Thursday, June 6, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 7

2003  Todd Jones of Colorado makes his 1st start after 632 relief appearances – he lost and will end with one start and 319 saves
2000  Game 1 of NBA finals – Shaquille O’Neal scores 43 on 21 FGs made
1999  John Smoltz gets his 2,000th strikeout – ends with 3,084
1998  Bulls beat Utah 96-54 in NBA finals game – most lopsided win in finals history and the 54 is the fewest since advent of 24 second clock in 1954
1998  Eddie Murray has his uniform number retired in Baltimore – career .287 average, 504 HRs, 1,917 RBI
1997  Red Wings sweep Philadelphia Flyers for Stanley Cup
1995  Houston beats Orlando 120-118 in game 1 of finals – Kenny Smith set NBA record with 7 three point FGs and 5 in one quarter
1990  Terry Porter of Portland makes all 15 of his free throws in finals – final record for most without a miss
1986  Heisman winner Bo Jackson selected by KC in 4th round of MLB draft – 8 seasons, .250 average, 141 HRs, 415 RBI, 841 strikeouts
1982  Oakland A’s select Jose Canseco in 15th round of MLB draft - .266 average, 462 HRs, 1,407 RBI, MVP 1988 – KC takes Bret Saberhagen in 19th – 2 time Cy Young winner
1982  Steve Garvey played in his 1,000th straight game – 5th longest in MLB history
1980  Tommy John gets his 200th win – ends with 288
1978  Washington beats Seattle 4 games to 3 to win NBA title
1977  White Sox select Harold Baines #1 overall - .289 average, 384 HRs, 1,628 RBI in 22 seasons
1975  Allen Iverson was born
1966  NY Mets choose Steve Chilcott #1 in draft – pass on Reggie Jackson – Chilcott will play 6 years in the minor leagues and retire and Reggie will bat .262, 563 HRs, 1,702 RBI
1941  Whirlaway wins Belmont – 5th Triple Crown winner

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