Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 9

2006  Cory Sullivan of Colorado ties MLB record with 2 triples in an inning
2002  NJ Nets win their 1st division title
2001  Willie Stargell died – MLB Hall of Famer - .282 average, 475 HRs, 1,540 RBI, MVP 1979, 21 years with Pittsburgh
1998  Cal Ripken Jr. passes Lou Gehrig on the all time hit list
1993  80,277 fans attend 1st ever MLB game at Mile High Stadium in Colorado – they win
1990  Phoenix Suns make 61 of 80 free throw attempts in OT win – record
1989  Rickey Henderson gets his 800th steal – ends with 1,406
1978  John Havlicek plays in his last game at Boston Garden – scores 29
1969  Cubs Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles in the game – ties MLB record
1959  Boston Celtics win 1st of their 8 straight NBA titles

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