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On this Day in Sports History June 22

On this Day in Sports History June 22

MLB

On this day in 1908, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner collected his 2,000th career hit.

On this day in 1982, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Pete Rose recorded his 3,772nd career hit to move past Hank Aaron for second on the all-time hit list.

On this day in 1990, the Atlanta Braves fired manager Russ Nixon, and general manager Bobby Cox named himself the new manager.

On this day in 1993, New York Mets pitcher Anthony Young lost his 23rd straight decision tying a major league record.

On this day in 1994, New York Mets closer John Franco recorded his 253rd save, which is the most ever by a lefty.

On this day in 2002, Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo‘s 35-game hitting streak came to an end.

NBA

On this day in 1987, the San Antonio Spurs picked Navy center David Robinson with the first pick in the NBA draft.

On this day in 1994, the Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks 90-84 to win the their first NBA title.

Boxing

On this day  in 1938, Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their fight at Yankee Stadium.

Golf

On this day in 2009, Lucas Glover won the U.S. Open.

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