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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1915 Red Sox Babe Ruth pitching debut & 1st HR, loses to Yanks 4-3 in 15
    1925 Ty Cobb hits his 5th HR in 2 games tying Cap Ansons record of 1884
    1951 Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
    1953 Brown's Bobo Holloman 1st major league start, no-hits Philadelphia A's, 6-0
    1961 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
    1967 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
    1967 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
    1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament
    1982 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
    1984 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle
    1987 Mario Andretti sets one-lap speed record at Indy at 218.204 MPH
    1992 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
    1997 Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
    2006 132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36

    1907 Weeb Ewbank, NFL coach
    1937 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer
    1972 Martin Brodeur, NHL goalie (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1985 Chris Paul, American basketball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1917 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Washington Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
    1925 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
    1938 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin scores first of record 5 Derby wins
    1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
    1951 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
    1957 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
    1959 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition
    1960 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
    1989 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

    1929 Dick Williams, American baseball player and manager
    1929 Babe Parilli, American football player
    1933 Johnny Unitas, NFL quarterback
    1964 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back
    1984 Alex Smith
  3. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1878 1st unassisted triple play in organized baseball, by Paul Hines
    1906 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
    1929 NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0
    1935 Cincinnati Red Ernie Lombardi doubles in 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th beat Phils 15-4
    1942 1st twilight game in 24 years, the Dodgers top Giants 7-6 raising $60,000 for Navy Relief Fund
    1943 68th Preakness: Johnny Longden aboard Count Fleet wins in 1:57.4
    1946 Red Sox Johnny Pesky scores 6 runs in 1 game
    1954 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
    1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
    1967 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
    1973 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs manager Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game,
    1984 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles
    1984 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
    1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
    1993 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1994 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
    1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3

    1893 Edd Roush, baseball player
    1932 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer
    1937 Mike Cuellar, baseball player
    1942 Angel Cordero Jr
    1957 Bill Cowher, American football coach
    1959 Ronnie Lott
    1969 Brad Culpepper
    1974 Calvin Branch, cornerback
  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1901 Cleveland's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
    1937 Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
    1961 Baltimore Oriole Jim Gentile hits 2 grand slams (9 RBIs) vs Minnesota Twins
    1971 Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42)
    1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open
    1973 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game
    1975 Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 m (world record)
    1976 Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament
    1984 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings
    1987 Oriole Eddie Murray is 1st to switch hit HRs in 2 consecutive games
    1989 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
    1989 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
    1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
    1995 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
    2010 Oakland A's Dallas Braden becomes 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game (4-0 vs Tampa Bay)

    1927 Ray Katt, baseball player
    1928 Barbara Ann Scott, figure skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2012)
    1928 Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis star (US 1948-49), born in Los Angeles, California
    1936 Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A's)
    1936 Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)
    1939 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player
    1939 Jim Dent, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), born in Augusta, Georgia
    1939 Ralph Boston, Laurel Miss, long jumper (Olympic gold/sil/brz-60, 64, 68)
    1948 Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
    1953 Ron Jackson, baseball player
    1960 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres)
    1968 Vince Workman, NFL running back
    1981 Bill Murphy, American baseball player
    1983 Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
    1984 Prince Fielder, American MLB player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1929 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
    1941 66th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Whirlaway, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown
    1946 Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yanks 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam
    1967 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
    1970 Atlanta Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
    1970 Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941
    1973 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
    1991 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
    1993 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
    1997 Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs SF Giants)
    2002 Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season

    1868 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager
    1930 Pat Summerall, American NFL player (NY Giants) and CBS sportscaster, born in Lake City, Florida
    1937 Jim Hickman, baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs)
    1938 Merritt Ranew, baseball player
    1941 Ken Berry [Allen Kent Berry], American baseball player (White Sox, Angels, Brewers, Indians)
    1955 Chris Berman, sportscaster
    1959 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward
    1962 Joey Meyer, baseball player
    1962 Robby Thompson, infielder (SF Giants), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
    1965 Mike Butcher, baseball player
    1965 Rony Seikaly, NBA center
    1968 Julie Smith, Glendora California, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
    1984 Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39.25
    1897 Washington Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
    1900 James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavyweight boxing title
    1919 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0
    1919 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
    1923 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
    1928 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's
    1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
    1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
    1963 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
    1972 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash
    1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
    1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
    1980 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies
    1985 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
    1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
    1990 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
    1997 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
    1997 Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
    1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic

