• 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City and holds its first tournament.

  • 1934 – The Blackhawks defeat the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.

  • 1947 – Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey announces that he has signed Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals, making him the first African-American player in MLB history.

  • 1961 – Gary Player of South Africa becomes the first foreign player to win The Masters.

  • 1962 – The Dodgers fall to the Reds 6-3 in the first game played at Dodger Stadium.

  • 1962 – In the first major league game played in Houston, the Colt .45s defeat the Cubs 11-2.

  • 1979 – Astros pitcher JR Richard sets an MLB record by throwing six wild pitches in a game against the Dodgers.

  • 1989 – Ken Griffey Jr. hits his first career home run.

  • 1991 – Wayne Gretzky scores his 93rd career playoff goal, setting an NHL record.

  • 1999 – The Bulls lose to Miami 82-49. It’s the fewest amount of points an NBA team scores in a game since the shot clock was instituted in 1954. They also set a record for fewest field goals made with 18.

  • 2000 – Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the youngest player to reach 400 career home runs (30 years, 141 days).

  • 2003 – Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere sets an NHL record for saves in a playoff debut by stopping 63 shots in a 2-1 OT win over Detroit.

  • 2005 – Tiger Woods wins his fourth Masters title, tying him with Arnold Palmer for second most all-time.

  • 2016 – Patrick Kane wins the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring. He’s the first American-born player to win the trophy since it has been awarded, dating back to the 1947-48 season.


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