Monday, July 30, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 30

2006  Mets Carlos Beltran hits his 3rd grand slam this month to tie MLB record – Mets have a total of 6 this month to also tie MLB record
2004  Mike Tyson KO’d in the 4th by British fighter Danny Williams
2002  Lisa Leslie becomes the first woman to slam dunk in a professional basketball game
2000  Tom Glavine gets his 200th win – ends with 305
1998  Alex Rodriguez steals his 30th base – becomes the 6th 30 base 30 HR player in AL history
1995  Mike Schmidt inducted into the Hall of Fame – 3 time MVP
1994  Detroit catcher Chad Kreuter ties MLB record with 3 sacrifice flies in a game – 9th in MLB history
1990  Jack Clark hits his 300th HR – ends with 340
1988  Reds pitcher John Franco gets his 13th save for the month – MLB record
1978  Montreal beats Atlanta 19-10 on 28 hits and NL record 8 HRs
1969  Hank Aaron hits his 537th HR to move pass Mickey Mantle
1969  Jimmy Wynn and Denis Menke of Houston both hit grand slams in the 9th inning of a game vs. the Mets – 1st time this century in the NL that 2 grand slams were hit in the same inning
1960  Phillies pitcher Art Mahaffey picks off the first batter to get a hit off of him – does it again on the next hitter to reach base – also picked off the 1st runner to reach in the next game
1959  Willie McCovey makes his MLB debut – goes 4 for 4
1948  Red Sox get their 25th win of the month
1917  Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach, and Ossie Vitt follow each other in the batting order – all three go 5 for 5

Friday, July 27, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 29

2006  Tony Perez ties MLB record with 4 doubles in the game and is 5 for 5 as Tampa Bay beats the NYY 19-6
2003  Red Sox player Bill Mueller hits 2 grand slams in a 14-7 win – only player in MLB history to hit 2 in a game from each side of the plate – also hit another HR
1998  Tampa Bay pitcher Tony Saunders gets his 1st win after 16 straight without getting one
1996  Tommy Lasorda announces his retirement from the LA Dodgers as manager
1995  KC beats Detroit 5-4 on Jon Nunnall’s 16th inning HR – prior to the HR Kansas City had 21 hits – all of them singles
1991  Seattle gets 4 consecutive doubles in an inning and beats the Orioles 11-4
1990  Red Sox set AL record with 12 doubles in a game vs. Tigers (11 by Detroit in 1934)
1989  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson has 4 walks and 5 stolen bases in a loss to the Mariners – had no official at bats recorded
1988  Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe steals home – 1st pitcher since 1984 and 1st Cub since 1919
1973  Wilbur Wood of Chicago wins his 20th game of the season
1969  Oakland’s Vida Blue gets his 1st MLB win – ends with 209
1965  Pirates and Philadelphia combine for a record 26 strikeouts in a game
1961  Giants beat Philadelphia 4-3 – Phillies will lose 23 straight before getting a win
1951  Willie Mays steals his 1st base – then gets picked off 2nd

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 28

2009  In his first start since the perfect game, Mark Buehrle sets down the first 17 batters he faced
2002  Ozzie Smith is inducted into the Hall of Fame
2001  Pittsburgh scores 7 runs with 2 outs in the 9th and nobody on to beat the Astros 9-8
1998  Sammy Sosa hits his second grand slam in 4 at bats – hit one yesterday
1996  Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR – ends with 335
1994  Texas Rangers’ Kenny Rogers pitches a perfect game – 1st lefthander in AL to do so
1993  NY Mets Anthony Young wins in relief – his first win after losing 27 in a row
1993  Phillies Darren Daulton hits a grand slam and a two run triple in a 14 -6 win
1991  Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game vs. Dodgers – Alfredo Griffin goes hitless vs. Martinez and it is his 3rd time as an opponent in a perfect game (1988 and 1981)
1990  Cal Ripken gets an error – his 1st in 95 consecutive games – MLB record for shortstops
1990  Cubs Shawon Dunston gets 3 triples in the game – ties MLB record
1989  Cardinals Vince Coleman is caught stealing – had succeeded the previous 50 consecutive times – MLB record
1987  Angel Cordero Jr. becomes the 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1985  Lou Brock and Hoyt Wilhelm are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1982  Phil Niekro gets his 250th win – ends with 318
1979  Red Sox execute their 3rd triple play of the season (5/10 and 7/23) – it is the 3rd triple play that Texas has hit into this season – a MLB record
1972  Steve Carlton gets his 10th straight win for last place Philadelphia
1970  Angels catcher Tom Eagan is charged with 5 passed balls (MLB record) all from different pitchers – also had an error

