Today is Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Today in
Sports History

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

1980 - 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.

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.

2009 - Roger Federer became the sixth man in history to win a career Grand Slam when he won the French Open. He also tied Pete Sampras' record of 14 major singles titles.

Sports Quote

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra