Friday, May 10, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 8

2004  Texas beats Detroit 16-15 in 10 innings – teams combine for 18 runs in the 5th inning – Alfonso Soriano had 6 hits to tie AL record
2001  Randy Johnson strikes out 20 Reds in 11 innings – actually got all 20 in 9
2001  San Diego steals 8 bases in win over Atlanta
1998  Mark McGwire gets his 400th HR in 4,726 at bats – fewest in MLB history (Ruth did it in 4,853)
1988  Utah Jazz score only 8 points in 1st quarter of playoff game vs. Lakers – NBA record lowest for playoffs
1984  White Sox beat Brewers 7-6 in 25 innings – game started yesterday – first and only 8 hour MLB game
1984  Kirby Puckett makes MLB debut – gets 4 singles
1984  USSR announces it will not take part in the Summer Olympics in LA
1983  Darryl Strawberry gets his 1st MLB hit
1973  Ernie Banks fills in for ejected manager Whitey Lockman – so technically he is 1st black man to manage a MLB game
1973  Bob Gibson makes his 242nd consecutive start
1970  NY Knicks win 1st NBA title – beat LA Lakers in 7 games
1968  Catfish Hunter pitches a perfect game against the Twins – 1st one in AL in 46 years
1963  Willie Stargell hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 475
1937  War Admiral wins Kentucky Derby on way to Triple Crown
1932  Sonny Liston born – heavyweight boxing champion

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