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 27

2009  Washington’s Josh Willingham hits 2 grand slams in the game – 13th time in MLB history
2005  Ryan Freel of the Reds steals 5 bases in the game
2004  Twins Corey Koskie is hit 3 times by White Sox pitchers – ties MLB record
2003  Braves Marcus Giles ties MLB record with 4 consecutive doubles
2003  Gary Carter and Eddie Murray are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1998  Sammy Sosa hits a grand slam – it is his first and 248th HR
1996  A bomb explodes at Atlanta’s Olympic Park killing one person
1992  Houston begins a 26 game road trip – Republican National Convention being held in Astrodome
1988  Tommy John commits 3 errors on one play vs. Brewers – MLB record
1985  Mets score 16 unearned runs in a 16-4 win over the Astros
1984  Pete Rose gets his 3,053rd single passing Ty Cobb’s MLB record
1983  Gaylord Perry gets his 3,500th strikeout – Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton do the same this year     
                                                        
1982  Rickey Henderson is caught stealing 3 times in the game – 1st player since 1916 to get caught 3 times – but he did manage to steal his 95th
1968  Denny McLain gets his 20th win of the season – record now 20-3 – ends season 31-6 with 1.96 ERA
1953  Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1950  Stan Musial’s 30 game hitting streak comes to an end, but everybody else on the team got a hit
1946  Rudy York of the Red Sox hits two grand slams in the same game – had 10 RBI on the day
       

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 26

2009  Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice are inducted into the Hall of Fame
2005  Greg Maddux gets his 3,000th strikeout – 13th in MLB history – ends with 3,371
2000  Philadelphia trades Curt Schilling to Arizona
1998  Trevor Hoffman tries to get MLB record 42nd straight save, but gives up a run in the 9th – he did win it in the 10th
1992  Nolan Ryan gets his 319th career win and strikes out his 100th batter for MLB record 23rd straight season
1991  Expos Mark Gardner pitches 9 no hit innings vs. Dodgers, but loses it in the 10th – Expos had only 2 hits themselves
1987  Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1987  Paul Molitor ties MLB record by stealing 2nd,3rd, and home in the 1st inning
1980  Baltimore’s Steve Stone wins his 14th straight game
1978  Johnny Bench hits his 300th HR – ends with 389
1970  Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs and has 7 RBI vs. Cardinals, Orlando Cepeda does the same in a game vs. the Cubs
1964  In a double header, the Mets and Braves use a total of 22 pitchers – a two team MLB record
1962  Warren Spahn sets a HR record by a pitcher with his 31st
1961  NYY John Blanchard ties MLB record by hitting his 3rd and 4th HRs in 4 at bats over 3 games
1957  Mickey Mantle gets his 200th HR – ends with 536
1948  Babe Ruth attends the NYC premier of “The Babe Ruth Story”

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 25

2006  Phillies pitcher Ryan Madson ties MLB record with 4 wild pitches in the 3rd inning – also hit 2 batters in the game
2004  Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1999  George Brett, Robin Yount, Nolan Ryan, and Orlando Cepeda are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1998  Padres Trevor Hoffman gets his 41st consecutive save – 33rd this year – ties MLB record
1992  Braves beat Pirates 1-0 – Braves had only one hit – a HR by David Justice
1982  Steve Carlton gets his 50th career shutout – ends with 55
1978  Pete Rose sets NL record by hitting in his 38th consecutive game
1966  Ted Williams is inducted into Hall of Fame
1962  Stan Musial becomes NL all time RBI leader with his 1,862nd
1961  Roger Maris hits 4 HRs in a double header – ties AL record – now has 40 for the season, Mantle has 38
1941  Lefty Grove gets his 300th and final win of his career
1941  NBA Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond is born – 1st player in NBA history to record a quadruple double

