Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 28

2006  Barry Bonds hits his 715th HR to pass Babe Ruth
2004  Matt Clement of Cubs hits 3 batters in an inning
2003  Atlanta beats Reds 15-3 – Braves hit 3 consecutive HRs to start the game – only 2nd time in history (1987 Padres)
1999  With Tim Wakefield on the mound, catcher Jason Varitek has 5 passed balls (3 in one inning) – Boston still wins 12-5
1998  Arizona is leading Giants 8-6 and intentionally walks Barry Bonds to allow a run to score with the bases loaded
1995  White Sox beat Detroit 14-12 in 9 innings – teams combine to for MLB record 12 HRs and AL record 21 extra base hits in the game
1992  Terry Porter of Portland sets NBA playoff record (for a 6 game series) with 18 three point field goals in the series vs. Utah                                                    
1988  Mariners beat NYY 6-1 – Seattle has MLB record 22 infield assists
1986  Larry Bird wins MVP – 25.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 2.0 steals – it is his 3rd consecutive MVP award and he joins Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain as the only ones to win 3 in a row
1980  Oakland’s Dwayne Murphy and Wayne Gross both steal home in the 1st inning – Oakland has 7 steals for the day
1979  George Brett hit for the cycle plus added one more HR in the 16th to give KC a 5-4 win over Baltimore
1978  Al Unser wins Indy 500 for 3rd time
1978  Dennis Johnson of Seattle blocked 7 shots in a 93-92 win over Washington – most in NBA finals by a guard
1951  Willie Mays gets his 1st MLB hit – career .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI, 2 time MVP
1938  Jerry West born – 25,192 points, 5,336 rebounds, 6,238 assists, 14 time All-Star in 14 seasons
1930  Grover Cleveland Alexander makes his final MLB appearance – 373 wins, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games in 20 seasons

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