Wednesday, June 12, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 9

2000  Shaquille O’Neal sets NBA playoff record with 39 free throw attempts – made 18 – one short of record
1988  Angels beat Arizona 10-8 – Cecil Fielder of Angels and Yamil Benitez of Arizona hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning
1996  Atlanta’s John Smoltz beats Colorado 8-3 – record now is 12-1 2.54 ERA – ends season 24-8 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1995  Houston Rockets win their 7th straight road playoff win – NBA record – Robert Horry gets 7 steals in the game
1993  Montreal beats LA Kings 4 games to 1 to win Stanley Cup
1990  Dodgers Eddie Murray hits a HR from both sides of the plate for the 10th time – ties Mickey Mantle’s MLB record                                               
1989  Darryl Strawberry hits his 200th HR – ends with 335
1985  LA Lakers beat Boston to win NBA title – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar MVP
1980  Red Auerbach works a trade that gets the Celtics Robert Parrish and a pick that will turn out to be Kevin McHale
1978  Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight title
1975  Carl Yastrzemski hits his 500th double – ends with 646
1973  Secretariat wins the Belmont by 31 lengths and the Triple Crown – 1st winner in 25 years
1966  Minnesota beats KC 9-4 – Twins hit 5 HRs in the 7th inning
1963  Catcher Tim McCarver of St. Louis hits an inside the park HR
1914  Honus Wagner gets his 3,000th hit – ends with 3,420 at time only 2nd in MLB history with 3,000

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