Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 13

2007  Placido Polanco plays in his 144th straight game at 2nd base without an error – MLB record
2006  Cleveland scores 11 runs in the 1st inning off of KC pitcher Luke Hudson – most runs allowed in 1st since 1897 – Travis Hoffman hits his 6th grand slam of the season to tie MLB record
2006  Greg Maddux sets MLB record by making at least 25 starts in 20 straight seasons
2004  Barry Bonds is walked intentionally twice – now has 86 – MLB record for a season
2004  KC ties record with 2 grand slams in the game
1995  Mickey Mantle died – career: .298 hitter, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP
1988  Boston Red Sox beat their own AL record with their 24th straight home win
1987  St. Louis outfielders do not record a single putout in a 13 inning win – MLB record
1979  Lou Brock gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,023
1969  Jim Palmer no hits the Oakland A’s
1939  NYY set AL shutout margin in a 21-0 beating of the A’s
1919  Man O’ War has his only defeat (Upset beat him at Saratoga)
1910  Dodgers and Pirates play to a 8-8 tie – both teams had 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 passed ball, 1 hit by a pitch, and 2 errors
1906  Cubs pitcher Jack Taylor ends his streak of completing games at 202 (187 complete, 15 relief) against Dodgers in the 3rd inning

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