This Day in Sports History: 4/13

  • 1926 – 41 year old Walter Johnson pitches the 7th opening day shutout of his career.

  • 1954 – The Baltimore Orioles play in their first game, losing to Detroit 3-0.

  • 1954 – Hank Aaron makes his MLB debut with the Milwaukee Braves, going 0-5.

  • 1957 – The Boston Celtics win their first NBA championship, defeating the St. Louis Hawks in double overtime of Game #7.

  • 1962 – Stan Musial scores his 1,869th career run, setting a National League record.

  • 1963 – Pete Rose triples as he picks up his first career hit.

  • 1979 – The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours.

 

  • 1980 – The United States announces a boycott of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Moscow.

  • 1984 – Pete Rose becomes the first NL player to reach 4,000 career hits.

  • 1986 – Jack Nicklaus wins the 50th Masters.

  • 1997 – Tiger Woods wins his first Masters title, setting a tournament record by shooting 18 under par.

  • 1997 – The Hartford Whalers play in their final NHL game. In the off-season they re-located and become the Carolina Hurricanes.

  • 2004 – Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays for third most all-time.

  • 2016 – The Golden State Warriors win their 73rd game of the regular season, beating the 1995-96 Bulls record of 72 victories.

  • 2016 – Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in his final career game.

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