Thursday, June 6, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 8

2005  Alex Rodriguez hits his 400th HR – youngest to do so
2004  Milwaukee beats Angels 1-0 in 17 innings – Brewers tie MLB record with 26 strikeouts including Geoff Jenkins who tied record with 6
2001  Shaquille O’Neal ties NBA finals record with 8 blocks in the game (Walton, Olajuwon, and Ewing)
1999  Karl Malone named to All NBA First Team for 11th time – NBA record
1986  Boston wins 16th NBA title – Larry Bird MVP
1982  LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 114-104 to win NBA title
1981  San Diego chooses Tony Gwynn in 3rd round of MLB draft - .338 average, led league 8 times, hit below .300 once in 20 seasons, 15 time All-Star
1978  Philadelphia chooses Ryne Sandberg in 20th round of MLB draft – MVP 1984, 10 time All-Star, 8 Gold Gloves
1977  Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Toronto batters in 10 innings – 4th time he struck out 19 – gets no decision in 13 inning win
1976  Rickey Henderson is drafted in the 4th round - #1 in MLB history with 2,295 runs scored and 1,406 steals
1971  Red Sox choose Jim Rice #15 in 1st round of MLB draft – MVP in 1978 with .315/46/139, 213 hits and 15 triples – St. Louis takes Keith Hernandez in 42nd round (MVP 1979)
1969  NYY retire Mickey Mantles #7 - .298 average, 536 HRs, 1,509 RBI, 3 time MVP, 16 time All-Star
1968  Don Drysdale gives up his 1st run in 58 2/3rd innings
1965  Nolan Ryan is taken in the 10th round of MLB draft – 324 wins, 3.19 ERA, 5,714 strikeouts, 7 no hitters
1961  Milwaukee hits 4 consecutive HRs in 7th inning – MLB record
1955  Dodgers send Tommy Lasorda to Montreal to make room for Sandy Koufax – Lasorda career: 0-4, 6.48 ERA, Koufax 165 wins, 2.76 ERA, 3 Cy Youngs, 1 MVP

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