Today is Sunday, April 26, 2015

Today in
Sports History

1912 - Hugh Bradley (Boston Red Sox) hit the first home run in Fenway Park.

1941 - An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL.

1952 - Patty Berg set a new record for major women’s golf competition when she shot a 64 over 18 holes in a tournament in Richmond, CA.

1964 - The Boston Celtics won their sixth consecutive NBA title. They won two more before the streak came to an end.

1966 - Red Auerbach retired as head coach of the Boston Celtics.

1988 - The NBA approved the addition of a third referee for the 1988-89 season.

1995 - In Denver, CO, Coors Field officially opened. The Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-9 in 14 innings.

1997 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) played what was billed as his last NHL game. He later came out of retirement to play for the Penguins as an owner/player.

2000 - Charles Wang and Sanjay Kumar purchased the NHL's New York Islanders.

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I didn't like the '50s, you know. I appreciate Elvis, but I'm not a big fan. I'm not a rockabilly fan. And the '60s and early '70s were, to me, the greatest times to live.
- Brett Hull

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