Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 12

2004  Ben Broussard of Cleveland hits his 2nd pinch hit grand slam of the season – 4th in MLB history to do so
2001  Greg Maddux ends his streak at 72 1/3rd innings without giving up a walk – it was an intentional walk
1994  MLB players go on strike
1993  For the 3rd consecutive game, a Detroit Tiger hits a grand slam – ties MLB record (1978 Brewers)
1988  Boston Red Sox set AL consecutive home wins record at 23 – have not lost since June 24
1987  Braves trade for minor leaguer John Smoltz
1986  Red Sox Don Baylor is hit for a record 25th time – will end being hit 35 times this season
1984  Harmon Killebrew and Don Drysdale are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1974  Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are inducted into the Hall of Fame
1974  Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox batters in a 4-2 win
1969  Boston Celtics sold for a record $6 million
1964  Mickey Mantle switch hit for a HR in a game for the 10th time – MLB record
1960  Ralph Boston of the U.S. sets then world long jump record at 26’11”
1956  Mickey mantle hits his 41st HR and 7th in the last 8 days
1934  Babe Ruth makes his final appearance at Fenway Park

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