Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 19

2000  NYY beat Boston 22-1 – scored 9 runs in the 8th and 7 in the 9th
2000  Shaquille O’Neal NBA Finals MVP – averaged 38 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in 6 games as Lakers win their 1st title in 12 years’
1999  Women’s World Cup soccer opens at Giants Stadium – 78,992 fans see the US win
1999  Trevor Hoffman gets his 200th MLB save
1996  John Smoltz of Braves beats Padres 5-1 – his 14th straight win – record is 14-1, 2.26 ERA – ends the season 24-8, 2.94 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1992  Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight title
1989  NY Mets Dwight Gooden gets his 100th win – record now is 100-37 – ends career 194-112, 3.51 ERA
1988  Detroit loses to LA Lakers despite 43 points by Isiah Thomas (25 in 3rd quarter) as series is tied 3-3
1988  Jeff Reardon of Minnesota gets his 20th save for the 7th straight season – will do it 12 times in his 16 year career for a total of 367
1986  Len Bias, 1st round selection of the Boston Celtics, dies of a cocaine induced seizure
1984  Chicago Bulls select Michael Jordan with the 3rd pick in NBA draft – Hakeem Olajuwon #1 and Sam Bowie #2
1977  Red Sox hit 5 HRs in a 11-1 win over NYY – 16 in 3 days MLB record
1973  Pete Rose gets his 2,000th hit and Willie Davis of Dodgers does the same – Rose ends with 4,256 and Davis 2,561
1969  Dave McNally of Baltimore improves his record to 10-0 – he will end the season 20-7
1961  Roger Maris hits his 25th HR – 7 ahead of the pace Babe Ruth set in 1927
1936  Max Schmeling KOs Joe Louis
1903  Lou Gehrig born - .340 average, 493 HRs, 1,995 RBI, 2,164 games played in his career
1867  1st running of the Belmont – was won by Ruthless and purse was $1,800

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 18

2005  Derek Jeter gets his 1st grand slam – 5,770 at bats
2000  Colorado beats Arizona 19-2 – Mike Lansing hits for the cycle by the 4th inning
2000  Oakland beats KC 21-3 – every starter had at least 1 hit and 1 RBI – totaled 21 hits and 10 walks
1993  Expos Dennis Martinez gets his 200th win – ends with 245
1991  NYY pick off 3 Toronto Blue Jays runners in a 4-2 win
1990  Hale Irwin wins the US Open
1986  Don Sutton wins his 300th game – ends with 324, 3.26 ERA in 23 seasons
1982  Reggie Jackson gets his 2,000th hit – ends with 2,584
1975  Fred Lynn of Red Sox gets 10 RBI in a 15-1 win
1961  Boston Red Sox are down 12-5 to Washington with one out in the 9th inning – win the game 13-12
1960  Arnold Palmer (280) wins the 60th US Open – shot a 65
1953  Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3 – they score 17 runs in the 7th inning – Gene Stephens ties AL record with 3 hits in an inning
1950  Cleveland Indians score 14 runs in the 1st inning – beat A’s 21-2
1924  George Mikan was born – NBA pioneer

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 17

2009  Ivan Rodriguez catches his 2,227th game passing Carlton Fisk
2008  Celtics beat LA Lakers to win 17th NBA title – Paul Pierce MVP
2001  Blake Stein of KC strikes out 8 straight Milwaukee hitters to tie AL record – MLB record is 10 by Tom Seaver
1994  Patrick Ewing tied NBA finals record with 8 blocks in game 5 of NBA finals – Walton, Olajuwon, and O’Neal
1994  Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 30th HR of the season – only 2nd player to hit 30 before the end of June (Babe Ruth in 1928 and 1930)
1992  Philadelphia trades Charles Barkley to Phoenix – he will win MVP in 1993
1983  Bob Welch of Dodgers blanks Reds 1-0 – the one run was his 1st MLB HR – had 2 HRs in his 17 seasons
1980  Venus Williams was born
1978  NYY Ron Guidry strikes out 18 Angels in a 4-0 win – record now is 11-0 with 1.45 ERA – ends season 25-3, 1.73 ERA and wins Cy Young award
1976  ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets, and Spurs) merge with NBA
1973  Johnny Miller (279) wins 73rd US Open
1970  Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco as Willie Mays hit his 615th HR and Ernie Banks his 504th
1962  Jack Nicklaus (283) wins 62nd US Open
1960  Ted Williams hits his 500th HR – joins Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Mel Ott as the only ones to do so – ends career with 521
1954  Rocky Marciano beats Ezzard Charles in 15 for heavyweight championship – it is his 47th straight win

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 16

2005  46 year old Julio Franco gets 2 steals in a game vs. Reds
2001  John Olerud of Seattle hits for the cycle for the 2nd time of his career
1999  LA Lakers name Phil Jackson as head coach
1997  Chicago Cubs beat White Sox 8-3 – 1st meeting between them since 1906
1996  Bulls beat Seattle to win NBA title for the 4th time in 6 years – Michael Jordan is the first player ever to win 4 NBA Finals MVP awards
1995  St. Louis Cardinals fire manager Joe Torre
1995  Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL HR – hit #400 to 428 with Red Sox
1993  Michael Jordan scores 55 points in a Bulls win over Phoenix in game 4 of NBA finals – 2nd most ever (61 by Elgin Baylor in 1962)
1991  Otis Nixon ties MLB record with 6 steals in the game (set in 1902)
1979  Carl Yastrzemski gets his 1,000th extra base hit – 15th to do so  
1978  Tom Seaver of Reds gets his 1st and only no hitter of his 311 wins
1975  Milwaukee trades Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to LA Lakers for 4 players
1969  Rod Carew steals home for the 6th time this season
1968  Lee Trevino (275) wins the 68th US Open
1951  Ben Hogan (287) wins his 3rd US open
1938  Boston’s Jimmie Foxx is walked MLB record 6 times in the game