On This Date In Sports History

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

1922 – Charlie Robertson (Chicago White Sox) threw a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers.
1939 – Lou Gehrig played his last game with the New York Yankees. He had played in 2,130 consecutive games.
1940 – Belle Martell was licensed in California by state boxing officials. She was the first American woman, prizefight referee.
1961 – Willie Mays (San Francisco) hit four home runs against the Milwaukee Braves.
1970 – Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) became the first National League player to play in 1,000 straight games.
1971 – The Milwaukee Bucks beat the Baltimore Bullets in the fourth straight game of a championship series. They were only the second team in major league history to take another team out in four straight games.
1989 – Bill Shoemaker won his 1,000th stakes race.
1993 – Monica Seles was stabbed by Gunter Porsche. Porsche had run out onto the court after her match and stabbed Seles in the upper back.
1996 – The New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles played the longest nine-inning game in major league baseball history. The game took four hours and 21 minutes.
1997 – Riddick Bowe announced his retirement from boxing to pursue a career with the HBO cable network. His career record was 40-1 with 32 knockouts.
1997 – The Atlanta Braves set a major league record when the got their 19th win in the month of April.
2002 – Alex Rodriguez became the second youngest major league player to reach 250 home runs. He was 26 years and 277 days old.

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