Thursday, May 16, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 17

2009  NY Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey balks 3 times in the game
2005  Pitcher Ervin Santana of Angels makes his MLB debut – gave up a triple, double, single, and a HR in his first 10 pitches
1998  David Wells of NYY throws the 13th perfect game in MLB history
1997  Atlanta beats St. Louis 11-6 – Kenny Lofton has 5 hits for 3rd time this season
1995  Jason Kidd and Grant Hill named co- Rookie of the Year winners
1993  Pat Riley named NBA Coach of the Year – led the Knicks to only their 2nd 60 win season in their history
1992  Wade Boggs gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,010
1992  Gary Carter catches his 2,000th game – joins Bob Boone and Carlton Fisk
1988  John Stockton ties playoff record with 24 assists (Magic Johnson)
1987  San Antonio wins NBA draft lottery – will choose David Robinson
1984  Alan Wiggins of SD steals 5 bases vs. Montreal (ties NL record) – ends season with career high 70 and NL high 21 caught stealing
1981  NY Islanders score 5 power play goals in the playoffs vs. Minnesota
1979  Philadelphia beats Cubs 23-22 in 10 innings – 50 hits, 11 HRs
1978  Lee Lacy of Dodgers hits a pinch hit HR – 3rd consecutive as a pinch hitter – MLB record
1970  Hank Aaron gets his 3,000th hit (ends with 3,771) and also hits his 570th HR (ends with 755) – first player to have 500 HRs and 3,000 hits
1967  Baltimore beats Red Sox 12-8 – 7 Orioles hit a HR including 4  in one inning
1956  Sugar Ray Leonard born

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