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 24

2006  Detroit scores 5 runs in 1st inning for the 3rd consecutive game – 1st time in 115 years a team has scored 5 or more in 1st that many times
2005  Lance Armstrong wins his 7th consecutive Tour de France
2000  Leftfielder Darin Erstadt of the Angels has 12 putouts in a 12 inning game – an AL record
1993  NY Mets pitcher Anthony Young loses his 27th straight game
1983  George Brett is thrown out of the infamous “Pine Tar Game”
1979  Catcher Bob Stinson of the Mariners ties MLB record by allowing 2 batters to reach base on catcher’s interference calls
1979  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 400th HR – ends with 452
1978  NYY manager Billy Martin resigns a day after calling Reggie Jackson a “born liar” and George Steinbrenner a “convicted felon”
1973  Willie Mays plays in his final All-Star game
1970  Chicago’s Bill Melton ties MLB record by striking out 7 times in a double header – will also strikeout the first 3 times in the next game
1968  Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in MLB record 907th game – a loss – passed Cy Young
1963  Karl Malone is born
1931  Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the 2nd time this season – one of only 3 in MLB history to do so 3 times in their career

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 23

2009  Mark Buehrle pitches the 18th perfect game in MLB history
2006  Jered Weaver gets his 7th straight win to start the season – 1st rookie in 25 years to do so
2002  Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 22-4 – Garciaparra hits 3 HRs and has 8 RBI – today is his birthday
2000  Andy Benes of St. Louis gives up 4 HRs in an inning – 17th in MLB to do so
2000  Tiger Woods wins the British Open
2000  Carlton Fisk, Tony Perez, and Sparky Anderson are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1996  U.S. women win their first ever Olympic gold medal in gymnastics
1991  Nolan Ryan gets his 308th win and Rich Gossage his 308th save in a Texas win over Boston – Ryan sets MLB record by pitching in his 545th consecutive game
1979  Pittsburgh gets a triple play VS. Atlanta – it is the 500th in MLB history
1978  Steve Carlton wins his 200th game – ends with 329
1970  Cubs beat Reds 1-0 – only shutout of the year for Cincinnati
1964  Bert Campaneris of A’s hits 2 HRs in his MLB debut – only 2nd player since 1900 to do so
1962  Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson are inducted into Hall of Fame
1955  NYY Bob Cerv and Elston Howard hit consecutive pinch hit HRs – 1st time ever                                                                                                  

1925  Lou Gehrig hits his 1st grand slam – ends with MLB record 23

Friday, July 20, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 22

2001  Mets Bobby Abreu hits a HR off of John Franco – Franco’s first HR to a lefthander since 1993
2001  Greg Maddux wins his 9th straight – his 51st inning without giving up a walk – John Smoltz pitches as a reliever for the 1st time and gets a save
2000  Indians Omar Vizquel commits an error – 1st in 95 games (AL record)
1998  NYY run their record to 71-25
1997  Greg Maddux gets a complete game win – threw 78 pitches
1993  Royals Greg Gagne hits the 10,000th HR at Tiger Stadium – in the same game Travis Fryman gets a walk and scores on 3 wild pitches
1990  Greg LeMond of the U.S. wins the Tour de France
1989  Bench and Yaz are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1980  Braves Bob Horner hits his 15th HR in the last 23 games
1979  Johnny Bench ties NL record by getting 5 walks
1973  Atlanta commits 7 errors and lose to Philadelphia 5-1
1969  1st time All-Star game is postponed due to rain
1963  Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the 1st round for heavyweight title
1962  Floyd Robinson of White Sox goes 6 for 6 – all singles
1925  The NYY acquire Leo Durocher

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 21

2008  Tigers beat Royals 19-4, 3rd time this season they score 19 or more – 1st to do so since 1950 Red Sox
2006  Alex Rodriguez hits his 450th HR – youngest to do so
2001  Dodgers beat Colorado 22-7 – most runs by LA since 1943
1998  Braves Greg Maddux loses to the Cubs  - 1st loss to his former team after beating them 7 times
1997  Curt Schilling of Philadelphia strikes out 15 in 8 innings, but loses to Pirates 3-2
1995  Red Sox beat Twins 13-5 – Mo Vaughn hits his 2nd grand slam of the season – Twins Pedro Munoz played first base for the first time and made 3 errors
1990  Orioles Ben McDonald makes his MLB debut and shuts out the White Sox 2-0 – 1st shutout in AL debut in 15 years
1989  Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in of the 1st round
1975  NY Mets Felix Millan hits 4 singles – Joe Torre follows him and hits into 4 double plays
1973  Hank Aaron hits his 700th HR – ends with 755
1972  Hoyt Wilhelm is released by the Dodgers – his 1,070 appearances is the most by any pitcher to that point
1969  At an All-Star banquet, Babe Ruth is selected the All Time Greatest Player and Joe DiMaggio the Greatest Living Player
1967  Jimmie Foxx died at age 59 – hit 534 HRs in his career
1961  Angels and Senators tie MLB record by stranding 30 runners (15 apiece) in a 9 inning game
1956  Junior Gilliam makes 12 assists at 2nd base to tie MLB record set in 1891
1946  In a double header, Ted Williams gets 7 straight hits including the cycle in the 2nd game

