Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On this Day.....

Today in
Sports History

1914 - Honus Wagner became the second player in major league history to record 3,000 hits.

1965 - Michel Jazy ran the mile in 3 minutes, 53.6 seconds. He broke the record set by Peter Snell in 1964.

1966 - Minnesota set a major league record when they hit six home runs in one inning.

1978 - Larry Holmes won a 15-round split decision over Ken Norton.

1984 - The Pittsburgh Penguins used their fist pick overall to select Mario Lemieux in the NHL Entry Draft.

1985 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the Boston Celtics. Kareem Abdul Jabbar scored 29 points.

1990 - Monica Seles became the youngest winner in French Open history when she beat Steffi Graf.

1993 - The Montreal Canadiens won their 24th Stanley Cup.

1994 - Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes (TLC) set fire to her boyfriend's house. Her boyfriend was Andre Rison of the Atlanta Falcons.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) hit his 200th career home run.

1996 - Ryan Hancock became the first California Angel pitcher to get a hit in 24 years. Nolan Ryan was the previous pitcher to get a hit for the Angels in 1972.

2001 - Ray Bourque (Colorado Avalanche) won his first Stanley Cup. He retired from the NHL just 17 days later after a 22 year career.

2001 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to win three Conn Smythe Trophies. The award is given to the playoff's Most Valuable Player.

2001 - John Vanbiesbrouck (New Jersey Devils) announced his retirement from the NHL after 19 seasons.

2003 - The New Jersey Devils won the Stanly Cup after defeating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4 games to 3. Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils) became the first goaltender to produce 7 playoff shutouts in a single-season.

2008 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Cincinnati Reds) hit his 600th career home run. Only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa had more runs at the time.

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