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On this in Sports History April 21

On this in Sports History April 21

MLB

On this day in 1990, the Cincinnati Reds won their ninth consecutive game to start the season 9-0, beating the Braves 8-1.  The Reds would eventually win the World Series.

On this day in 2002, Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal tied a major league record, by hitting three triples in a game.  The last major league player to achieve the feat was Lance Johnson in 1995.  Furcal also became the first Braves player to hit three triples in a game since 1956.

On this day in 2012, Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in major league history, leading Chicago to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

NBA

On this day in 1996, the Chicago Bulls beat the Washington Bullets 103-93 to finish the season 72-10, which is the best regular season record in NBA history.  The win gave the Bulls their 33rd road win, which is the most ever by an NBA team.

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