Tuesday, May 21, 2013


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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