Friday, May 3, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 5

2004  Mike Piazza hits his 352nd HR as a catcher - #1 all time
1996  Eric Davis of Reds hits a grand slam – hit one yesterday and is the 15th to do so in consecutive games
1995  Clyde Drexler (41) and Hakeem Olajuwon (40) are 3rd teammates in NBA playoff history to score 40 in a game – Houston won 123-106
1986  Rick Barry, Walt Frazier, and Pete Maravich inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
1978  Pete Rose gets his 3,000th  hit
1979  Spectacular Bid wins Kentucky Derby on way to Triple Crown
1973  Secretariat wins Kentucky Derby on way to Triple Crown
1969  Celtics win game 7 of NBA finals over Lakers – last game for Bill Russell and Sam Jones
1966  Frank Carpin of Astros get his 1st and only win of the year – did it without throwing a pitch – came in relief and threw out a runner stealing home – never threw a pitch
1955  Rookie Tommy Lasorda makes his pitching debut as a starter – threw 3 wild pitches in an inning – ends career 0-4, 6.48 ERA, batted .071 with one hit in 14 at bats with 4 strikeouts – will be a better manager

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