On this Day in Sports History April 20
On this day in 2006, Julio Franco became the oldest player in major league history to hit a home run at the age of 47 years, 240 days. The home run led the Mets to a 7-2 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Franco passed Jack Quinn, who hit a home run at 46 years, 357 days.
On this day in 2012, New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova won his 15th straight decision, beating the Boston Red Sox, 6-2 at Fenway Park. The victory moved Nova ahead of Whitey Ford and Steve Sundra, and one win shy of the franchise record of 16 consecutive wins set by Roger Clemens the season before.
On this day in 1986, Chicago Bulls small forward Michael Jordan scored an NBA Playoff record 63 points in a 135-131 double-overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.