1973 Roberto Clemente and Warren Spahn are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1967 Brooks Robinson of Baltimore sets a MLB record – hit into his 4th triple play of his career
1952 Satchel Paige (46) becomes the oldest to win a complete game shutout
1890 Cy Young makes his debut and gets the win – ends career with 511

Friday, August 5, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 6

1996 This MLB player hit 3 HRs in a game vs. the White Sox and became only the 8th player in MLB history to hit 3 in a game in both leagues. Who is he?
1989 This MLB Hall of Famer retired. Hit .285, 452 HRs, 1,844 RBI. Who is he?
1967 Brooks Robinson set the MLB record for hitting into a triple play the most times in a career. How many times did he do it?

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 5

2007 Tom Glavine wins his 300th game – 5th lefthander to do so – ends with 305
2006 Reggie White, Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, and John Madden inducted into the Football Hall of Fame
2006 Trevor Hoffman sets MLB record with his 11th 30 save season – will end with 15
2006 Rookie pitcher Fausto Carmona of Cleveland becomes only the second pitcher in MLB history to lose 4 relief games in a week
2005 Albert Pujols becomes the 1st player in MLB history to hit 30 HRs in his 1st 5 seasons
2002 LA Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn died – called 3,338 consecutive Lakers games
2001 Cleveland beats Seattle 15-14 in 11 innings – 1st team in 76 years to come back from a 12 run deficit
2001 Detroit Tigers tie MLB record by scoring only one run in their 5th consecutive game – last done 1968
2001 Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett inducted into the Hall of Fame
1994 Braves Fred McGriff hits a HR – only 9th player in MLB history to hit 30 or more in 7 consecutive seasons
1992 Oakland’s Jose Canseco walks in his first 2 at bats – walked 5 times yesterday – ties MLB record (1938) with 7 consecutive walks
1986 Steve Carlton gets his 4,000th strikeout – only Nolan Ryan is in the club
1984 Blue Jays Cliff Johnson hits his 19th pinch hit HR – MLB record
1979 Red Sox beat Milwaukee 19-5 – did not score a run in the 4th but did it in every other inning
1979 Willie Mays inducted into Hall of Fame - .302/660/1,903
1975 Phillies 1st 8 batters get a hit – MLB record
1936 Jesse Owens wins his 3rd gold medal at the Berlin Olympics
1931 Cards Jim Bottomley has 6 hits in 6 at bats for the 2nd time in his career
1921 First play-by-play baseball game was broadcast on the radio – Pittsburgh

Thursday, August 4, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 5

2002 Chick Hearn died. How many consecutive Laker games had he called?
1994 This Braves hitter became only the 9th in MLB history to hit 30 or more HRs in 7 consecuive seasons. Who is he?
1984 Blue Jays' Cliff Johnson hit a pinch hit HR, now has the most in MLB history. How many did he have?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 4

2007 Alex Rodriguez (32) is the youngest to hit 500 HRs
2007 Barry Bonds ties Hank Aaron with his 755th HR
2004 St. Louis catcher Mike Matheny commits an error – ends his MLB record 252 consecutive game errorless streak
1998 Darryl Strawberry hits his second pinch hit grand slam of the season – ties MLB record
1996 Jim Bunning and Earl Weaver are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1993 San Diego’s Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits vs. the Giants – his 4th time this season with 5 or more in a game – ties MLB record set by Wee Willie Keeler – equaled by Ty Cobb and Stan Musial
1989 Dave Steib loses a perfect game with 2 outs in the 9th – third time he has lost a no hitter with 2 outs in the 9th
1986 White Sox pitcher Jose DeLeon gets his 2nd win of the season – beat the Red Sox and Roger Clemens (17-4) for the second time in 5 days by 1-0 score
1985 Tom Seaver becomes the 17th pitcher to win 300 games – ends with 311
1985 Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,053
1984 Carl Lewis wins his first gold medal at the Olympics
1982 NY Mets Joel Youngblood singles in a Chicago day game – he then singles for the Expos in Philadelphia in a night game – he was traded between games
1979 Braves Phil Niekro sets MLB record with 4 wild pitches in an inning and 6 in the game
1978 NYY Ron Guidry has his 2nd loss of the season – 2-1 to Baltimore – record now is 15-2
1971 Bob Gibson wins his 200th game – ends with 251
1936 Jesse Owens wins his 2nd gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 4

1998 This MLB player hit his 2nd pitch hit grand slam HR of the season to tie MLB record. Who is he?
1993 This MLB Hall of Famer got 6 hits in the game, the 4th time this season he had hit 5 or more in a game. Who is he?
1982 This NY Met player got a single in a day game vs. Chicago and a single in a night game vs. Montreal - was traded between games. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 3