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 20

2004  Albert Pujols goes 5 for 5 with 3 HRs
2004  Indians Travis Hafner hits 3 HRs – his total of 5 in 2 games ties MLB record
2003  Houston’s Jeff Bagwell hits his 400th HR – 35th in MLB history to do so
2000  Isiah Thomas is named head coach of the Indiana Pacers replacing Larry Bird
1990  Mets Sis Fernandez strikes out 7 consecutive Braves batters in a 6-1 win
1987  NYY Don Mattingly ties MLB record – made 22 putouts in a 7-1 Yankee win (Hal Chase 1906)
1985  NYY Ron Guidry wins his 12th straight game
1985  Darryl Strawberry of Mets hits a grand slam in the 1st and a 3 run HR in the 3rd as Mets beat Braves 16-4
1984  Entering the 9th and down 3-1, Toronto scores 11 runs, Seattle gets 4, but Toronto wins 12-7
1979  Manny Mota gets his 139th pinch hit of his career
1976  Hank Aaron hits his 755th and last HR         
                  
1973  Chicago White Sox pitcher Wilbur Wood starts and loses both games of a double header vs. NYY
1970  Dodgers Bill Singer no hits Philadelphia
1969  Giants Gaylord Perry hits his 1st MLB HR
1969  Gaylord’s brother Jim of Minnesota wins 2 games today – suspended game from yesterday and today’s game – pitched 11 shutout innings
1965  NYY pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside the park HR – 1st pitcher since 1910 to do so
1957  Duke Snyder hits his 300th HR
1956  Whitey Ford strikes out 6 consecutive batters – ties AL record

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 19

2003  John Smoltz gets his 100th save – 15th pitcher in MLB to have 100 wins and 100 saves
2003  Victor Zambrano ties MLB record by hitting four batters
1999  White Sox rookie Chris Singleton has his 2nd 5 hit game in two weeks
1999  Tigers pitcher Jeff Weaver hits a double – 1st by Detroit pitcher in 27 years
1997  Colorado loses its 15th game in 16 outings
1991  Cal Ripken Jr. plays in his 1,500th consecutive game – his 20th HR of the season makes him only the 8th MLB player to hit 20 in each of his first 10 seasons
1987  Rangers beat NYY 20-3 – catcher Rick Cerone pitches the 9th – did not allow a run
1984  Orel Hershiser pitched his 3rd straight shutout
1982  Tom Brunansky hits an inside the park grand slam
1980  22nd Olympics open in MoscowU.S. boycotts
1974  Indians Dick Bosman no hits the A’s 4-0 – his throwing error was the only thing that kept it from being a perfect game
1964  Luis Tiant of Cleveland makes his MLB debut and gets a 4 hit win over NYY – Whitey Ford was the loser
1960  Juan Marichal pitches his 1st game – one hits Philadelphia
1955  Detroit’s Babe Birrer pitches 4 innings of shutout relief and hits two 3 run HRs – his only HR and RBI of his career
1950  First black players for NYY – Elston Howard and Frank Barnes
1933 Rick Ferrell (Boston) hits a HR off his brother Wes (Cleveland) – Wes also hit a HR in the game

