Saturday, May 4, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 6

2005  Trevor Hoffman gets his 400th save – 3rd to do so – Lee Smith and John Franco
2000  Jalen Rose and Reggie Miller of Indiana each score 40 points – 4th teammates to score 40 or more in NBA playoff history
2000  Roger Clemens gets his 250th win – ends with 354 and 3.12 ERA
2000  Red Sox lose to Tampa Bay 1-0 – end Pedro Martinez’ 13 game win streak – he struck out 17
1998  Michael Jordan selected 1st team NBA defensive team for the 9th time
1998  Rookie Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston batters to tie MLB 9 inning record – Roger Clemens did it twice – Wood gave up one hit
1996  George Gervin, David Thompson, and Gail Goodrich inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
1996  Seattle and Houston Rockets combine for NBA playoff record 33 three point field goals
1994  Anthony Young wins 1st start in 2 years – same pitcher who lost 27 straight games
1993  Shaquille O’Neal named Rookie of the Year – 23.4 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.53 blocks
1990  Rickey Henderson hits his 43rd leadoff HR – ends with 81
1985  Billy Cunningham, Tom Heinsohn, and Red Holtzman inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame
1982  Gaylord Perry wins his 300th game – ends with 311 and 3.11 ERA
1978  Affirmed wins Kentucky Derby on way to Triple Crown
1974  Oakland A’s pitcher Paul Lindblad makes an error – ends MLB record 385 straight games without an error – had 6 errors in his 655 games played in his 14 year career – last error before today was 8/27/1966
1962  Mickey Mantle hits a HR from both sides of the plate for the 9th time
1956  Willie Mays steals 4 bases in the game – career 338 steals
1931  Willie Mays born - .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI, 2 time MVP
1915  Babe Ruth hits first HR of his 714 – lost game as the pitcher

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