Friday, May 3, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 3

2009  Carl Crawford of Tampa Bay ties MLB record with 6 steals vs. Boston
1994  Chris Webber of Golden State named NBA Rookie of the Year
1994  Pitcher Andy Carter of Philadelphia makes his MLB debut – faces 3 batters and hits 2 of them and is ejected by the umpire
1992  Eddie Murray hits his 400th HR – ends with  504
1987  Julius Erving plays in his last game – ABA/NBA career – 30,026 points, 10,525 rebounds, 5,176 assists, MVP in both leagues
1986  Ron Cey of Cubs hits his 300th HR
1981  Celtics beat Philadelphia 91-90 in game 7 of Eastern Conference finals
1980  Ferguson Jenkins of Texas beats Baltimore 3-2 – 4th pitcher in MLB history to have 100 wins in each league – Jim Bunning, Gaylord Perry and Cy Young
1980  Willie McCovey hits his 521st and final HR
1980  Two Oakland A’s runners steal home in a game vs. Detroit
1979  Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR – only other player at the time with 300 HRs and 300 stolen bases was Willie Mays
1963  Pete Rose hits his 1st HR – of his 4,256 hits he will have 160 HRs
1941  Whirlaway wins Kentucky Derby on way to the Triple Crown
1938  Boston’s Lefty Grove beats Tigers at Fenway – will win 20 consecutive games at home
1936  Joe DiMaggio makes MLB debut – gets 3 hits
1928  Ty Cobb hits his 700th double                                              
1921  Sugar Ray Robinson born – record 175 wins, 19 losses, 6 draws, 2 no contests

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