Thursday, April 4, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 4

2007  Don Imus causes an uproar by making comments about the Rutgers ladies basketball team
2003  Sammy Sosa hits his 500th HR
2001  Hideo Nomo becomes the 4th player to throw a no hitter in both leagues – with Boston and Los Angeles – Cy Young, Jim Bunning, and Nolan Ryan
1999  Hall of Famer Early Wynn dies at age 79 – 300 wins, 3.54 ERA in 23 seasons
1998  Mark McGwire hits a HR in his 4th straight game to start the season – ties NL record held by Willie Mays – ends season with 70
1997  Karl Malone scores his 2,000th point of the season – has now done it a NBA record 10 straight seasons
1996  Michael Jordan gets his 2,000th steal of his career as Chicago wins its 37th consecutive home game to start the season
1994  Cubs Tuffy Rhodes hits 3 HRs on Opening Day – hit 3 all of last year
1989  Buddy Bell of Texas gets his 2,500th hit
1989  Tommy John plays in his 26th season – ties MLB record
1988  NY Mets set Opening Day record with 6 HRs in the game as they beat Montreal 10-6
1983  45th NCAA Championship – North Carolina State beats Houston 54-52
1974  Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth with his 714th HR

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