Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 15

2007  Ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy pleads guilty to felony charges in the NBA betting scandal
2006  Cubs and Astros play an 18 inning game – Cubs use all 25 players, combine to use 18 pitchers, combine to use 46 players
2006  Arizona and Colorado play an 18 inning game – combine to use 42 players and 15 pitchers
2003  NY Mets Tom Glavine wins his 250th game – ends with 305
1999  Chuck Finley strikes out 4 batters in an inning – only player in MLB history to do it twice
1997  Randy Johnson strikes out 13 – has 32 in his last 2 games to tie MLB record – Tiant, Ryan, and Gooden
1992  Montreal pitcher Mark Gardner hits 3 batters in an inning
1990  Reds Mark Winningham hits 3 triples in a game vs. St. Louis
1990  Mark McGwire becomes the first player to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1989  Cancer sufferer Dave Dravecky breaks his arm on the mound – his final MLB game – faced 2 batters in the 6th before the break and he got the win
1989  Texas pitcher Charlie Hough throws his 2nd career one hitter – it results in his 2nd career one hit loss – Rangers got 13 hits but no runs to lose 2-0
1984  Expos trade Pete Rose back to the Reds – will be player/manager
1980  Oakland A’s Rick Langford throws his 17th consecutive complete game – most in MLB since 1953
1979  Eddie Murray steals home in 12th for Baltimore win
1971  Vida Blue beats NYY 6-4 – record now is 22-4
1964  Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 27’3”
1916  Babe Ruth out pitches Walter Johnson in a 1-0 13 inning win
1912  Yankees Guy Zin steals home twice in the game – NYY end the season with 18 steals of home – MLB record

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