Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 23

1999  Fernando Tatis of St. Louis hits MLB record 2 grand slams in the same inning – 8 RBI in inning also MLB record
1995  Steve Kerr of Bulls set NBA record by making .524% of his 3 point field goal attempts for the season
1995  John Stockton wins assist title for 8th straight season – ties Bob Cousy
1989  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays in his final game – 38,387 points, 17,440 rebounds, 3,189 blocks, 6 time MVP
1989  Nolan Ryan pitches his 10th career one hitter – 4th time the hit has come in the 9th inning – ended career with 12 one hitters
1989  Alex English of the Nuggets recorded what was then a NBA record by scoring 2,000 or more points for the 8th consecutive season – Karl Malone would end up doing it 11 straight seasons
1978  Joe Morgan ends his MLB errorless streak at 91 games
1964  Houston Colt 45s pitcher Ken Johnson is the 1st MLB pitcher to lose a 9 inning no hitter – lost in the 10th to the Reds 1-0
1962  NY Mets win 1st game ever – had started the season with 9 losses
1956  Don Drysdale makes his 1st MLB start and beats Philadelphia 6-1 – will have 209 wins, 2.95 ERA
1954  Hank Aaron hits his 1st HR – ends with 755
1954  Jackie Robinson steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 6th inning
1952  Hoyt Wilhelm of NY Giants wins his 1st MLB game – also hit his 1st and only MLB HR
1939  Ted Williams hit his 1st HR – ends with 521

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