Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 16

2005  46 year old Julio Franco gets 2 steals in a game vs. Reds
2001  John Olerud of Seattle hits for the cycle for the 2nd time of his career
1999  LA Lakers name Phil Jackson as head coach
1997  Chicago Cubs beat White Sox 8-3 – 1st meeting between them since 1906
1996  Bulls beat Seattle to win NBA title for the 4th time in 6 years – Michael Jordan is the first player ever to win 4 NBA Finals MVP awards
1995  St. Louis Cardinals fire manager Joe Torre
1995  Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL HR – hit #400 to 428 with Red Sox
1993  Michael Jordan scores 55 points in a Bulls win over Phoenix in game 4 of NBA finals – 2nd most ever (61 by Elgin Baylor in 1962)
1991  Otis Nixon ties MLB record with 6 steals in the game (set in 1902)
1979  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 1,000th extra base hit – 15th to do so  
1978  Tom Seaver of Reds gets his 1st and only no hitter of his 311 wins
1975  Milwaukee trades Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to LA Lakers for 4 players
1969  Rod Carew steals home for the 6th time this season
1968  Lee Trevino (275) wins the 68th US Open
1951  Ben Hogan (287) wins his 3rd US open
1938  Boston’s Jimmie Foxx is walked MLB record 6 times in the game

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