Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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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

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 15

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

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 14

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

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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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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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

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

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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