Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 3

2008  Randy Johnson passes Roger Clemens as #2 all time with 4,673 strikeouts – ends with 4,875
2004  Julio Franco hits a grand slam for Atlanta – oldest to do so – born August 23, 1958
2003  Sammy Sosa shatters his bat revealing cork in it
1999  Karl Malone named NBA MVP – 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists
1998  Roger Clemens beats Detroit 5-1 – record now 6-6 – will end season 20-6 with next loss June 6, 1999 – 19 straight
1995  Expos Pedro Martinez has his perfect game broken up in the 10th by a double – wins 1-0
1993  Seattle chooses Alex Rodriguez #1 in MLB draft
1992  In game 1 of NBA finals, Michael Jordan scores 39 including 35 in a half and six 3 point field goals – both finals records
1989  Nolan Ryan pitches a one hitter – 11th of his career
1989  Astros beat Dodgers in 22 innings – 7 hours 14 minutes
1987  Cubs beat Astros 22-7 – teams tie MLB record by combining for 3 grand slams
1985  Detroit Tigers take John Smoltz in the 22nd round of MLB draft – 213 wins, 154 saves, 3.33 ERA in 21 seasons
1984  Magic Johnson has NBA finals record 21 assists in win over Boston
1980  NY Mets choose Darryl Strawberry #1 in MLB draft
1978  Davey Johnson of Philadelphia hits his 2nd pinch hit grand slam of the season – only one ever to do so
1977  Baltimore Orioles complete a triple play to end the game
1971  Ken Holtzman of Chicago throws a no hitter vs. Red – 2nd of his career
1969  Montreal Expos lose their 17th straight game
1955  Stan Musial hits his 300th HR – ends with 475
1932  Lou Gehrig hits 4 straight HRs in a 20-13 win
1930  Grover Cleveland Alexander released by Philadelphia – 373 wins, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games in 20 seasons

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