Thursday, April 25, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 24

2003  Chase Utley of Philadelphia gets his 1st MLB hit – a grand slam
1998  Mike Piazza hits his 3rd grand slam of the month – ties MLB record
1996  The NBA approves of the creation of a summer league in 1997 for the WNBA
1994  David Robinson scores 71 points in a win over Clippers – it was just the 4th time a player had scored 70 or more in a game
1994  Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of Nuggets ends the season with a 95.6% free throw average (219 of 229) – only Calvin Murphy had better percentage – 95.8% in 1981
1993  Milwaukee Bucks retire #33 of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
1978  Nolan Ryan strikes out 15 Seattle Mariner batters – 20th time he has struck out 15
1976  Bert Campaneris of A’s steals 5 bases in the game
1967  The Philadelphia 76ers beat San Francisco to win the NBA championship ending the Celtics 8 year run of titles
1963  The Boston Celtics win the NBA championship 4 games to 2 over the Lakers – it was Bob Cousy’s final game in a Celtic uniform
1962  Sandy Koufax ties MLB record by striking out 18 Chicago Cubs in a 9 inning game
1960  NYY tie AL record by scoring 8 runs before an out is made
1957  Chicago Cubs pitchers set NL record by walking 9 Cincinnati players in one inning – 7 runs score on one hit
1901  The Chicago White Sox host the 1st game in American League history. They beat the Cleveland Blues 8-2

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