Thursday, May 31, 2012

TODAY IN 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

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

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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 31


2008  Manny Ramirez hits his 500th HR
2002  NJ Nets beat Celtics to advance to NBA finals
1999  Seattle ties MLB record with 58 HRs in May
1996  Atlanta beats Reds 9-1 – tie MLB record with 6 solo HRs
1991  NY Knicks name Pat Riley head coach
1989  Rookie Deion Sanders makes his MLB debut with NYY – will play in 641 games in 9 seasons - .262 average, 39 HRs, 168 RBI, 186 stolen bases
1987  Edmonton beats Flyers 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
1986  Wade Boggs of Red Sox goes 5 for 5 – average is .402 – ends season .357
1983  37th NBA championship – Philadelphia sweeps LA Lakers – only lost 1 playoff game in 3 rounds
1983  George Steinbrenner is suspended 1 week for criticizing the umpires
1981  Dodgers go over 1 million in attendance in 22 games     
 
1979  Pat Underwood makes MLB debut for Tigers and gets 1-0 win beating his brother Tom of Toronto – Pat will appear in 113 games and be 13-18 with 4.43 ERA in 4 seasons, Tom 379 games 86-87, 3.89 ERA in 11 seasons
1970  White Sox beat Boston 22-13 – total 40 hits in the game
1969  Montreal loses its 15th straight game – record 11-32
1968  Don Drysdale beats Giants 3-0 – 5th straight shutout to tie MLB record set in 1904
1964  Mets play Giants in a double header – 2nd game is 23 innings, 1st is 9 – 32 innings and 47 total strikeouts is double header record – Mets struck out 22 times in 2nd game (record)
1943  Joe Namath born – 27,663 passing yards, 173 TDs, 1st 4,000 yard passer in 1967, Super Bowl MVP
1938  Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,000th consecutive game
1937  Carl Hubbell loses – had won 24 straight over 2 seasons
1927  Rookie Jimmie Foxx hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 534

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 30


2001  Barry Bonds hits his 522nd HR to pass both Willie McCovey and Ted Williams on all time list – has 17 this month
1992  Minnesota Twins Bert Blyleven beats Angels – had wins as both a teenager and 40 year old in MLB
1991  Rickey Henderson hits a leadoff HR for the 46th time – ends with 81
1987  Eric Davis of Cincinnati hits his 3rd grand slam of the month to tie MLB record
1985  Edmonton wins the Stanley Cup beating Philadelphia 4 games to 1
1982  Cal Ripken Jr. begins his consecutive games played streak
1977  Dennis Eckersley no hits Angels as Cleveland wins 1-0, gave up one walk
1976  Rookie Alvan Adams scores 33 points and has 14 rebounds to beat Boston in game 3 of NBA final
1975  Willie McCovey hits his 16th grand slam and ties Hank Aaron for most in NL all time
1972  Manny Ramirez born
1971  Willie Mays passes Stan Musial’s NL record when he scored his 1,950th run – happened on his 638th HR – ends with 2,062 runs and 660 HRs
1967  Whitey Ford announces his retirement – 263 wins, 2.75 ERA – Cy Young in 1961 with 25-4 record
1962  Maury Wills hits a HR from both sides of the plate – only 7th at the time
1943  Gale Sayers born
1935  Babe Ruth plays in his final game – .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI, 2,062 walks in 22 seasons – pitching record 94-46, 2.28 ERA, 107 complete games in 10 seasons

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TODAY'S PICTURE

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TODAY'S PICTURE

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 29


2000  Randy Velarde of Oakland turns 11th unassisted triple play in MLB history
1997  Utah beats Houston 103-100 to advance to NBA finals
1995  Pitcher Chris Hammond of Florida hits a grand slam in win over Astros – last of the 4 HRs he hits in his 14 year career
1994  Al Unser Jr. wins the Indy 500
1993  Jose Canseco pitches in the 8th inning of a 15-1 loss to the Red Sox – gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks
1992  Tim Raines gets his 700th stolen base – ends with 808 for #5 all time
1990  Rickey Henderson steals his 893rd base to pass Ty Cobb – only Lou Brock with 938 is ahead of him – will end career with 1,406
1989  Mike Schmidt retires - .267/548/1,595, 3 time MVP
1984  Carmelo Anthony born
1980  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wins his 6th NBA MVP
1977  AJ Foyt wins the Indy 500 for 4th time
1976  Phil Niekro hits the 6th HR of his 22 season career – hit it off his brother Phil – had 7 HR, 1 triple, and 1 steal in his career
1975  Darryl Dawkins is drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers – High School player selected at #5
1971  Mets beat Padres in both games of a double header – Seaver struck out 10 in the 1st game and Ryan 15 in the 2nd – 9,354 strikeouts combined in their careers
1969  Hank Aaron is pinch hit for only 3rd time in his career
1952  Willie Mays enters the Army

