Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 13

2009  Alfonso Soriano hits his 53rd leadoff HR to tie Craig Biggio – far behind Rickey Henderson who had 81
2002  Jose Canseco retires - .266 average, 462 HRs, 1,407 RBI in 17 seasons
2001  Alex Rodriguez gets his 200th HR
1999  Alan Iverson gets NBA playoff record 10 steals
1998  Braves tie MLB record with a HR in 25th straight game – 3rd team to do so
1997  Eddie Murray plays in his 3,000th game – only 6th to do so – Rose, Aaron, Cobb, Musial and Yastrzemski
1993  George Brett hits his 300th HR – 6th player to have 300 HRs and 300 steals
1991  Tiny Archibald and Dave Cowens inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
1989  Kirby Puckett of Minnesota ties MLB record with 4 doubles in the game
1979  Willie Nelson of KC hits an inside the park HR – will hit 5 this season
1976  George Brett gets 3 hits in a game for the 6th straight game – ties AL record
1970  Cubs beat Padres 19-0 – Ernie Banks has 7 RBI including his 1,500th
1961  Dennis Rodman born – averages 13.1 rebounds per game in his career – led league for 7 straight seasons
1960  Philadelphia loses 1-0 for 3rd straight game – tie MLB record for 1-0 losses consecutively
1959  Warren Spahn wins his 250th – ends with 363, 3.09 ERA
1958  Stan Musial gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,630
1958  Giants beat LA 16-9 – Mays is 5 for 5 with 2 HRs and 2 triples, 5 Giants have 4 hits each – MLB record
1955  Mickey Mantle hits a HR in a game from both sides of the plate for the 1st time
1980  Reds Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in the 5th inning vs. Mets – solo and a grand

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