Saturday, April 6, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 6

2010  UCONN women complete 2nd consecutive perfect season
2005  The new Washington National win 1st game of the season – Brad Wilkerson hit for the cycle
2003  Jim Thome does not reach base safely – 1st time in 60 games he has not done so
2002  Relief pitcher Jesse Orosco of LA Dodgers scores a run – 1st time since 1986 he has done so
1999  Greg Maddux of Atlanta beats Philadelphia 11-3 – hit a HR and a single in the 4th inning
1996  Robert Parish plays in his 1,561st NBA game – passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as #1 all time – ends career with 1,611
1995  Danny Ainge of Phoenix scores his 1,000th 3 point shot – 3rd to do so
1991  Isiah Thomas scores his 15,000th point
1989  Orel Hershiser gives up a run in the 1st inning – ended his MLB record 59 scoreless inning streak
1977  Seattle Mariners make their debut – lose to Angels 7-0
1973  Ron Blomberg of NYY is the first designated hitter in MLB – walks with bases loaded
1970  Cincinnati beats Montreal 5-1 – 1st managerial win for Sparky Anderson – will win 2,194 in his 26 year career
1958  22nd Golf Masters – Arnold Palmer wins – his 1st Masters
1952  16th Golf Masters – Sam Snead wins (286)
1896  American John Connolly wins the 1st gold at the Olympics

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