On this date in sports history – April 24

Posted: April 24, 2012 in On This Date In Sports History

1961 – Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) struck out 18 batters becoming the first major-league pitcher to do so on two different occasions.
1963 – The Boston Celtics won their fifth straight NBA title.
1994 – David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs) scored 71 points againts the Los Angeles Clippers.
2003 – The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeated the Dallas Stars 4-3 in 5 overtime periods in game 1 of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Petr Sykora scored 48 seconds into the fifth overtime ending the game as the fourth longest game in NHL history. The final time was 140 minutes and 48 seconds.

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