On This Date In Sports History

Posted: April 22, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1876 – Eight baseball teams began the inaugural season of the National League. In the first game Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.
1914 – Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.
1915 – The New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.
1945 – The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals.
1982 – The Atlanta Braves ended their 13-game winning streak to start the season. It was the longest streak of wins at the beginning of the season in major league baseball history.
1994 – Michael Moorer became the first left-handed heavyweight champion.
2010 – The NFL Draft was aired in prime time for the first time


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