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THIS DATE IN SPORTS HISTORY

1903 – The New York Highlanders (later known as the Yankees) play in their first home game, a 6-2 win over the Washington Senators.

1922 – White Sox pitcher Charles Robertson pitches a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. It is the third perfect game in MLB history and first since 1908.

1939 – Lou Gehrig sets an MLB record by playing in his 2,130th consecutive game. Sadly, it is also his final game.

1940 – Belle Martell becomes the first female boxing referee after she was licensed by the state of California.

1958 – Ted Williams becomes the 10th player in MLB history to reach 1,000 career extra base hits.

1961 – Willie Mays slugs four home runs in a 14-4 Giants win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

1970 – Billy Williams of the Cubs becomes the first player in National League history to play in 1,000 consecutive games.


1971 – The Milwaukee Bucks complete a swep of the Baltimore Bullets to win the NBA title.

1985 – The Buffalo Bills select Virginia Tech defensive end Bruce Smith with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. Smith would go on to have a Hall of Fame career and set the NFL record for career sacks.

1987 – Hockey great Mike Bossy plays in his final career game.

1993 – Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed by a man who ran onto the court during her match. Seles is stabbed in the upper back and would not return to tennis until 1995.

1997 – Boxer Riddick Bowe announces his retirement, finishing his career with a 40-1 record and 32 knockouts.

2002 – At 26 years and 277 days old, Alex Rodriguez becomes the second youngest player in MLB history to reach 250 career home runs.

2015 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall draft pick. The draft is held in Chicago for the first time in 51 years.

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