On this Day in Sports History April 7
On this day in 1977, Al Woods became the first player to hit a pinch-hit home run on Opening Day. The home run played a major role in the Blue Jays 9-5 win over the White Sox, giving Toronto their first win in franchise history.
On this day in 2010, the Charlotte Bobcats beat the New Orleans Hornets 104-103 to clinch the franchise’s first playoff berth.
On this day n 2003, Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to their first NCAA title, beating Kansas 81-78.
On this day in 2009, Oklahoma Sooners power forward Blake Griffin declared for the NBA draft.
On this day in 2010, Kentucky Wildcats point guard John Wall declared for the NBA draft.
On this day in 2014, Connecticut beat Kentucky 60-54, behind a 22 point performance from Shabazz Napier. The win was their fourth national title.