On This Date In Sports History

Posted: April 12, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History
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1877 – A catcher’s mask was used in a baseball game for the first time by James Alexander Tyng.
1966 – Emmett Ashford became the first African-American major league umpire.
2004 – The Philadelphia Phillies played their first game at Citizens Bank Park.
2004 – Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 660th home run to tie Willie Mays for third on baseball’s career list.
2007 – The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks played 138 minutes and 6 seconds before the Canucks were able to score an overtime goal and win the game. It was the sixth-longest game in NHL history.


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