Saturday, June 16, 2012

On This Day.....

Today in
Sports History

1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.

1938 - Jimmy Foxx (Boston Red Sox) set a major league record when he was walked six times in one game.

1951 - Ben Hogan won the U.S. Open for the second straight year.

1969 - U.S. President Nixon sent a telegram to Reggie Jackson thanking him for hitting two home runs while he was in the park on June 11.

1970 - Brian Piccolo (Chicago Bears) died of cancer.

1975 - The Milwaukee Bucks traded Kareem-Abdul Jabbar to the Los Angeles Lakers.

1981 - The "Chicago Tribune" purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million.

1985 - Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN.

1991 - Otis Nixon (Montreal Expos) broke a major league record with six stolen bases in one game.

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 55 points in an NBA Finals game against the Phoenix Suns. Jordan became the first player to score 50 points in a Finals games since Jerry West in 1969.

1996 - In Lusaka, Sambia, fans stampeded the field at the World Cup match between Zambia and Sudan. Nine people were killed and 78 were injured.

2005 - The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Disney owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to Henry and Susan Samueli.

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