Thursday, May 16, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 16

2004  Ben Sheets of Milwaukee strikes out 18 Atlanta batters
2001  Rickey Henderson hits his 79th leadoff HR – ends with 81
2001  Sammy Sosa hits his 400th HR – ends with 609
1999  #8 seed NY Knicks beat #1 seed Miami Heat – only 2nd time in NBA history (Seattle in 1994)
1996  Sammy Sosa hits 2 HRs in one inning – 1st Cub to do so
1987  Brewers lose 10th straight game – started the season 18-2
1986  Tony Phillips of Oakland goes 5 for 5 and hits for the cycle
1985  Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of the Year – 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 2.4 steals
1983  Rookie Darryl Strawberry hits his 1st HR – ends with 335
1981  Houston’s Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples in the game – will lead league with 12
1980  With Kareem injured, Magic Johnson plays center and scores 42 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists as LA Lakers win NBA title – most points scored by a rookie in NBA finals
1976  The Stanley Cup is won by Montreal as they sweep the Flyers
1965  Jim Palmer gets his 1st MLB win – ends with 268, 2.86 ERA, and 3 Cy Young awards – also hit his 1st HR – ends career with 3
1954  Ted Williams goes 8 for 9 in a doubleheader with 7 RBI – Boston loses both
1951  Mickey Mantle hits his 1st HR in Yankee Stadium – will hit 205 there
1928  Billy Martin born – career .257 hitter, managed 2,267 games and won 1,253

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