2004 Albert Pujols hits his 30th HR – 1st player in MLB history to hit 30 in his first 4 seasons
2003 Eddie Murray, Gary Carter, and Bob Uecker inducted into the Hall of Fame
2002 Barry Bonds hits his 30th HR for the 11th consecutive season – will end with 13 consecutive
2002 Mariners Edgar Martinez hits 3 sacrifice flies – ties MLB record
1998 Houston pitcher C.J. Nitkowski hits 3 consecutive Florida batters in the 8th inning – Dock Ellis and Wilbur Wood are the only other two to do so
1997 Phil Niekro, Nellie Fox, and Tommy Lasorda inducted into Hall of Fame
1990 Cleveland’s Alex Cole ties MLB record by stealing 7 bases in 2 games – had 5 yesterday
1989 Reds send 20 men to bat in one inning, also set a record with 16 hits in the inning, scored 14 runs in the 1st
1989 Jorge Valesquez becomes the 5th jockey to win 6,000 races
1987 Minnesota’s Joe Niekro is suspended for 10 games when he is caught with a file on the mound
1987 Jack Morris throws 5 wild pitches (ties AL record) – will end the season with 24 – MLB record at the time
1986 Willie McCovey and Bobby Doerr inducted into the Hall of Fame
1983 Nolan Ryan pitches his 9th career one hitter
1980 Al Kaline and Duke Snider inducted into the Hall of Fame
1969 Orioles Dave McNally suffers his first loss of the year – record now 15-1
1962 NY Mets Frank Thomas becomes only the 2nd player in NL history to have 6 HRs in 3 consecutive games
1961 St. Louis beats Pittsburgh 19-0 – most lopsided shutout since 1906
1944 Tommy Brown, 16 years, 8 months old, makes his MLB debut with Brooklyn- had one error, a double, and scored a run
1933 NY Yankees are shut out for the first time in 308 games
1863 Saratoga Race Track opens

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 3

1993 Nolan Ryan pitched another one hitter. How many did he have to this point?
1962 This NY Met, and future Hall of Famer, became only the 2nd player in NL history to hit a total of 6 HRs in 3 consecutive games. Who is he?
1863 This venerable horse track opened for the 1st time. What is it?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 2

1995 Toronto rookie pitcher Paul Menhart pitches a one hitter, but loses 1-0 to Baltimore – the one hit was a HR by Harold Baines
1992 Rollie Fingers and Tom Seaver inducted into the Hall of Fame – Fingers: 341 saves, 2.90 ERA, Cy Young and MVP in 1981 – Seaver: 311 wins, 2.86 ERA, 3 time Cy Young winner
1991 Rangers pitcher Mike Jeffcoat gets an RBI – 1st AL pitcher to drive in a run since DH rule in 1973 – 1st AL pitcher to get a hit since 10/2/1974
1990 NYY rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th HR in his 72nd at bat – fastest ever to hit 10 HRs
1987 Reds Eric Davis hits his 30th HR – becomes the 7th player in MLB history to have 30 HRs and 30 steals in a season
1987 KC rookie Kevin Seitzer goes 6 for 6 (ties AL record) – will end up with 12 hits in 3 consecutive games (3rd highest in MLB history)
1982 Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base – 1st player to ever steal 100 twice
1979 NYY Thurmon Thomas dies in a plane crash at age 32
1967 Pete Rose hits a HR from both sides of the plate
1959 Jim Bunning of Detroit strikes out 3 Red Sox on 9 pitches in an inning – 1st time since 1928 (Lefty Grove)
1959 Billy Bruton of Braves hits 2 bases loaded triples – ties MLB record
1959 Willie McCovey hits his 1st HR – ends with 521

Monday, August 1, 2011

SPORTS HISTORY QUIZ AUGUST 2

1992 These 2 pitchers entered the Hall of Fame : one had 341 saves and a 2.90 ERS, the other had 311 wins and 2.86 ERA. Who are they?
1982 This MLB Hall of Famer became the 1st to steal 100 bases twice. Who is he?
1959 This MLB Hall of Famer hit his 1st HR. Ended with 521. Who is he?

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY AUGUST 1

2005 Orioles Rafael Palmeiro is suspended 10 days for violating steroid policy
2002 Vlad Guerrero hits his 2nd walk off HR in 3 days
1996 Mets commit 7 errors in a 13-9 loss to the Pirates – team record
1994 Cal Ripken plays in his 2,000th consecutive game - only 2nd to do so – Gehrig
1993 Reggie Jackson inducted into Hall of Fame – .262 average, 563 HRs, 1,702 RBI in his career
1990 Cleveland’s Alex Cole steals 5 bases in a win over KC
1987 Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to become undisputed champion
1986 Burt Blyleven gets his 3,000th strikeout – 10th to do so – ends with 3,701
1985 Vince Coleman steals his 74th base – rookie record
1982 Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson inducted into Hall of Fame – Aaron: .305 average, 755 HRs, 2,297 RBI – Robinson: .294 average, 586 HRs, 1,812 RBI – MVP in both leagues
1978 Pete Rose’s 44 game hitting streak comes to an end – batted .385 during the streak
1973 Julius Erving traded by the Virginia Squires to New York Nets
1972 Nate Colbert of Padres hits 5 HRs and gets 13 RBI in a doubleheader
1970 Willie Stargell ties record with 5 extra base hits – 3 doubles and 2 HRs
1962 Red Sox Bill Monbouquette no hits the White Sox 1-0
1945 Mel Ott hits his 500th HR – joins Ruth and Foxx – ends with 511
1937 Lou Gehrig hits for the cycle – 2nd time he has done so