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On this Day in Sports History May 8

On this Day in Sports History May 8

MLB

On this day in 1929, New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell threw a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

On this day in 1966, Oakland Athletics pitcher Catfish Hunter pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins, becoming the first American League pitcher to achieve the feat in 46 years.

On this day in 1971, Willie Mays (634) and Hank Aaron (604) made history when they both homered in the same game. It was the first time in major league history that two players with 600 or more career home runs went deep in the same game.

On this day in 1973, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson started his 242nd straight game, setting a major league record.

On this day in 1998, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire hit his 400th career home run.

On this day in 2012, Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit four home runs in a single game, leading the Rangers to a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards.

NBA

On this day in 1970, the New York Knicks won their first Championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

On this day in 1988, Chicago Bulls small forward Michael Jordan scored 226 points in Chicago five-game series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the First Round, setting a record for the most points scored in a series.  The previous record holder was Bernard King, who scored 213 in 1984.

NFL

On this day in 2014, the Houston Texans picked South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the draft.

Horse Racing

On this day in 1915, H.P. Whitney’s Regret won the Kentucky Derby, becoming the first filly to achieve the feat.

On this day in 1937, War Admiral won the Kentucky Derby.

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