On This Date In Sports History – April 14

Posted: April 14, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1925 – WGN became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game. The Cubs beat the Pirates 8-2.
1962 – Elgin Baylor (Los Angeles Lakers) scored 61 points in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics to set an NBA Finals record.
1969 – For the first time, a major league baseball game was played in Montreal, Canada.
1990 – Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles began a streak of 95 errorless games and 431 total chances by a shortstop.
1996 – The Detroit Red Wings won their 62nd game of the season.
1997 – Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers) scored 40 or more points in his fifth consecutive game.
1999 – Jose Canseco (Tampa Bay) became the 28th player to hit 400 career home runs. He was also the first non-United States born player to hit 400 home runs.
2002 – Tiger Woods became the third player to win back-to-back Masters titles. It was the third Masters title of his career.

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