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 18

2006  Carlos Beltran hits a grand slam in consecutive games – 23rd player in MLB history to do so
2006  Braves beat St. Louis 14-5 – 1st team since 1930 NYY to score 10 or more in 5 straight games
2002  Orioles Melvin Mora ties MLB record by getting hit by a pitch 3 times in the game
2001  Florida manager Tony Perez is ejected – his first time in 31 years as a player and manager
1999  Don Larsen, who pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series, throws out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium – David Cone then throws a perfect game as NYY beat Expos
1990  Red Sox (6) and Twins (4) combine for MLB record 10 double plays in a game – yesterday the Twins set a record by having 2 triple plays vs. Boston
1988  Seattle’s Gene Walter balks 4 times in 2 1/3rd innings – ties MLB record
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits a HR in his 8th consecutive game
1986  Greg Norman (280) wins the 115th British open
1970  39 year old Willie Mays gets his 3,000th hit – Hank Aaron did it a month ago
1964  Pete Rose hits his only grand slam of his career – Dallas Green was the pitcher
1961  Braves get a triple steal – Hank Aaron’s only steal of home in his career
1947  Ted Williams goes 5 for 5 for the 1st time in his career
1947  Tigers beat NYY ending their 19 game win streak

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 17

2003  KC shortstop Angel Berroa hits his 10th HR – only 16th rookie shortstop in MLB history to have double figure HRs
2001  Expos coach Ozzie Guillan is thrown out before the 1st pitch is thrown – continued the argument from yesterday’s game
1998  Rafael Palmeiro and Albert Belle both hit their 300th HR – Palmeiro ends with 569, Belle 381
1991  In a 15 inning loss, Orioles Sam Horn is the 1st MLB player (non pitcher) to strikeout 6 consecutive times in a game
1990  Minnesota gets 2 triples in the game – 1st time ever – lose to the Red Sox on an unearned run
1990  Bo Jackson hits 3 straight HRs and his 100th in a game vs. NYY, and Deion Sanders gets an inside-the-park HR as Jackson separates his shoulder going for the ball – he will miss 6 weeks
1989  Carlton Fisk gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,356
1989  Pitching in relief, David Wells wins both games of a double header vs. Toronto                                                                                     

1977  Mets Lenny Randle comes to bat vs. the Cubs, a power blackout will cause the game to be postponed – Randle will ground out on September 16
1974  Bob Gibson strikes out Cesar Geronimo for his 3,000th strikeout – six years later Geronimo will become Nolan Ryan’s 3,000th strikeout
1974  Milwaukee third baseman Don Money commits an error – 1st in 257 chances – Money holds the record in both leagues for most chances without an error
1974  Tommy John blows his elbow out – has first “Tommy John Surgery” – will win 164 more games before he retires
1961  Ty Cobb dies at age 74
1960  Willie McCovey (1959 Rookie of the Year) is sent down to the minors as he was batting .244 with no power – he will return
1950  NYY Whitey Ford wins his 1st game – ends with 236
1941  Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak came to an end
1935  Bill Werber of Red Sox ties MLB record with 4 straight doubles – will do it again in 1940 with Cincinnati – only to ever do it in both leagues
1934  Babe Ruth gets his 2,000th walk – ends with 2,062
1922  Ty Cobb gets 5 hits for the 4th time this season – AL record

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 16

2006  Mariano Rivera gets his 400th save
2006  Chipper Jones ties MLB record by getting an extra base hit in 14 straight games (Paul Waner 1927)
2004  Bobby Abreu becomes only the 4th player in MLB history to have 20 HRs and 20 steals in six consecutive seasons (Mays, Bobby and Barry Bonds)
2002  Tigers 2nd baseman Damion Easley ties MLB record by getting hit 3 times in a game vs. Red Sox
1993  Giants outfielder Darren Lewis sets MLB record by  playing in his 267th consecutive game without an error
1987  NYY Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of the year – has 7 HRs in his last 6 games – with knuckleball pitcher Charlie Hough on the mound Texas catchers set AL record with 5 passed balls in the game
1985  NL beats AL in All-Star game – 13th win in last 14 games
1971  Vida Blue improves his record to 18-3
1969  Rod Carew steals home for the 7th time this season
1968  Indians outfielder Jose Cardenal pulls off his 2nd unassisted double play of the season – only 4th outfielder in MLB history to have 2 in one season
1951  NY Yankees send struggling rookie Mickey Mantle to AA Kansas City – he will return
1944  The Dodgers score 8 unearned runs to break a 16 game losing streak
1941  Joe DiMaggio hits in his 56th straight game
1914  Babe Ruth suffers his 1st pitching loss

