Saturday, April 20, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 20

2006  Julio Franco hits a HR – at age 46 he is the oldest to do so
2006  Frank Robinson gets his 1,000th win as manager
2003  Art Howe gets his 1,000th win as manager
2000  Oakland A’s John Jaja strikes out 5 times – ties MLB record
1997  Cubs win – had started the season 0-14 – NL record
1996  Brady Anderson of Baltimore has a leadoff HR – his 3rd straight game doing so – MLB record
1995  Jeff Reardon announces his retirement – 367 saves in 16 seasons
1988  Baltimore starts the season 0-14 will end 0-21
1986  Michael Jordan scores 63 in a double OT loss to Boston
1986  Vida Blue wins his 200th MLB game
1982  Atlanta Braves win 1st 12 games of the season
1967  Tom Seaver wins his 1st MLB game – ends with 311, 2.86 ERA, 3 time Cy Young winner
1966  Hank Aaron gets his 400th HR – ends with 755
1949  Jockey Willie Shoemaker gets his 1st win – will win his last on January 20, 1990 (his 8,833rd win)
1912  Red Sox play first ever regular season game at Fenway Park – they win 7-6

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