Thursday, June 13, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 15

2003 San Antonio beats NJ Nets to win NBA finals in 6 games
2002 Rafael Palmeiro of Texas gets his 1,000th extra base hit
2001 LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 108-96 to win NBA title – Lakers were 15-1 in playoff games this year – Shaquille O’Neal MVP
1999 Jim Abbot of Brewers records his 1st MLB hit – he was born without a right hand – 10 seasons 87-108, 4.25 ERA, 31 complete games
1998 Sammy Sosa hits his 15th HR in the last 16 games – ends season with 66
1997 Ernie Els (276) wins 97th US Open
1996 LA Dodgers record their 1st triple play in 47 years
1995 Mike Benjamin of Giants gets his 15th hit in last 4 games – career .229 hitter in 13 seasons
1994 NY Giants cut Phil Simms – 15 years, 2 Super Bowls
1980 Jack Nicklaus (272) wins US Open
1977 NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Cincinnati – won 3 Cy Young awards while with Mets
1976 A game at a domed stadium is rained out? Pittsburgh at Astros game is rained out when severe weather prevented umpires and stadium personnel from arriving – only both teams were present
1968 Tommy John hits 4 batters in the game
1963 Juan Marichal no hits Houston for a 1-0 win – gave up 2 walks
1962 Pirates beat Atlanta 9-8 – both Hank Aaron and Roberto Clemente hit a grand slam in the game
1960 Jockey Angel Cordero wins his 1st race – ends with 7,054
1958 Wade Boggs born - .328 average in 18 seasons, led league 5 times, 15 seasons with .300 or better
1928 Ty Cobb steals home for the last time in his career – did it 54 times

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