Saturday, June 1, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 2

2005  NYY lose 5th straight game – 1st time in over 2 years
2001  Cubs win 12th straight – their longest streak in 65 years
2000  Fred McGriff of Tampa Bay hits his 400th HR – ends with 493
2000  Rick Aguilera of Cubs gets his 300th save – will end with 318
1999  Josh Hamilton selected #1 in MLB draft
1996  Darryl Kile of Astros ties MLB record by hitting 4 batters in the game
1996  Seattle beats Utah 90-86 in game 7 of Western Conference finals to advance to championship round
1990  Randy Johnson no hits Tigers 2-0 – had 6 walks
1986  Rod Carew announces his retirement – final game was October 5, 1985 - .328 average in 19 seasons, 7 batting titles, hit .300 or more in 15 of the seasons
1985  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 4,458th playoff point to move pass Jerry West as #1 all time – will end with 5,762 – Michael Jordan will ultimately pass him
1958  Brooks Robinson hits into triple play – will set MLB record by doing it 4 times in his career
1958  Whitey Ford ties AL record by striking out 6 straight batters
1941  Lou Gehrig died - .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2 time MVP, played in 2,164 games
1935  Babe Ruth announces his retirement – final game was May 30 - .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI in 2,503 games
1925  Lou Gehrig pinch hit yesterday, he starts today at 1st base – goes 3 for 5 and will play in 2,130 consecutive games

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