Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 30

2002  Alex Rodriguez hits his 250th HR
2002  Angels beat Cleveland 21-2 – Angels had 22 hits                     
2000  Randy Johnson wins his 6th game of the month – only 3rd in MLB history to do so
2000  St. Louis Cardinals end the month with 55 HRs – most ever for April
1998  Texas Rangers score their 180th run of the month – record for April
1997  Tino Martinez of NY Yankees gets his 34th RBI of the month – MLB record for April
1988  Houston’s Sleepy Floyd (42) and Hakeem Olajuwon (41) become only the 2nd teammates in playoff history to score 40 or more points in a game
1986  Seattle loses to Boston 9-4 – they struck out 16 times – with the 20 from yesterday by Clemens the 36 sets MLB record
1974  Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox to tie MLB record
1971  Milwaukee Bucks led by Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar win the NBA championship
1970  Billy Williams of Cubs plays in his 1,000th straight game – 1st in NL to do so
1961  Willie Mays hits 4 HRs in a game
1961  Isiah Thomas is born
1958  Ted Williams gets his 1,000th extra base hit
1946  Bob Feller no hits NYY – 2nd of his career 3 no hitters

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