Thursday, May 16, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 18

2004  Randy Johnson pitches a perfect game – 17th in history and he is the oldest at age 40 – also only the 5th to pitch a no hitter in both leagues
2000  Mark McGwire passes Mickey Mantle on all time HR list
2000  SD beats Florida 6-2 – Florida had 10 stolen bases in 10 attempts
1998  Michael Jordan named NBA MVP – 28.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists
1990  Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg commits an error – 1st in 123 games
1990  Orioles hit 8 straight singles in the 1st inning – tie AL record
1988  Dave Stewart sets MLB record with his 12th balk of the season – will end with 16
1981  Fernando Valenzuela of Dodgers loses to Philadelphia – record now is 8-1 with 0.90 ERA
1971  Stanley Cup won by Montreal 4 games to 3 over Chicago
1969  Rod Carew steals 2nd, 3rd, and home in the 3rd inning for Twins – Cesar Tovar also steals 3rd and home in the inning – tie MLB record
1968  Frank Howard ties AL record with a HR in his 6th straight game – has 10 HRs for the week – most ever
1946  Reggie Jackson born - .262 average, 563 HRs, 1,702 RBI, MVP, 14 time All-Star
1945  Brooklyn Dodgers Luis Olmo hits a bases loaded HR and a bases loaded triple – will not happen again for 55 years
1937  Brooks Robinson born - .267 average, 268 HRs, 1,357 RBI, MVP in 1964, 16 Gold Gloves – also holds the dubious record of hitting into MLB record 4 triple plays in his career.

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