Thursday, April 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 17

2009  Gary Sheffield gets his 500th HR
2006  Pedro Martinez of NY Mets gets his 200th win
2001  Barry Bonds gets his 500th HR – ends with 762
1999  John Stockton of Utah Jazz gets his 13,000th assist – ends with 15,806
1995  Buck Williams of Portland is the 8th player to have 15,000 points and 12,000 rebounds
1993  Detroit beats Seattle 20-3 – 2nd time this week they score 20 – beat Oakland 20-4 on the 13th
1993  Dominique Wilkins gets his 22,000th point – 11th to do so – ends 26,668
1988  Atlanta Braves win – had lost first 10 to set NL record
1983  Nolan Ryan gets his 3,500th strikeout – ends with 5,714
1979  Only 653 fans see Oakland beat Seattle 6-5 at Oakland
1977  Celtics beat 76ers 113-111 in 1st game of Eastern semifinals – made 27 of 28 free throws
1976  Mike Schmidt hits 4 straight HRs and has 8 RBI as Philadelphia beats Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings
1964  1st game at Shea Stadium – Mets lose
1960  Eddie Mathews hits his 300th HR -  ends with 512
1956  Don Drysdale makes his MLB debut – 209 wins, 2.95 ERA, Cy Young winner in 14 seasons
1956  Frank Robinson makes his MLB debut - .294 average, 586 HRs, 1,812 RBI, MVP in both leagues
1951  Mickey Mantle makes his MLB debut - .298 average, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP
1947  Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st MLB hit
1934  Casey Stengell manages his 1st MLB game – will end with 3,766

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