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 28


2006  Barry Bonds hits his 715th HR to pass Babe Ruth
2004  Matt Clement of Cubs hits 3 batters in an inning
2003  Atlanta beats Reds 15-3 – Braves hit 3 consecutive HRs to start the game – only 2nd time in history (1987 Padres)
1999  With Tim Wakefield on the mound, catcher Jason Varitek has 5 passed balls (3 in one inning) – Boston still wins 12-5
1998  Arizona is leading Giants 8-6 and intentionally walks Barry Bonds to allow a run to score with the bases loaded
1995  White Sox beat Detroit 14-12 in 9 innings – teams combine to for MLB record 12 HRs and AL record 21 extra base hits in the game
1992  Terry Porter of Portland sets NBA playoff record (for a 6 game series) with 18 three point field goals in the series vs. Utah                                                    
1988  Mariners beat NYY 6-1 – Seattle has MLB record 22 infield assists
 
1986  Larry Bird wins MVP – 25.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 2.0 steals – it is his 3rd consecutive MVP award and he joins Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain as the only ones to win 3 in a row
1980  Oakland’s Dwayne Murphy and Wayne Gross both steal home in the 1st inning – Oakland has 7 steals for the day
1979  George Brett hit for the cycle plus added one more HR in the 16th to give KC a 5-4 win over Baltimore
1978  Al Unser wins Indy 500 for 3rd time
1978  Dennis Johnson of Seattle blocked 7 shots in a 93-92 win over Washington – most in NBA finals by a guard
1951  Willie Mays gets his 1st MLB hit – career .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI, 2 time MVP
1938  Jerry West born – 25,192 points, 5,336 rebounds, 6,238 assists, 14 time All-Star in 14 seasons
1930  Grover Cleveland Alexander makes his final MLB appearance – 373 wins, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games in 20 seasons

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 27


2009  Red Sox pitchers tie MLB record with 6 wild pitches in 4-1 loss to the Twins
2006  Curt Schilling gets his 200th win – ends with 216, 3.46 ERA
2002  Shawn Green of Dodgers gets his 10th HR in 7 days
2000  Reds retire #24 uniform of Tony Perez -- .279 average, 279 HRs, 1,652 RBI
2000  Maurice Richard died – 8 time Stanley Cup winner – 544 career goals
1996  Detroit loses 12th straight game and 32 of last 36 – record 12-39
1993  Dale Murphy of Colorado announces his retirement - .265 average, 398 HRs, 1,266 RBI, 2 time MVP in 18 seasons
1988  Red Sox Dwight Evans gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,466
1985  Boston beats LA in game 1 of NBA finals 148-114 – 148 is finals record – Scott Wedman shot 11 for 11
1981  Julius Erving wins NBA MVP – 25.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.2 steals – only MVP in both ABA and NBA
1975  Philadelphia wins Stanley Cup beating Buffalo in 6 games
1973  Milwaukee Bucks end NBA season with 14 straight wins (60-22)
1968  Montreal and San Diego are awarded MLB franchises
1968  Frank Thomas born - .301 average, 521 HRs, 1,704 RBI, 2 time MVP
1968  Jeff Bagwell born - .297 average, 449 HRs, 1,529 RBI, MVP
1967  Reds beat Pittsburgh 6-1 – played 5 prior 1 run games and will play next 11 one run games – 8-8 record in the 16
1961  Ralph Boston is the 1st to long jump 17’
1955  Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBI in the game
1937  Carl Hubbell wins his 24th straight game over 2 seasons – will be 48-14 in 1936 and 1937 combined
1873  1st Preakness won by Survivor

