Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 12

2008  Asdrubal Cabrera of Cleveland records the 14th unassisted triple play in MLB history
2002  Joe Torre wins his 1,500th game as manager
2001  AJ Burnett of Florida no hits San Diego – gave up 9 walks (most in a no hitter)
2000  Pedro Martinez strikes out 15 – had 17 in his last start – the 32 ties AL record
2000  John Wetteland of Texas gets his 300th save – 12th to do so – ends with 330 in 12 seasons
1999  Pedro Martinez of Boston strikes out 15 batters for the 2nd straight game
1998  NY Mets vs. LA Dodgers game rained out in LA – 1st in 1,184 games
1997  Larry Bird named head coach of Indiana Pacers – 3 year record 147-67
1996  Seattle beats Royals 8-5 – Randy Johnson improves record to 5-0 and has 17 straight wins over 2 seasons – KC rookie Chris Stynes steals 2nd , 3rd, and home in the 1st inning
1996  Catcher Jerry Hoff of Astros ties MLB record with 6 passed balls in a game – only 3rd in MLB history – will not play in MLB again
1995  Martin Brodeur ties NHL playoff record with his 3rd shutout of the series
1995  LA Dodgers beat St. Louis 8-2 – total of 12 errors in the game
1985  1st NBA lottery draft – Knicks win and will select Patrick Ewing
1974  Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee in 7 games to win NBA title
1970  Ernie Banks gets his 500th HR – it is also his 1,600th RBI
1968  Luis Tiant of Cleveland throws his 4th straight shutout
1962  Craig Anderson, relief pitcher for NY Mets , wins both games of a double header, will not win another game in MLB – ends 1962 3-17 and career 7-23
1925  Yogi Berra born - .285 average, 385 HRs, 1,430 RBI

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