Saturday, June 1, 2013


2005  George Mikan died – NBA pioneer who played from 1948 to 1956
1997  Rookie pitcher John Thomson gets his 1st MLB win also had 4 hits and 3 RBI
1997  Michael Jordan wins game 1 of NBA finals with his last second jump shot 84-82 – scored 32 points in the game
1995  Darin Erstad selected #1 in MLB draft - .282 average, 699 RBI, 1,697 hits in 1,654 games in 14 seasons
1994  Reggie Miller scored 5 three point field goals in the 4th quarter in win over NY Knicks – total 39 points
1993  Dan Majerle of Suns gets NBA record 8 three point field goals in win over Seattle
1992  Penguins sweep Chicago for Stanley Cup
1987  Phil Niekro gets his 314th win – with brother Joe they have 530 to pass Gaylord and Jim Perry as #1 brother combination
1979  Seattle beats Washington 97-93 to win their only NBA championship
1977  Dennis Eckersley gives up a run in the 5th to Seattle – had gone 22 1/3rd without doing so
1975  Angels’ Nolan Ryan gets his 100th win – it is his 4th no hitter to tie Sandy Koufax
1941  Mel Ott gets his 400th HR and 1,500th RBI – ends 511 and 1,860
1939  1st boxing match on TV – Lon Nova beats Max Baer
1925  Lou Gehrig pinch hits for NYY – begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak played

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