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 26


2009  Zach Greinke beats Detroit 6-1 – record now 8-1 with 0.84 ERA – ends with 16-8, 2.16 ERA and wins Cy Young
1999  “The Bill Russell Tribute” is held at Fleet Center to honor the all time winningest individual in team sports
1999  Vince Carter named NBA Rookie of the Year – 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds. 3.0 assists
1997  Sammy Sosa of Cubs and Tony Womack of Pirates both hit inside the park HRs in the 6th inning of Cubs 2-1 win – 1st time it has happened in 20 years
1996  The White Sox hit 4 HRs in the 8th inning in a 12-1 win over Milwaukee – 16th time it has been done in the AL
1993  A long fly ball by Carlos Martinez bounces off the head of Jose Canseco and goes over the fence for a HR
1988  Edmonton sweeps Boston for the Stanley Cup
1987  Larry Bird steals an inbound pass from Isiah Thomas and passes to Dennis Johnson for a 108-107 win
1969  Hank Aaron hits his 500th double – 3rd with 500 doubles and 500 HRs – ends with 624 doubles and 755 HRs
1966  Juan Marichal pitches a 14 inning shutout to beat Philadelphia – 6 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts
1925  Ty Cobb is the 1st to get 1,000 extra base hits

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 25


2008  Omar Vizquel of Giants plays in his 2,584th game at shortstop – passes Luis Aparicio for most all time
2002  Barry Bonds hits his 584th HR to move pass Mark McGwire for #5 all time
2002  Shawn Green of Dodgers hits 2 HRs – has 7 in 3 games to set MLB record
2002  Robert Hernandez of KC gets his 300th save – ends with 326
1997  Minnesota Twins retire #34 of Kirby Puckett - .318 average, 207 HRs, 1,085 RBI, 10 time All-Star in 12 seasons
1993  Charles Barkley named NBA MVP – 25.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists
1991  Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota 4 games to 2 to win Stanley Cup
1989  Stanley Cup won by Calgary as they beat Montreal 4 games to 2
1986  George Brett gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,154              
 
1984  Red Sox trade Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1983  Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside the park HRs in the same inning
1983  Pirates pitchers combine to walk 7 straight batters in an inning – tie MLB record
1982  Ferguson Jenkins gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,192
1982  Jim Palmer gets his 250th win – ends with 268, 2.86ERA and 3 Cy Youngs
1981  Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,000th game – joins Cobb, Musial and Aaron – ends with 3,308 in 23 seasons
1975  Dennis Eckersley of Indians beats Oakland in his 1st MLB start – will win 197, 390 saves, 3.50 ERA in 24 seasons
1975  Golden State sweeps Washington to win NBA title
1965  Twins beat Red Sox 17-5 – 9 different players hit a HR in the game to tie MLB record
1965  Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight title
1951  Willie Mays makes his MLB debut – goes 0-5 - .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI, 2 time MVP, 20 time All-Star
1935  Babe Ruth hits his 714th and last HR – hit 1st May 6, 1915

Thursday, May 24, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 24


2007  John Smoltz gets his 200th win – 1st pitcher in MLB history with 200 wins and 150 saves – ends with 213 wins and 154 saves
2002  Shawn Green hits his 5th HR in 2 games to tie MLB record, but Dodgers lose 14-3 to Arizona
2000  Isiah Thomas and Bob McAdoo inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
2000  Mark McGwire hits his 20th HR in his 35th game
1995  White Sox and Rangers play longest double header in MLB history – 7 hours 39 minutes
1995  Dennis Eckersley gets his 300th save – 6th to do so – ends with 390 and 197 wins
1994  Philadelphia beats St. Louis 4-0 – Cards set MLB record by stranding 16 without scoring
1993  Luis Polonia of Angels is caught stealing 3 times to tie AL record
1992  Al Unser Jr. wins the Indy 500
1990  Edmonton beats Boston 4 games to 1 to win Stanley Cup
1988  A power outage in Boston Garden occurs during NHL finals
1987  Al Unser Sr. wins the Indy 500
1984  Tigers tie MLB record with 16th straight road win – record 35-5 – will end 104-58 and win World Series
1972  Pitcher Don Rose of Angels gets his 1st MLB win and hits his 1st HR – will not win or HR again – ends career 1974 with 1-4 record and will manage just one more hit
1969  Rookie Joe Sipin of San Diego makes his MLB debut and gets 2 triples – played only 68 games with 229 at bats – these are his only triples
1964  Lou Brock steals home for the 1st time in his career
1957  Cubs rookie Frank Ernaga hits a HR and triple in his 1st 2 at bats – will play 29 games in his career and have 2 HRs and 2 triples