Thursday, May 30, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 30

MAY 30
2001  Barry Bonds hits his 522nd HR to pass both Willie McCovey and Ted Williams on all time list – has 17 this month
1992  Minnesota Twins Bert Blyleven beats Angels – had wins as both a teenager and 40 year old in MLB
1991  Rickey Henderson hits a leadoff HR for the 46th time – ends with 81
1987  Eric Davis of Cincinnati hits his 3rd grand slam of the month to tie MLB record
1985  Edmonton wins the Stanley Cup beating Philadelphia 4 games to 1
1982  Cal Ripken Jr. begins his consecutive games played streak
1977  Dennis Eckersley no hits Angels as Cleveland wins 1-0, gave up one walk
1976  Rookie Alvan Adams scores 33 points and has 14 rebounds to beat Boston in game 3 of NBA final
1975  Willie McCovey hits his 16th grand slam and ties Hank Aaron for most in NL all time
1972  Manny Ramirez born
1971  Willie Mays passes Stan Musial’s NL record when he scored his 1,950th run – happened on his 638th HR – ends with 2,062 runs and 660 HRs
1967  Whitey Ford announces his retirement – 263 wins, 2.75 ERA – Cy Young in 1961 with 25-4 record
1962  Maury Wills hits a HR from both sides of the plate – only 7th at the time
1943  Gale Sayers born
1935  Babe Ruth plays in his final game – .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI, 2,062 walks in 22 seasons – pitching record 94-46, 2.28 ERA, 107 complete games in 10 seasons

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