On This Date In Sports History – April 19

Posted: April 19, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1897 – The first annual Boston Marathon was held. It was the first of its type in the U.S.
1958 – The San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers played the first major league baseball game on the West Coast. This was the first game in the Los Angeles Coliseum.
1960 – Baseball uniforms began displaying player’s names on their backs.
1966 – California opened Anaheim Stadium against the Chicago White Sox.
1968 – In Chicago, the National League approved expansion to Montreal and San Diego. Dallas-Fort Worth failed in its bid for an NL franchise.
1988 – The Philadelphia 76ers retired Julius Erving’s #6 before a home game. A Dr. J statue was also unveiled.
1992 – Michael Jordan won his sixth consecutive NBA scoring title with an average of 30.1.
1999 – Cal Ripken Jr. (Baltimore Orioles) was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his 19 year career. He was suffering from a back problem.


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