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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 4/22

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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1876 – Boston defeats the Philadelphia Athletics by a 6-5 score in the first official National League game.

1914 – Babe Ruth appears in his first pro game as a pitcher, throwing a shutout while scattering six hits.

1915 – The Yankees uniforms feature pinstripes for the first time.

1954 – The NBA adopts the 24 second shot clock.

1959 – The White Sox defeat the KC Athletics 20-6. In one inning of the game, the Sox score 11 runs on one hit, 10 walks and three errors.

1987 – The NBA grants expansion franchises to Charlotte, Miami, Minnesota, and Orlando. Charlotte and Miami would join the league in the 1988-89 season while Minnesota and Orlando join in 1989-90.

1988 – Patrik Sundstrom of the New Jersey Devils sets and NHL playoff record with eight points, via three goals and five assists, in a 10-4 win over the Capitals.

1990 – The Colts select University of Illinois quarterback, and Warren Central grad, Jeff George with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

1991 – White Sox slugger Frank Thomas hits the first home run at the new Comiskey Park.

1994 – Michael Moorer defeats Evander Holyfield to win the IBF and WBA heavyweight boxing titles. WIth the win, Moorer becomes the first left-handed heavyweight champion.

1995 – Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter is the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals.

2003 – Legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy plays in his final NHL game.

2007 – The Red Sox tie a MLB record by hitting four straight home runs as Manny Ramirez, JD Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek hit consecutive shots.

2010 – The St. Louis Rams draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall draft pick.

2014 – Albert Pujols becomes the first player in MLB history to hit career home runs #499 and #500 in the same game.

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