Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 22

2003  High School star LeBron James signs $90 million deal with Nike
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 9th HR in 6 games – ends with 73
2000  The Florida Marlins set a record by having 4 players steal 2 or more bases in the game (10 total). Since 1919 to today only 22 other teams had 3 players who stole more than 32 in a game
1999  Roger Clemens of NYY beats Chicago 10-2 – his 19th straight win over 2 seasons
1997  Boston beats NYY 8-2 – Red Sox have 19 hits, but strand 16
1994  It is announced that the NBA expansion from Toronto will be called the “Raptors”
1990  Andre Dawson of Chicago is walked intentionally 5 times in a 16 inning game (MLB record) – the Reds issued 7 intentional walks
1988  Boston beats Atlanta 118-116 in game 7 of Eastern Conference semi finals – Wilkins had 47 points and Bird had 34 (20 in 4th quarter)
1982  Apolo Anton Ono born – 8 time Olympic medalist in speed skating
1977  Boston beats Milwaukee 14-10 – teams combine to tie MLB record with 11 HRs in the game
1975  Lefty Grove died – MLB pitcher won 300 games, 3.06 ERA in 17 seasons – won MVP in 1931 with 31-4, 2.06 ERA
1969  Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter in a 15-3 win over the NY Mets – 1st time in 9,015 at bats – Mike Lum hit a double                                   
1968  Willie Stargell has 3 HRs, a double, single and 7 RBI in a 13-6 win over the Cubs
1968  Don Drysdale of Dodgers beats Bob Gibson of Cards 3-0 – 3rd straight scoreless game he has pitched
1962  Roger Maris gets 5 walks in the game – 4 intentional
1958  Ted Williams hits his 16th grand slam
1957  The Red Sox hit 4 HRs in the 6th inning – AL record

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