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 15

2009  Pedro Martinez signs a one year deal with Philadelphia
2008  AL beats NL 4-3 in 15 innings, longest All-Star game (4 hours, 50 minutes) – most combine steals 7 (AL had 6)
2007  Philadelphia loses a franchise record 10,000th game – they have won 8,810
2005  Orioles Rafael Palmeiro gets his 3,000th hit – only 3 others have 3,000 hits and 500 HRs (Aaron, Mays, and Eddie Murray)
1999  Barry Bonds is walked intentionally for a MLB record 294th time – passes Hank Aaron
1993  Cal Ripken Jr. hits his 278th HR – MLB record for shortstops – passes Ernie Banks
1989  Jeff Reardon gets his 250th save – ends with 367
1988  Red Sox manager Joe Morgan makes his debut – Red Sox sweep a double header – Clemens strikes out 14 KC batters
1978  Larry Milbourne of Seattle lifts them to a 7-6 win over Cleveland – he hit a HR from both sides of the plate and these were his only HRs of the season on 234 at bats
1972  Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd no hitter of the season – struck out 17 Detroit batters
1969  President Nixon is in attendance as Detroit pulls off a triple play, but Washington wins 7-3
1967  Royals pinch runner Allan Lewis ties MLB record with 2 steals in one inning by a pinch runner
1961  Arnold Palmer (284) wins the 90th British Open
1960  Orioles Brook Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1935  Alex Karras was born

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 14

2008  Josh Hamilton hits 28 HRs in the 1st round of the Home Run Derby
2002  Royals Raul Ibanez has 7 RBI in the first 2 innings – grand slam and 3 run HR
2002  NYY Mariano Rivera gives up a 2 out 9th inning grand slam to Indians Bill Selby and loses 10-7
1997  Rickey Henderson steals his 1,200th base – ends with 1,406
1995  LA Dodgers Ramon Martinez no hits Florida – gave up one walk
1994  Ozzie Smith becomes all time shortstop assist leader – moves pass Luis Aparicio
1992  AL beats NL 13-6 in All-Star game – get record 19 hits
1988  Ken Griffey gets his 2,000th hit
1988  Mike Schmidt moves pass Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR
1978  Houston reliever Ken Forsch gets both wins in a double header vs. Montreal
1977  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 2,655th hit – moves pass Ted Williams as Red Sox all time leader – ends with 3,419                                                 
1974  Rangers Billy Martin is ejected from both games of a double header
1973  Tom Weiskopf (276) wins the 102nd British Open
1972  Catcher Tom Haller of Tigers hopes to have luck with the home plate umpire – his brother Bill – Detroit loses 1-0
1972  Red Sox shortstop Juan Beniquez sets a record for AL shortstops – commits 3 errors in each of the last 2 games
1968  Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR – ends with 755
1967  Eddie Mathews hits his 500th HR – ends with 512
1956  Mel Parnell no hits the White Sox – 1st Red Sox no hitter since 1923
1951  Citation becomes the 1st horse to win $1 million in his career
1951  CBS broadcasts the first color telecast of a sporting event – a horse race

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 13

2001  Mike Piazza hits his 300th HR – ends with 427
1999  In the All-Star game at Fenway, Pedro Martinez strikes out the first four batters he faced, and 5 of the 6 in his two innings of work – named MVP
1997  Dennys Reyes is the first lefty in nearly 5 years to start for the Dodgers – Bob Ojeda in 1992
1997  Seattle and Texas combine for a record 31 strikeouts in the game
1996  Cleveland scores 4 runs in the 4th, 5 in the 5th, and 6 in the 6th to beat Twins 19-11 – had 12 doubles to tie AL record – teams combine for AL record 18 doubles
1995  Greg Maddux issues his 1st walk in 51 innings to pitcher Joey Hamilton, a career .041 hitter
1991  Four Orioles combine to pitch a no hitter vs. the A’s – only 2nd time in baseball history 4 have done so (Oakland 9/28/1975)
1988  Red Sox fire manager John McNamara and replace him with Joe Morgan – they will win 19 of the next 20 games
1982  NL wins its 11th consecutive All-Star game – 19 of last 20
1975  Reds beat Mets 5-3 – their 41st win in their last 50 games
1973  Expos Hal Breeden pinch hits a HR in each game of a double header vs. Atlanta – ties MLB record (Joe Cronin 6/17/1943)
1971  AL wins its only All-Star game between 1962 and 1983
1963  Spud Webb is born
1963  Early Wynn wins his 300th and final MLB game
1962  Arnold Palmer (276) wins the 91st British Open
1934  Babe Ruth hits his 700th HR

