Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 22

2008  John Smoltz gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,084
2006  Milwaukee hits 5 HRs in an inning to tie MLB record
2004  Pat Tillman, Arizona football player, dies in Afghanistan while serving as an Army Ranger
1994  Pat Riley gets his 700th coaching win
1989  John Stockton becomes 1st NBA player to record back to back 1,000 assist seasons
1988  Bert Blyleven of Minnesota ties MLB record by hitting 4 Cleveland batters in the game
1988  Charles Oakley of Bulls gets 35 rebounds in a game vs. Cleveland
1988  NJ Devils Patrick Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record with 8 points in a game – 3 goals and 5 assists in a 10-4 win over Washington
1982  Atlanta Braves lose 2-1 to Reds – had opened the season 13-0
1970  Tom Seaver strikes out 19 San Diego Padres including MLB record 10 in a row
1969  Rollie Fingers makes 1st MLB start – will have 341 career saves, 2.90 ERA
1954  NBA adopts 24 second clock
1947  1st NBA Championship – Philadelphia beats Chicago Stags 4 games to 1

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