Saturday, May 25, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 23

2002  Shawn Green of Dodgers goes 6 for 6 with 4 HRs and 7 RBI – MLB record 19 total bases
2000  Rickey Henderson gets his 2,000th walk – 3rd all time (Ruth and Williams) – will end with 2,190
1999  Tom Gordon gets his 50th straight save in 50 chances – had MLB best 46 saves in 1998
1999  Baltimore beats Texas 15-6 – scored 10 runs in 1st – Brady Anderson is hit twice in the inning to tie MLB record
1996  Roger Clemens of Red Sox gets his 1st MLB hit – 1st by a Boston pitcher since 1972 – career .173 average
1991  Baltimore fires manager Frank Robinson – record 13-24
1984  Tigers beat Angels – record now 34-5 with 16 straight road wins
1982  Philadelphia beats Celtics in game 7 of Eastern Conference finals to advance to NBA finals
1980  Ferguson Jenkins wins his 250th game – ends with 284, 3.34 ERA
1978  AL approves of the transfer of the Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15 million
1978  Bill Walton named NBA MVP – 18.9 points, 13.2 rebounds
1976  Dave Cowens scores 25 points and has 21 rebounds in game 1 of NBA finals win over Phoenix
1975  Golden State gets record 17 steals in NBA finals win over Washington
1969  Rookie Al Oliver of Pittsburgh ties MLB record with 3 errors in one inning
1962  Rookie Joe Pepitone of NY Yankees hits 2 HRs in the 1st inning – 6th in AL history to do so
1958  Wilt Chamberlain says he will leave his final year at Kansas to play for the Harlem Globetrotters
1954  “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler born – middleweight champion 1980-87 – 62 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws, 52 KOs
1948  Joe DiMaggio gets 3 consecutive HRs in a 6-5 win
1924  Walter Johnson gets his 103rd career shutout – ends with 110

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