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Sports History

1963 - Duke Snider (New York Mets) hit his 400th career home run.

1964 - The St. Louis Cardinals traded Ernest Broglio for Chicago Cub Lou Brock.

1969 - Reggie Jackson hit two home runs and drove in 10 runs in a 21-17 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.

1992 - The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championship beating the Portland Trailblazers.

1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.

1996 - Cal Ripken Jr. broke Sachio Kinugas's record of 2,216 consecutive games played.

1996 - Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) tied a major league baseball record when he hit four doubles. The Astros defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-1.

1996 - John Smoltz (Atlanta Braves) tied a franchise record with his 13th consecutive win.

1996 - Ellis Burks hit the first inside-the-park home run in Coors Field.

1995 - The Chicago Bulls won their third straight NBA Championship and the sixth of the decade.

2002 - The U.S. beat Mexico 2-0 and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. It was the best showing in the World Cup for the U.S. since 1930.

2002 - Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) hit his 25th home run of the season. The home run tied him with Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 19th on the all-time list at 475 homers.

2003 - The Frankfurt Galaxy became the first team in the NFL Europe League to win three World Bowls.

2004 - Jim Thome (Philadelphia Phillies) became the 37th player in major league history to reach 400 career home runs.

2005 - The Detroit Pistons defeated the San Antonio Spurs 96-79 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. It was the first time in history that the first three games had been decided by 15 points or more.

2009 - Phil Jackson (Los Angeles Lakers) recorded his 10th NBA title as coach.

Sports Quote

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden