Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 17

2009  Ivan Rodriguez catches his 2,227th game passing Carlton Fisk
2008  Celtics beat LA Lakers to win 17th NBA title – Paul Pierce MVP
2001  Blake Stein of KC strikes out 8 straight Milwaukee hitters to tie AL record – MLB record is 10 by Tom Seaver
1994  Patrick Ewing tied NBA finals record with 8 blocks in game 5 of NBA finals – Walton, Olajuwon, and O’Neal
1994  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 30th HR of the season – only 2nd player to hit 30 before the end of June (Babe Ruth in 1928 and 1930)
1992  Philadelphia trades Charles Barkley to Phoenix – he will win MVP in 1993
1983  Bob Welch of Dodgers blanks Reds 1-0 – the one run was his 1st MLB HR – had 2 HRs in his 17 seasons
1980  Venus Williams was born
1978  NYY Ron Guidry strikes out 18 Angels in a 4-0 win – record now is 11-0 with 1.45 ERA – ends season 25-3, 1.73 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1976  ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets, and Spurs) merge with NBA
1973  Johnny Miller (279) wins 73rd US Open
1970  Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco as Willie Mays hit his 615th HR and Ernie Banks his 504th
1962  Jack Nicklaus (283) wins 62nd US Open
1960  Ted Williams hits his 500th HR – joins Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Mel Ott as the only ones to do so – ends career with 521
1954  Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight championship – it is his 47th straight win

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