Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 14

2005  Kevin Brown of NYY wins his 100th AL game – 9th to win 100 in both leagues
1999  Alan Newman of Tampa Bay makes his MLB debut as a relief pitcher – balks with the bases loaded before he makes his 1st pitch – will appear in 19 games in 2 seasons – 2-2 record, 7.94 ERA in 17 innings pitched
1996  Magic Johnson announces his retirement – 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds, 10,141 assists, 1,724 steals, 3 time MVP, 5 time NBA champion
1996  Dwight Gooden of NYY no hits Seattle 2-0
1986  Reggie Jackson gets his 537th HR to pass Mickey Mantle
1981  Boston Celtics win their 14th NBA title
1981  Fernando Valenzuela of Dodgers improves his record to 8-0 0.50 ERA – ends season 13-7 2.48 ERA
1980  Magic Johnson commits NBA final record 10 turnovers, but they still win
1977  The Stanley Cup is won by Montreal as they sweep Boston
1972  Willie Mays hits a HR in his 1st game as a NY Met
1968  Dodgers beat Chicago 1-0 – 5th game in a row they score just 1 run
1967  Hank Aaron hits his 450th of his 744 HRs
1967  Boston beats Detroit in both games of a double header – break AL record set in 1907 with 28 extra base hits – had 50 total hits
1961  3 Senators pinch hitters get a walk in the 9th inning of a game vs. Boston – tie MLB record – 2 were intentional
1924  Babe Ruth gets his 1923 MVP award at Yankee Stadium on “Babe Ruth Day”
1920  Walter Johnson gets his 300th win – ends with 417
1916  Rookie Roger Hornsby hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 301

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