On this Day in Sports History April 30
On this day in 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig‘s consecutive game streak came to an end at 2,130 games.
On this day in 1961, San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hit four home runs in a single game in a 14-4 victory over the Milwaukee Braves.
On this day in 2000, Mark McGwire and Jim Edmonds hit homers to help the St. Louis Cardinals finish with 55 home runs in the month of April, tying the 1947 New York Giants for the most National League team homes in a month.
On this day in 1971, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Baltimore Bullets, 118-106 to win the NBA Championship.
On this day in 2008, the Dallas Mavericks fired coach Avery Johnson.
On this day in 1976, boxing great Muhammad Ali beat Jimmy Young in a 15-round decision to retain his world heavyweight title.