Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 1

2008  The New York Yankees win their 11th straight home opener – MLB record
1999  Larry Brown gets his 900th coaching win ABA and NBA combined
1998  Tampa Bay wins first ever MLB game – end the season 63-99
1992  NHL players begin the 1st strike in the 75 year history of the game
1991  Duke gets first NCAA championship – beat Kansas 72-65
1985  47th NCAA Basketball Championship – Villanova beats Georgetown 66-64 – they were #8 seed in the tournament
1973  John Havlicek scores 54 points in the NBA playoffs as Boston beats Atlanta 134-109 – his 24 field goals ties NBA record
1965  Mark Jackson born – NBA player/TV commentator – 12,489 points, 10,334 assists (#3 all time), 1,608 steals, Rookie of the Year 1987-88
1939  Phil Niekro born – 318 wins, 3.35 ERA in 24 seasons

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