Friday, June 29, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 30

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
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
1961  Whitey Ford sets AL record with his 8th win this month

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 29

2005  Craig Biggio hit by a pitch for the 268th time – MLB record
2004  Randy Johnson gets his 4,000th strikeout – ends with 4,875
2003  Tigers lose to Arizona – record now 18-61, end season 43-119
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
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
1968  Jim Northrup of Detroit hits his 3rd grand slam of the month – ties MLB record – it is his 3rd this week
1958  Brazil beats Sweden to win World Cup

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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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
2007  Frank Thomas hits his 500th HR – ends with 521
2007  Craig Biggio gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,060 in 20 seasons
2003  NYY and NY Mets play a unique doubleheader – NYY win 7-1 at Yankee Stadium and 9-8 at Shea Stadium
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
1988  LA Clippers choose Danny Manning #1 in NBA draft
1975  Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at the Western Open
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
1922  Walter Johnson throws his 3rd straight shutout and 97th overall – career 417 wins and 110 shutouts

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 27

2008  Carlos Delgado of NY Mets has 9 RBI in 16-6 win over NYY
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
2001  Kwame Brown picked #1 in NBA draft, Tony Parker #29, Gilbert Arenas #31
1996  Oakland beats Angels 18-2 – they have 8 HRs in the game by 7 different hitters
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
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
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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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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
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
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
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
1938  Carl Hubell wins his 200th game – ends with 253, 2.96 ERA and 2 time MVP in 16 seasons

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
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
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
1961  Baltimore and California both use 8 pitchers in a game – the 16 total is a MLN 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 22, 2012

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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

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

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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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
1915  Honus Wagner becomes the 1st player in MLB history to connect on 100 HRs – ends career with 101

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
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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 18

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
1975  Fred Lynn of Red Sox gets 10 RBI in a 15-1 win
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 15, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 17

2009  Ivan Rodriguez catches his 2,227th game passing Carlton Fisk
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)
1992  Philadelphia trades Charles Barkley to Phoenix – he will win MVP in 1993
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
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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 16

2005  46 year old Julio Franco gets 2 steals in a game vs. Reds
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)
1991  Otis Nixon ties MLB record with 6 steals in the game (set in 1902)
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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE15

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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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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
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
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

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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 12

2007  Justin Verlander of Detroit no hits Milwaukee – gave up 4 walks
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
1997  1st inter league game played – San Francisco beats Rangers 4-3
1991  Chicago Bulls win NBA championship for 1st time
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
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
1920  Man O’ War wins the Belmont

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 11

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
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
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

Friday, June 8, 2012

TODAY IN 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
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
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

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