Saturday, June 1, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MAY 31

2008  Manny Ramirez hits his 500th HR
2002  NJ Nets beat Celtics to advance to NBA finals
1999  Seattle ties MLB record with 58 HRs in May
1996  Atlanta beats Reds 9-1 – tie MLB record with 6 solo HRs
1991  NY Knicks name Pat Riley head coach
1989  Rookie Deion Sanders makes his MLB debut with NYY – will play in 641 games in 9 seasons - .262 average, 39 HRs, 168 RBI, 186 stolen bases
1987  Edmonton beats Flyers 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
1986  Wade Boggs of Red Sox goes 5 for 5 – average is .402 – ends season .357
1983  37th NBA championship – Philadelphia sweeps LA Lakers – only lost 1 playoff game in 3 rounds
1983  George Steinbrenner is suspended 1 week for criticizing the umpires
1981  Dodgers go over 1 million in attendance in 22 games    
1979  Pat Underwood makes MLB debut for Tigers and gets 1-0 win beating his brother Tom of Toronto – Pat will appear in 113 games and be 13-18 with 4.43 ERA in 4 seasons, Tom 379 games 86-87, 3.89 ERA in 11 seasons
1970  White Sox beat Boston 22-13 – total 40 hits in the game
1969  Montreal loses its 15th straight game – record 11-32
1968  Don Drysdale beats Giants 3-0 – 5th straight shutout to tie MLB record set in 1904
1964  Mets play Giants in a double header – 2nd game is 23 innings, 1st is 9 – 32 innings and 47 total strikeouts is double header record – Mets struck out 22 times in 2nd game (record)
1943  Joe Namath born – 27,663 passing yards, 173 TDs, 1st 4,000 yard passer in 1967, Super Bowl MVP
1938  Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,000th consecutive game
1937  Carl Hubbell loses – had won 24 straight over 2 seasons
1927  Rookie Jimmie Foxx hits his 1st MLB HR – ends with 534

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