Thursday, May 30, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 29

2000  Randy Velarde of Oakland turns 11th unassisted triple play in MLB history
1997  Utah beats Houston 103-100 to advance to NBA finals
1995  Pitcher Chris Hammond of Florida hits a grand slam in win over Astros – last of the 4 HRs he hits in his 14 year career
1994  Al Unser Jr. wins the Indy 500
1993  Jose Canseco pitches in the 8th inning of a 15-1 loss to the Red Sox – gave up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks
1992  Tim Raines gets his 700th stolen base – ends with 808 for #5 all time
1990  Rickey Henderson steals his 893rd base to pass Ty Cobb – only Lou Brock with 938 is ahead of him – will end career with 1,406
1989  Mike Schmidt retires - .267/548/1,595, 3 time MVP
1984  Carmelo Anthony born
1980  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wins his 6th NBA MVP
1977  AJ Foyt wins the Indy 500 for 4th time
1976  Phil Niekro hits the 6th HR of his 22 season career – hit it off his brother Phil – had 7 HR, 1 triple, and 1 steal in his career
1975  Darryl Dawkins is drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers – High School player selected at #5
1971  Mets beat Padres in both games of a double header – Seaver struck out 10 in the 1st game and Ryan 15 in the 2nd – 9,354 strikeouts combined in their careers
1969  Hank Aaron is pinch hit for only 3rd time in his career
1952  Willie Mays enters the Army

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