On this Day in Sports History April 15
On this day in 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Jackie Robinson broke the baseball’s color barrier against the Boston Braves. Robinson scored a run but went hitless in his debut.
On this day in 1993, Detroit Tigers manger Sparky Anderson won his 2,000 career game as a manger when Detroit beat the Oakland Athletics, 3-2.
On this day in 1999, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Leyland recored his 1,000 win with a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres.
On this day in 2000, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken recorded his 3,000 career hit, becoming the 24th player in MLB history to achieve the feat.
On this day in 1991, Magic Johnson passed Oscar Robertson to move into the top spot on the all-time assist list with 9,898, recording 19 assists in a 112-106 Lakers win over the Dallas Mavericks.
On this day in 2000, the New York Jets drafted four players in the first round of the draft, becoming the first team in NFL history to do so.