Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 14

2008  Four straight White Sox players hit a HR – 6th time in MLB history
2007  Atlanta’s Bobby Cox is ejected – 132nd time in his career – MLB record
2002  Jason LaRue, Cincinnati catcher, has 3 consecutive passed balls
1999  Four Montreal players each hit 2 HRs in a game vs. Colorado – only 3rd time in MLB history
1998  Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles hits 2 grand slams in the game – only 9th in MLB history and first by a catcher
1996  Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones from the minors
1991  Angels Dave Winfield gets his 400th HR – ends with 465
1991  Fred McGriff of SD hits a grand slam for the 2nd day in a row – 12th to do so
1990  Angels Luis Polonia hits an inside the park grand slam vs. NYY
1988  Red Sox lose at Fenway – end AL record streak of 24 straight at home
1987  Mark McGwire sets MLB rookie record with his 39th HR – ends season with 49
1977  Yaz gets his 506th career double – MLB record – ends career with 646
1971  Bob Gibson no hits the Pirates                                          
1961  Phillies lose 17th straight game – end with 23 on August 23
1959  Earvin “Magic” Johnson born
1958  Cleveland Indians Vic Powers steals home twice – ends season with only 3 steals
1939  1st night game at Cominsky Park – Sox win 5-2
1936  1st Olympic basketball game final held – US wins gold beating Canada 19-8

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