This Day in Sports History: 4/12

  • 1877 – A catcher’s mask is used in a baseball game for the first time.

  • 1938 – The Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 series win over Toronto.

  • 1961 – General Douglas MacArthur declines an offer to become MLB commissioner.

  • 1964 – Arnold Palmer wins his fourth Masters and misses setting the course record by two strokes.

 

  • 2000 – Karl Malone passes 2,000 points on the year, giving him 12 2,000 point seasons – more than any player in NBA history.

  • 2004 – Barry Bonds hits career homer #660, tying Willie Mays for third on baseball’s all-time list.

  • 2005 – Smithtown High School in New York defeats Miller Place High School (also NY) in co-ed badminton. Why is this notable? Miller Place had the longest sports winning streak in US history at 504 matches – it’s the first loss in program history which began in 1973.

  • 2007 – The Canucks and Stars playing in the sixth longest game in NHL history – 138 minutes and six seconds, with Vancouver winning.

  • 2013 – Guan Tianlang, a 14 year old from China, becomes the youngest golfer to make the cut at a PGA sanctioned event as he advanced to weekend play at The Masters.

 

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