This Day in Sports History: 4/19

  • 1897 – John J. McDermott wins the first ever Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.

  • 1960 – Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on the backs.

  • 1968 – National League expansion franchises are awarded to San Diego and Montreal.

  • 1991 – Evander Holyfield defeats George Foreman in 12 rounds to win the heavyweight title.

  • 1992 – Michael Jordan wins his sixth consecutive scoring title with a 30.1 points per game average.

  • 1997 – The St. Louis Rams select Ohio State tackle Orlando Pace with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

  • 1999 – Cal Ripken Jr. goes on the disabled list for the first time in his 19 year career.

  • 2000 – Kevin Garnett becomes the ninth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a season.

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