Today is Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1914 - In Chicago, IL, the first major league game at Wrigley Field took place. The Federals defeated Kansas City 9-1.

1948 - Johnny Longden became the first race jockey to ride 3,000 career winners.

1950 - The Minneapolis Lakers won the first National Basketball Association (NBA) championship when they beat the Syracuse Nationals four games to two.

1954 - Hank Aaron (Milwaukee Braves) hit his first major league home run.

1964 - Ken Johnson (Houston Astros) threw the first no-hitter for a loss. The game was lost 1-0 to the Cincinnati Reds due to two errors.

1989 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA.

2002 - Brent Johson (St. Louis Blues) became the first NHL goalie to win his first 3 wins in the playoffs by shutout. He was only the fourth goalie to record three straight NHL playoff shutouts.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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