Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 8

2008  Chase Utley of Philadelphia is hit by a pitch 3 times in the game – ties MLB record
2003  NYY Hideki Matsui hits a grand slam in his 1st game at Yankee Stadium
2003  Ivan Rodriguez of Florida gets walked 5 times in the game – ties NL record
1996  Chicago Bulls lose – end their 37 game home win streak to start the season
1995  Pat Riley of the NY Knicks gets his 750th coaching win
1993  Don Nelson gets his 750th NBA coaching win
1993  Carlos Baerga of Cleveland hit a HR from both sides of the plate in the same inning – 1st to do so
1991  Jockey Willie Shoemaker is paralyzed in a car accident
1991  KC Jones gets his 500th NBA coaching win
1990  54th Golf Masters – Nick Faldo wins (278)
1989  One armed pitcher Jim Abbott makes his MLB debut – gets the loss, but ends the season 12-12 with a 3.92 ERA
1989  Alex English gets his 8th straight season with 2,000 or more points
1975  Frank Robinson becomes the 1st black manager in MLB
1974  Hank Aaron passes Babe Ruth with his 715th HR off of Al Downing
1966  The AFL Chooses Al Davis as commissioner
1963  Pete Rose makes his MLB debut and goes 0-3 – Career: .303 average, 4,256 hits, 2,165 runs, 3,562 games, 14,053 at bats in 24 seasons
1940  John Havlicek born

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