Saturday, May 25, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 25

2008  Omar Vizquel of Giants plays in his 2,584th game at shortstop – passes Luis Aparicio for most all time
2002  Barry Bonds hits his 584th HR to move pass Mark McGwire for #5 all time
2002  Shawn Green of Dodgers hits 2 HRs – has 7 in 3 games to set MLB record
2002  Robert Hernandez of KC gets his 300th save – ends with 326
1997  Minnesota Twins retire #34 of Kirby Puckett - .318 average, 207 HRs, 1,085 RBI, 10 time All-Star in 12 seasons
1993  Charles Barkley named NBA MVP – 25.6 points, 12.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists
1991  Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minnesota 4 games to 2 to win Stanley Cup
1989  Stanley Cup won by Calgary as they beat Montreal 4 games to 2
1986  George Brett gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 3,154             
1984  Red Sox trade Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
1983  Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside the park HRs in the same inning
1983  Pirates pitchers combine to walk 7 straight batters in an inning – tie MLB record
1982  Ferguson Jenkins gets his 3,000th strikeout – ends with 3,192
1982  Jim Palmer gets his 250th win – ends with 268, 2.86ERA and 3 Cy Youngs
1981  Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,000th game – joins Cobb, Musial and Aaron – ends with 3,308 in 23 seasons
1975  Dennis Eckersley of Indians beats Oakland in his 1st MLB start – will win 197, 390 saves, 3.50 ERA in 24 seasons
1975  Golden State sweeps Washington to win NBA title
1965  Twins beat Red Sox 17-5 – 9 different players hit a HR in the game to tie MLB record
1965  Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight title
1951  Willie Mays makes his MLB debut – goes 0-5 - .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI, 2 time MVP, 20 time All-Star
1935  Babe Ruth hits his 714th and last HR – hit 1st May 6, 1915

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