Friday, May 3, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 4

2009  Zack Greinke of Royals gets his 6th win of the season – ERA is 0.40
1999  Mark McGwire gets his 12th career grand slam – Greg Maddux was the pitcher and it is just the second grand slam he had given up in his career
1996  Texas Rangers one hit the Tigers – did the same yesterday
1994  Charles Barkley scores 56 as Phoenix sweeps Golden State in the playoffs
1983  Johnny Bench gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,048
1980  Duke hires Mike Krzyzewski as basketball coach
1980  White Sox first baseman Mark Squires catches one inning in a 11-1 loss – 1st left handed catcher since 1958
1975  Bob Watson of Houston scores baseball’s 1,000,000th run
1969  Houston ties MLB record with 7 double plays vs. Giants
1969  Montreal sweeps St. Louis to win the Stanley Cup – their 15th
1966  Willie Mays hits his 512th HR – NL record passing Mel Ott
1963  Milwaukee pitcher Bob Shaw sets MLB record with 5 balks in the game – had 3 in one inning to tie MLB record – had 8 total in 1963 and 12 in 11 seasons
1939  Ted Williams hits 2 HRs in a game for the 1st time

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