Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 26

2009  Zach Greinke beats Detroit 6-1 – record now 8-1 with 0.84 ERA – ends with 16-8, 2.16 ERA and wins Cy Young
1999  “The Bill Russell Tribute” is held at Fleet Center to honor the all time winningest individual in team sports
1999  Vince Carter named NBA Rookie of the Year – 18.3 points, 5.7 rebounds. 3.0 assists
1997  Sammy Sosa of Cubs and Tony Womack of Pirates both hit inside the park HRs in the 6th inning of Cubs 2-1 win – 1st time it has happened in 20 years
1996  The White Sox hit 4 HRs in the 8th inning in a 12-1 win over Milwaukee – 16th time it has been done in the AL
1993  A long fly ball by Carlos Martinez bounces off the head of Jose Canseco and goes over the fence for a HR
1988  Edmonton sweeps Boston for the Stanley Cup
1987  Larry Bird steals an inbound pass from Isiah Thomas and passes to Dennis Johnson for a 108-107 win
1969  Hank Aaron hits his 500th double – 3rd with 500 doubles and 500 HRs – ends with 624 doubles and 755 HRs
1966  Juan Marichal pitches a 14 inning shutout to beat Philadelphia – 6 hits, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts
1925  Ty Cobb is the 1st to get 1,000 extra base hits

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