Saturday, April 27, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 27

2003  NY Mets lose a double header to Arizona – set MLB record with 27 strikeouts in the 2 games – also made 8 errors
2003  Kevin Millwood of Philadelphia no hits San Francisco 1-0
2002  Derek Lowe of Red Sox no hits Tampa Bay 10-0 – first no hitter at Fenway Park since 1965
2000  Jose Lima of Houston gives up 4 HRs in the 1st inning vs. Cubs – ties MLB record for an inning
1999  Rickey Henderson steals his 1,300th base – ends with 1,406
1998  Tim Duncan named NBA Rookie of the Year – 21.1 points, 11.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.51 blocks
1996  Barry Bonds hits his 300th HR – only 4th player with 300 HRs and 300 steals – Willie Mays, Andre Dawson and his father Bobby
1994  Joe Carter of Toronto sets MLB record with his 30th RBI of the month – will end the month with 31
1993  Tim Wakefield of Pittsburgh beats the Braves 6-2 in 11 innings – he threw 172 pitches
1987  Red Sox Don Baylor gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,135
1983  Nolan Ryan gets his 3,509th strikeout – passes Walter Johnson to become #1 all time – ends with 5,714 - Johnson’s record had stood for 56 years
1971  Hank Aaron hits his 600th HR – joins Ruth and Mays
1969  Harmon Killebrew hits his 400th HR – ends career with 573
1950  Red Auerbach named coach of the Boston Celtics
1947  “Babe Ruth Day” is celebrated in every major league baseball park in the country

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