Thursday, June 07, 2007

On this Day: June 7, 2007 [J. Mark English]

Last year on this same date, I listed which famous athletes were on born on this day. Today I will list important instances that has happened in the world of sports going back to 1892. A prize to the person who can figure out why I am doing this.

1892 - John Joseph Doyle became the first pinch-hitter in baseball when he was used in a game.

- Jeff Norman set a world record when he ran the 50k in 2.28.06.

1982 - Steve Garvey became the fifth player in major league baseball history to play in 1,000 consecutive games.

1983 - Steve Carlton temporarily passed Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts when he registered his 3,522nd.

1989 - The Toronto Skydome hosted the first game to be played indoors and outdoors in the same day. The roof was closed when the weather became threatening.

1989 - Wayne Gretzky won his ninth NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years.

1997 - The Detroit Red Wings won their first NHL championship in 42 years. They swept the series with the Philadelphia Flyers.

1998 - The Baltimore Orioles retired Eddie Murray's #33.

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