This Day In Sports History

Posted: April 16, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1939 – The Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the 1938-39 Stanley Cup Championship. It was the first time the best-of-seven series was used. The championship series had been a best-of-five in previous years.
1940 – The first no-hit, no-run game to be thrown on an opening day of the major league baseball season was earned by Bob Feller. The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0.
1949 – The Toronto Maple Leafs became the first NHL team to win three straight Stanley Cups titles.
1968 – Major league baseball’s longest night game was played. The 24 innings took six hours, six minutes to play.
1985 – Mickey Mantle was reinstated after being banned from baseball for several years.
1999 – Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) after the game on April 18th.
2009 – Opening day took place at the new Yankee Stadium.


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