Thursday, July 12, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 12

2003  Tom Gordon of White Sox gets a save vs. Indians – is the 14th pitcher in MLB history to have 100 wins and 100 saves
2001  Jacque Jones, Tori Hunter, and Carey Koskie each hit a pair of HRs for Minnesota – tie MLB record
1997  Roger Clemens makes his first appearance at Fenway as a Blue Jay – strikes out 16 Red Sox batters in a win
1996  Kirby Puckett announces his retirement immediately due to glaucoma
1994  Houston Pitcher John Hudek appears in the All-Star game – 1st pitcher in MLB history to be in an All-Star game without having a career win
1990  White Sox pitcher Melido Perez pitches a rain shortened 6 inning no hitter – the 7th of the season – most since 1917
1979  Double header at Cominskey Park – Disco Demolition Night – White Sox had to forfeit the 2nd game as fans ran all over the field
1966  All-Star game held in St. Louis where the on field temperature was 113 degrees
1949  AL beats NL 11-7 in All-Star game – NL commits 5 errors – 1st black players to appear in the game – Robinson, Campanella, Newcombe, and Dolby
1931  MLB teams score an average of 13.6 runs in games played today – not topped until 4/24/1996
1901  Cy Young wins his 300th game – ends with 511

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 11

2004  Expos beat Pirates 2-1 – Scott Downs is the first left handed Montreal starter to win for Montreal in 500 games (Matt Blank 6/21/01)
2003  Pirates Randall Simon is suspended and fined for hitting one of the Milwaukee sausage mascots with a bat during the sausage race on July 9
2002  Marlins trade Ryan Dempster – they are left with 15,000 Dempster bobble heads that they had scheduled as a promotion
2000  Derek Jeter goes 3 for 3 in All-Star game and is named MVP
1996  Curt Schilling of Philadelphia beats the Expos 3-2 – ends club record 14 straight road losses
1989  Bo Jackson wins All-Star MVP
1987  Cal Ripken’s brother Billy joins the Orioles lineup – father Cal Ripken Sr. is first to manage two sons in MLB                                     
1985  Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,000th batter – 1st to do so – ends with 5,714
1978  Vida Blue starts the All-Star game for the NL – 1st pitcher ever to start both NL and Al (1971 and 1975)
1972  Cubs Billy Williams goes 8 for 8 in a double header – will go 3 for 5 and 4 for 5 in his next two games
1968  Earl Weaver manages his 1st game for the Orioles
1968  Cubs pitcher Bill Hand sets MLB record by striking out in 14 consecutive at bats
1950  Ted Williams fractures his elbow in the All-Star game
1914  Babe Ruth debuts with the Red Sox – struck out his first time at bat, but pitches the win over Cleveland 4-3

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JULY 10

2007  Ichiro Suzuki hits the 1st inside-the-park HR in All-Star history
1999  Randy Johnson suffers his 4th loss in a row – Arizona did not score a run in any of the 4 games
1984  Fernando Valenzuela and Dwight Gooden combine to strikeout 6 AL batters in a row in the All-Star game
1982  Rangers’ Lance Parrish ties MLB record with his 3rd grand slam of the week (July 4th and 7th)
1977  Red Sox tie MLB record by stranding 20 runners vs. Brewers, but they win anyway 8-5
1976  Johnny Miller (279) wins the 105th British Open
1975  Philadelphia 76ers sign George McGinnis after Commissioner Larry O’Brien voids the contract he had signed with the Knicks 6 weeks earlier
1971  Lee Trevino (278) wins the 100th British Open
1970  Reds shortstop Woodie Woodward hits his 1st and only HR in his 1,672nd at bat
1965  Juan Marichal gets his 14th win and 7th shutout of the season
1964  Jesus Alou of SF gets 6 hits in a game vs. the Cubs – all off a different pitcher
1953  Ben Hogan (282) wins the British Open
1951  Sugar Ray Robinson loses his middleweight title in an upset to Randy Turpin – will beat him to win it back
1943  Arthur Ashe was born
1934  In the 2nd annual All-Star game, Carl Hubbell strikes out 5 future Hall of Famers – Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx in the 1st and Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in the 2nd inning
1921  Jake LaMotta was born