Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 21

2005  Texas hits 4 HRs in one inning and a total of 8 in a 18-3 win over Houston
2002  Randy Johnson of Arizona gets his 3,500th strikeout – ends with 4,875
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 8th HR in 5 games to tie MLB record
2000  Rickey Henderson hits a leadoff HR for the 77th time – ends doing it 81 times
1997  Roger Clemens wins his 200th game – ends with 354 and 3.12 ERA
1994  Dikembe Mutombo sets NBA record with 38 blocked shots in a 7 game series
1992  Don Nelson of Golden State wins his 3rd NBA Coach of the Year Award – 1st to do so
1991  Bulls beat Detroit 105-97 – NBA record 15th consecutive playoff win at home
1985  Vince Coleman hits his 1st MLB HR – will only have 28 in 13 seasons, but will have 752 stolen bases
1979  Stanley Cup won by Montreal as they beat Rangers 4 games to 1
1977  Seattle Slew wins the Preakness on the way to the Triple Crown
1967  Whitey Ford of NYY appears in his last MLB game – 236 wins, 2.75 ERA in 16 seasons
1952  The Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in the 1st inning – beat Reds 19-1
1943  Fastest AL game – White Sox beat Senators in 89 minutes
1930  Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive HRs in the game

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