Tuesday, June 18, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 19

2000  NYY beat Boston 22-1 – scored 9 runs in the 8th and 7 in the 9th
2000  Shaquille O’Neal NBA Finals MVP – averaged 38 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in 6 games as Lakers win their 1st title in 12 years’
1999  Women’s World Cup soccer opens at Giants Stadium – 78,992 fans see the US win
1999  Trevor Hoffman gets his 200th MLB save
1996  John Smoltz of Braves beats Padres 5-1 – his 14th straight win – record is 14-1, 2.26 ERA – ends the season 24-8, 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1992  Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight title
1989  NY Mets Dwight Gooden gets his 100th win – record now is 100-37 – ends career 194-112, 3.51 ERA
1988  Detroit loses to LA Lakers despite 43 points by Isiah Thomas (25 in 3rd quarter) as series is tied 3-3
1988  Jeff Reardon of Minnesota gets his 20th save for the 7th straight season – will do it 12 times in his 16 year career for a total of 367
1986  Len Bias, 1st round selection of the Boston Celtics, dies of a cocaine induced seizure
1984  Chicago Bulls select Michael Jordan with the 3rd pick in NBA draft – Hakeem Olajuwon #1 and Sam Bowie #2
1977  Red Sox hit 5 HRs in a 11-1 win over NYY – 16 in 3 days MLB record
1973  Pete Rose gets his 2,000th hit and Willie Davis of Dodgers does the same – Rose ends with 4,256 and Davis 2,561
1969  Dave McNally of Baltimore improves his record to 10-0 – he will end the season 20-7
1961  Roger Maris hits his 25th HR – 7 ahead of the pace Babe Ruth set in 1927
1936  Max Schmeling KOs Joe Louis
1903  Lou Gehrig born - .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2,164 games played in his career
1867  1st running of the Belmont – was won by Ruthless and purse was $1,800

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