On this Day in Sports History May 13
On this day in 1942, Boston Braves pitcher Jim Tobin hit three home runs in a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs, making him the first pitcher to ever achieve the feat.
On this day in 1982, the Chicago Cubs won their 8,000th game in franchise history.
On this day in 1985, Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett hit his 300th career homer.
On this day in 2001, Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez became the fifth-youngest player to hit his 200th career home run at the age of 25 years, 289 days. The only other players to reach the feat faster were Eddie Mathews, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Mantle. All four players are Hall of Famers.
On this day in 1976, the New York Nets beat the Denver Nuggets 112-106 to win the last ABA Championship.
On this day in 1999, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson set an NBA Playoff record by collecting 10 steals in a 97-85 victory over the Orlando Magic.
On this day in 1891, Kingman won the Kentucky Derby.
On this day in 1939, Challedon won the Preakness Stakes.