Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 20

2008  Mike Piazza announces his retirement
2006  Barry Bonds hits his 714th HR to tie Babe Ruth
2005  Twins pitcher Carlos Silva beats Milwaukee 7-1 –threw only 76 pitches in the game
2000  Rickey Henderson plays 1st game for Seattle – hits a leadoff HR for them – 76th time in his career – ends with 81
1999  NY Mets beat Milwaukee in both games of a double header – Robin Ventura hit a grand slam in each game – 1st to do so
1996  Michael Jordan wins his 4th NBA MVP – 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals
1995  Houston which had been down 3 games to 1 in Western Conference semi finals beats Phoenix in game 7 115-114 – 2nd time in history such a comeback occurred in NBA
1988  Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR to move pass Jimmie Foxx on HR list
1984  Roger Clemens gets his 1st MLB win – ends with 354, 4,672 strikeouts, 3.12 ERA
1983  Steve Carlton moves pass Walter Johnson to become #2 all time strikeout leader with 3,510
1976  Carl Yastrzemski ties MLB record with 5 HRs in 2 games
1964  Philadelphia beats San Francisco to end Juan Marichal’s 12 game win streak
1964  Buster Mathis beats Joe Frazier to make the Olympic team – Mathis will get hurt and Frazier will win gold
1960  St. Louis Cardinals are now 10-3 at home and 2-17 on road
1948  Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle plus hits an extra HR – did the same 11 years ago – only player in MLB history to do so
1948  Cleveland Indians get 18 walks vs. Boston – won the game 13-4
1946  Cubs pitcher Claude Passeau makes his 1st error since 9/21/41 – ending 273 consecutive errorless chances
1941  Lefty Grove wins his 20th straight game at Fenway 4-2 over Detroit
1919  Babe Ruth hits his 1st career grand slam – also won as pitcher
1900  2nd modern Olympics open in Paris

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