On this Day in Sports History June 7
On this day in 1892, John Joseph Doyle of the Cleveland Spiders became the first pinch-hitter in baseball history.
On this day in 1982, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey played in his 1,000th consecutive game becoming just the fifth player to do so.
On this day in 1998, the Baltimore Orioles retired Eddie Murray number 33.
On this day in 2005, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Justin Upton with the number one overall pick.
On this day in 2007, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected David Price with the number one overall pick.
On this day in 2010, the Washington Nationals selected Bryce Harper with the number one overall pick.
On this day in 1998, the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz, 96-54 in Game 3 of the Finals. The 42 point victory was the largest margin in NBA Finals history.
On this day in 1997, the Detroit Red Wings swept the Philadelphia Flyers to win their first Stanley Cup in 42 years.
On this day in 1941, Whirlaway won the Belmont Stakes and became just the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown.
On this day in 1980, Temperance Hill won the Belmont Stakes.
On this day in 2003, Justine Henin-Hardenne beat Kim Clijsters won the French Open in two sets.
On this day in 2009, Roger Federer won the French Open by defeating Robin Soderling in three sets.
On this day in 2006, Arizona beat Northwestern to win the Women’s College World Series.