Tuesday, June 4, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 5

2003  John Franco pitches in his 1,000th game (8th to do so) – ends with 1,119 in 21 seasons (424 saves 2.89 ERA)
2002  Barry Bonds hits his 587th HR to pass Frank Robinson for 4th place
2001  Boston beats Detroit 4-3 in 18 innings – Manny Ramirez is walked intentionally 4 times to tie AL record – teams combine for 35 strikeouts
2001  Minnesota selects Joe Mauer #1 in MLB draft
2000  Marlins choose Adrian Gonzalez #1 in MLB draft
1994  NY Knicks advance to NBA finals for first time since 1973 – Patrick Ewing had 24 points and 22 rebounds
1981  Nolan Ryan walks his 1,777th batter becoming #1 all time passing Early Wynn – will end with 2,795
1977  LA Dodgers retire manager Walter Alston’s #24 – managed 3,658 games and won 2,040
1977  Portland Trailblazers beat Philadelphia to win NBA title 109-107
1970  Bert Blyleven of Twins makes his MLB debut and gives up a HR to the 1st batter he faced – career 287 wins 3.31 ERA
1957  Don Drysdale pitches the 1st shutout of his career – will end with 49
1952  Jersey Joe Walcott beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight title
1937  War Admiral wins the Belmont and becomes the 4th Triple Crown winner
1936  Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,700th game

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