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On this Day in Sports History May 31

On this Day in Sports History May 31

MLB

On this day in 1921, Boston Red Sox first baseman Stuffy McInnis began his errorless streak that would last for 1,700 chances.

On this day in 1937, the Brooklyn Dodgers beat New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell to end his 24-game winning streak.

On this day in 1980, Minnesota Twins centerfielder Ken Landreaux 31-game hitting streak came to an end.

On this day in 2012, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez hit a home run in his fourth straight at-bat to become the 22nd major league to achieve the feat.

NBA

On this day in 1984, Boston Celtics guard Gerald Henderson stole a pass from Los Angeles Lakers small forward James Worthy and scored with 13 second left to send Game 2 of the NBA Finals to overtime.  The Celtics would win 124-121 and win the series in seven games.

On this day in 1991, the New York Knicks named Pat Riley their head coach.

 

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