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This Day in Sports History


1917 – White Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte throws a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns.

1925 – A regular season baseball game is broadcast on the radio for the first time as WGN airs a Cubs win over the Pirates.

1931 – The Blackhawks fall in the deciding game five of the Stanley Cup Final to the Montreal Canadiens.

1962 – Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers sets an NBA record for points in a finals game, putting up 61 against the Boston Celtics.

1991 – The Blackhawks become the first NHL team in 20 years to lead the league in points during the regular season only to lose in the first round of the playoffs, dropping their series against the Minnesota North Stars.

1999 – Jose Canseco, then with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, becomes the 28th player in MLB history to reach the 400 home run plateau. He is the first player born outside of the US to reach the mark.

2002 – Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer in history to record back-to-back Masters wins, finishing three strokes ahead of Retief Goosen.

2016 – For the first time in any major professional sports league draft, players from one school were selected first, second, and third overall as UCONN’s Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck were picked in that order in the WNBA draft.

2019 – Tiger Woods wins his fifth Masters title and first major in 11 years by winning the Masters by one stroke over three golfers. It is Woods’ 15th major title.

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