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On this Day in Sports History June 3

On this Day in Sports History June 3

MLB

On this day in 1932, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig hit four homers in a single game, becoming the first American League player to achieve the feat.

On this day in 1980, the New York Mets selected Darryl Strawberry with the first pick in the draft.

On this day in 1989, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers played a game that lasted 22 innings and took over seven hours to play.  The Astros would win 5-4.

On this day in 2003, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa was caught using a corked bat.

On this day in 2003, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays picked Delmon Young with the first pick in the draft.

On this day in 2005, New York Yankees pitcher David Wells recorded his 2,000th career strikeout.

NBA

On this day in 2006, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 102-93 to advance to the NBA finals for the first time in franchise history.

On this day in 2013, the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 99-76 to advance to their third straight NBA finals.

NFL

On this day in 2009, New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison retired from football.

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