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On this Day in Sports History June 5

On this Day in Sports History June 5

MLB

On this day in 1979, Willie Horton of the Seattle Mariners hit his 300th career home run.

On this day in 1996, Mark McGwire of the Oakland Athletics reached base for the 36th consecutive game, setting a franchise record.

On this day in 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays picked Tim Beckham with the first pick in the draft.

On this day in 2008, Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones hit his 400th career home run.

On this day in 2014, the Houston Astros picked Brady Aiken with the first pick in the draft.

NBA

On this day in 1977, the Portland Trial Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA Championship.

Golf

On this day in 1925, Willie McFarlane won the U.S. Open.

Horse Racing

On this day in 1937, War Admiral won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.

On this day in 2004, Birdstone beat Smarty Jones to win the Belmont Stakes.

Tennis

On this day in 2011, Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer to win the French Open in four sets.

 

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