On this Day in Sports History April 1
On this day in 1972, the Major League Baseball Players Association went on a strike that lasted 12 days and canceled 86 games.
On this day in 1996, National League umpire John McSherry died of a heart attack during a game between the Montreal Expos and Cincinnati Reds.
On this day in 2001, Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown won his 900th professional basketball game with a 88-84 win over the Miami Heat.
On this day in 2002, Maryland won their first NCAA Men’s Basketball title, beating Indiana 64-52.
On this day in 2009, the Kentucky Wildcats named John Calipari their head basketball coach.