Thursday, April 11, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 11

2003  Royals and NYY set AL record with 19 doubles in the game
2003  Cubs Kerry Woods is the youngest pitcher to get 1,000 strike outs – took him 134 games
2002  Sammy Sosa sets NL record with 14 RBI over 2 consecutive games
2001  Giants pitcher Livian Hernandez goes 4 for 4 including his 1st HR – now has 8 straight hits and is 12 for 13
1998  David Wells of NYY pitches a 4 hit 7-0 win – his last game was a perfect game
1993  Detroit’s Dan Gladden hits a grand slam – also hit one yesterday – 14th in MLB history to do so in consecutive games
1991  Wilson Alvarez is the 1st rookie since 1983 to throw a no hitter – it is his 2nd MLB start
1984  Carl Lewis wins his 4th gold medal at the Olympics duplicating the feat of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
1982  Nolan Ryan pitches his 8th career one hitter
1982  Minnesota’s Terry Felton’s record is now 0-11 and 0-14 for his career (MLB record worst start) will end his career without ever getting a win 0-16
1980  Reggie Jackson gets his 400th HR
1979  Tug McGraw of Phillies gives up his 4th grand slam of the year – ties MLB record
1973  White Sox rookie Brian Downing gets his 1st MLB hit – an inside the park HR
1970  Jim Bunning becomes the 2nd player to win 100 games in each league – Cy Young the other
1969  Don Dyrsdale retires
1956  Mickey Mantle hits his 40th HR – 1st Yankee since Joe DiMaggio in 1937 to do so
1955  Ted Williams gets his 2,000th hit
1951  1st baseball game to be broadcast in color – Braves vs. Dodgers
1946  Stan Musial gets 8 hits in 9 at bats in a doubleheader
1929  Babe Ruth hits his 500th HR – ends with 714
1919  Green Bay Packers football club is formed

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