On this Day in Sports History April 23
On this day in 1964, Houston Colt .45’s pitcher Ken Johnson became the first pitcher in Major League history to lose a nine inning no-hitter against the Reds. Pete Rose reached on a throwing error by Johnson and scored on an error by Nellie Fox with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.
On this day in 1978, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Joe Morgan‘s major league record of 91 straight errorless games came to an end. Morgan made the error on a throw during a run down.
On this day in 2013, Atlanta Braves teammates Justin Upton and Melvin Upton each it home runs for the Braves in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The home runs marked the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game. It was only the second time it was accomplished in consecutive at-bats.
On this day in 1989, Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in his final game his career. Abdul-Jabbar set an NBA record with 1,560 career games as the Lakers beat Seattle 121-117.
On this day in 2005, the San Francisco 49ers selected quarterback Alex Smith out of Utah with the first pick in the Draft.