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1870 – The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, suffer their first loss after 130 games.

1952 – Braves pitcher Warren Spahn ties the National League record with 18 strikeouts in a game.

1963 – Duke Snider of the New York Mets hits his 400th career home run.

1979 – Willie McCovey hits his 513th career home run, the most ever by a lefty in National League history.

1985 – Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage the Baltimore Orioles.

1987 – The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title, beating the Celtics in six games.

1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes the second pitcher in MLB history to defeat all 26 teams.

1992 – The Bulls win their second straight NBA championship, beating the Portland Trailblazers in six games.

1994 – The New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup since 1940, beating the Vancouver Canucks in seven games.

1995 – The Houston Rockets win their second consecutive NBA title, sweeping the Magic.

1998 – The Bulls win their sixth, and final, title of the Jordan era, beating the Utah Jazz in six games.

2000 – Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris’ record for a pitcher.

2007 – The San Antonio Spurs complete a sweep of the Cavaliers, winning the NBA title.

2009 – The Lakers beat the Magic in five games to win the NBA championship.

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