Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 16

2009  NYY lose to Cleveland 10-2 in home opener at their new stadium
2002  Detroit Tigers win – had lost 11 to start the season – end 55-105
1996  The Chicago Bulls win 70th game of the season passing the record set in 1969 by the LA Lakers – end 72-10
1994  Don Nelson wins his 800th NBA game as coach
1991  Philadelphia 76ers play in their 14th OT game of the season – NBA record
1987  Michael Jordan is only the 2nd player to score 3,000 points in a season – Wilt Chamberlain
1983  Steve Garvey breaks the National League record by playing in his 1,118th consecutive game
1980  Arthur Ashe retires from tennis
1967  Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA final record with 26 rebounds in a half
1947  Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) born – 38,387 points, 17,440 rebounds, 5,660 assists, 3,189 blocks, 6 time MVP, 6 time NBA champion
1929  NY Yankees become the 1st team to wear numbers on their uniforms

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