On this Day in Sports History April 19
On this day in 1998, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Anaheim Angels 6-0 to improve to 10-6 on the season. That made Tampa Bay the first expansion team to be four games over .500 at any point during their first season.
On this day in 2012, the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals 11-4, with Jose Altuve, Brian Bogusevic, and Matt Downs all collecting triples in the first inning. It was the first time in franchise history that Houston hit three triples in one inning.
On this day in 1992, San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson became the third player in NBA history to rank among the league’s Top 10 in five different categories. Robinson averaged 23.2 ppt (7th), 12.2 rpg (4th), 4.49 bpg (1st), 2.32 spg (5th), and 55.1% field goal percentage (7th). The only other players to achieve that was Larry Bird (1985-86) and Cliff Hagan (1959-60).