Saturday, April 20, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 19

2000  Orel Hershiser hits 4 batters in a game – ties MLB record
1998  Michael Jordan wins his 11th scoring title
1998  Karl Malone reaches NBA record 11th consecutive season scoring 2,000 or more points
1996  Texas Rangers score 16 runs in the 8th inning – beat Orioles 26-7
1992  Dennis Rodman wins NBA rebounding title – 18.7 per game
1991  Moses Malone sets NBA record by playing in his 1,046th consecutive game without fouling out
1991  Evander Holyfield bets George Foreman in 12 for the heavyweight title
1988  Julius Erving has his #6 retired in Philadelphia
1986  Oakland beats Seattle 7-2 – teams combine for MLB record 30 strikeouts in the game
1986  Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight title in a split decision
1984  Bret Saberhagen gets his 1st MLB win – will win 2 Cy Young awards in his career
1981  Rochester vs. Pawtucket game suspended after 32 innings tied at 2-2
1977  Eddie Murray hits his 1st MLB HR – will end with 504
1962  Al Unser Jr. born – 2 time Indy 500 winner
1952  Eddie Mathews hits his 1st MLB HR – will end with 512
1949  The New York Yankees dedicate a plaque to babe Ruth

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