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On this Day in Sports History April 5

On this Day in Sports History April 5

MLB

On this day in 1999, Barry Bonds was intentionally walked for the 270th time in his career, passing Hank Aaron on the all-time list.

On this day in 2002, Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg Maddux was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career due to an inflamed nerve in his lower back.

NBA

On this day in 1967, Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain set an NBA playoff record with 41 rebounds in a game.

On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain as the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader with his 31,420 career point.

College Basketball

On this day in 2010, Duke beat Butler 61-59 to win their fourth national championship.

On this day in 2014, Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on a 3-pointer from Aaron Harrison in the final seconds to reach the national title game.

NFL

On this day in 1965, the color of the NFL penalty flag was changed from white to bright gold.

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