Thursday, May 16, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 15

2005  Manny Ramirez hits his 400th HR
2003  Cubs beat Milwaukee 4-2 in 17 innings – Brewers strikeout 24 times, Cubs 14
2001  Allen Iverson named NBA MVP – 31.1 points, 4.6 assists, 2.5 steals
1997  Chicago beats Padres 8-2 – Cubs had 4 triples in the game (3 in one inning)
1995  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar inducted into Hall of Fame – 38,387 points, 17,440 rebounds, 5,660 assists, 3,189 blocks, 6 time MVP
1990  Dave Bing, Elvin Hayes, and Earl “The Pearl” Monroe inducted into NBA Hall of Fame
1984  Magic Johnson dishes out playoff record 24 assists vs. Phoenix
1982  LA Lakers beat San Antonio to advance to NBA finals – swept both 7 game series – 1st to ever to so
1981  Len Barker of Cleveland pitchers the 11th perfect game in MLB history
1980  Flyers score 8 goals vs. NY Islanders in the NHL playoffs
1973  Nolan Ryan pitches his 1st no hitter – ends with 7
1971  Billy Williams of Cubs hits his 300th HR – ends with 426
1969  Emmitt Smith born – 18,355 rushing yards, 21,579 total yards from scrimmage, 175 TDs
1954  Ted Williams plays 1st game of the season – broke his collarbone the 1st day of spring training
1953  George Brett born - .305 average, 3,154 hits, 1,595 RBI
1953  Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in the 1st for heavyweight title
1952  Johnny Longden is the 2nd jockey to win 4,000 races
1951  Ted Williams hits his 300th HR – ends with 521
1948  Citation wins the Preakness on the way to the Triple Crown
1941  Joe DiMaggio begins his 56 game hitting streak
1935  Lou Gehrig steals home for the 15th time in his career
1911  Ty Cobb begins a 40 game hitting streak
1876  Vagrant wins the 2nd Kentucky Derby

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