Thursday, June 13, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 14

2007 San Antonio beats Cleveland for NBA title
2006 Steve Finley of Giants hits his 300th HR – 6th ever to have 300 HRs and 300 steals
2005 Ichiro Suzuki gets his 1,000th hit in 696 games
2004 Jim Thome hits his 400th HR
2002 Shawn Green hits 2 consecutive HRs – hit 2 consecutive in prior game and ties MLB record with 4 straight
2001 Mark McGwire hits his 563rd HR to pass Reggie Jackson
1998 Chicago Bulls get their 6th NBA title in 8 years – Michael Jordan wins record 6th Finals MVP with 33.5 average
1996 Jeff Bagwell of Houston ties MLB record with 4 doubles vs. Giants
1995 Houston wins NBA title sweeping Orlando – 1st six seed to win it
1994 NY Rangers beat Vancouver 4 games to 3 to win Stanley Cup
1992 Chicago beats Portland 97-93 to win NBA championship – Michael Jordan is MVP with 35.8 average – 1ST player to win it in consecutive years – Portland set NBA record by making 21 of 21 free throw attempts
1990 Detroit beats Portland to win back to back NBA titles – only 3rd team to do so (Boston and Lakers)
1987 Mike Schmidt gets his 2,000th hit – ended with 2,234
1987 LA Lakers beat Boston in 6 games to win NBA title – Magic Johnson MVP
1979 Willie Aikens of KC hits a grand slam for the 2nd straight day – 8th to do so
1979 Willie McCovey hits his 513th HR – passes Eddie Mathews and Ernie Banks amd becomes the all-time NL leader left handed batter
1978 Pete Rose gets 2 hits – the start of his 44 game hitting streak
1974 Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Boston hitters in 13 innings – Cecil Cooper struck out 6 straight times – Angels win in 15 with a no decision for Ryan
1876 George Hall of the Philadelphia Athletics becomes the 1st major leaguer to hit for the cycle

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