    1881 Al Cabrera, Spanish-born Cuban baseball player
    1903 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
    1907 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 1989)
    1922 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
    1939 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan
    1950 Dane Lorg, American baseball player (Philles, Cardinels), born in Eureka, California
    1952 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist and newspaper columnist
    1958 Walt Terrell, baseball player
    1962 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
    1964 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
    1964 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
    1964 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher
    1973 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
    1973 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker
    1983 Matt Leinart, American football player
    1987 Louis Murphy, American college football player
    1989 Cameron Newton, American football player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1875 1st recorded shutout in pro baseball, Chicago 1, St Louis 0
    1910 Philadelphia Athletic's "Chief Bender" no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
    1913 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)
    1937 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
    1956 Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine's 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Giants, 3-0
    1966 St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
    1968 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
    1970 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
    1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings
    1974 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
    1974 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
    1979 Chris Evert's 125-match winning streak on clay comes to an end
    1996 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8
    1997 Angels score 13 in 7th vs White Sox

    1925 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager
    1957 Lou Whitaker, American MLB 2nd baseman
    1966 Rafael Bournigal, Azua Dom Rep, infielder
    1968 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder
    1970 James Michael Furyk
    1972 Jason Kyle, NFL linebacker
    1978 Josh Phelps baseball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1942 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
    1944 69th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
    1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
    1953 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple
    1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'
    1958 Stan Musial is 8th to get 3,000 hits
    1960 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game
    1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open
    1967 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
    1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
    1973 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California
    1980 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
    1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
    1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
    1985 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
    1989 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game
    1993 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR
    1997 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games

    1914 Joe Louis, American world heavyweight boxing champion
    1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1913 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scoerless streak at 56 innings
    1918 Sunday baseball is made legal in Washington, DC
    1919 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
    1920 Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
    1927 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee aboard Whiskery wins in 2:06
    1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Columbus Golf Open
    1972 In Willie Mays 1st game as a NY Met his homer beats SF Giants, 5-4
    1977 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
    1977 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
    1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
    1981 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
    1986 Reggie Jackson hit his 537th HR passing Mickey Mantle into 6th place
    1988 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
    1989 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
    1990 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
    1994 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
    1995 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)
    1996 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0
    1997 Baseball's Executive Council suspends NY Yank owner George Steinbrenner
    2016 Gabriel Medina becomes the first surfer ever to land the move "Backflip" in competition


    1881 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
    1899 Earle Combs, American baseball player
    1942 Tony Perez, baseball player
    1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher
    1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
    1955 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, baseball pitcher
    1958 Christine Brennan, sports columnist
    1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1963 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1964 Suzy Kolber, sportscaster
    1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard
    1973 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard
    1976 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
    1977 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
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    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1862 First baseball enclosure opens at Union Grounds, Brooklyn
    1876 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38.25
    1894 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
    1906 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
    1912 Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended
    1918 Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
    1919 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
    1935 Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
    1937 62nd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
    1941 Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1
    1944 Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
    1948 73rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro wins aboard Citation, 2nd leg of successful Triple Crown
    1953 Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago
    1959 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest
    1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0
    1988 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
    1989 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
    1991 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game
    1991 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
    1993 118th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6

    1952 Rick Waits, baseball pitcher
    1953 George Brett, American baseball third baseman
    1956 Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
    1967 John Smoltz, pitcher
    1969 Emmitt Smith, American NFL Running Back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida
    1970 Desmond Howard, NFL receiver
    1975 Ray Lewis, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Bartow, Florida
    1976 Ryan Leaf
    1978 Amy Chow, gymnast (Olympics-gold/silver-96)
    1980 Josh Beckett
    1987 Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player