Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 12

2007  Justin Verlander of Detroit no hits Milwaukee – gave up 4 walks
2004  San Francisco beats Baltimore 9-6 – in the game Barry Bonds hit his 675th HR and Rafael Palmeiro hit his 537th to pass Mickey Mantle
2002  LA Lakers sweep New Jersey to win 3rd straight NBA title
1997  1st inter league game played – San Francisco beats Rangers 4-3
1991  Chicago Bulls win NBA championship for 1st time
1991  Steve Avery of Braves beats NY Mets 6-1 – he also had 4 hits
1984  Boston beats LA Lakers 111-102 to win 15th NBA title – Cedric Maxwell scored 24
1981  Larry Holmes TKOs Leon Spinks in 3 rounds for heavyweight title
1975  Billy Williams hits his 400th HR – ends career .290 average, 426 HRs, 1,475 RBI
1967  Longest night game in MLB history (22 innings, 6 hours 38 minutes) – Washington beats White Sox 6-5
1959  Casey Stengel gets his 1,000th win as NYY manager – career 3,766 games, 1,905 wins
1954  Bob Feller gets his 2,500th strikeout – ends with 2,581
1948  Citation wins the Belmont and is the 8th Triple Crown winner
1939  Hall of Fame dedicated in Cooperstown – among those present were Ty Cobb, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Cy Young
1928  Lou Gehrig hits 2 HRs and 2 triples for 5 RBI in 15-7 win over White Sox
1920  Man O’ War wins the Belmont

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