On this Day in Sports History June 17
On this day in 1960, Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams hit his 500th career homer.
On this day in 1971, Chicago Cubs shortstop Don Kessinger went 6-6 in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
On this day in 1978, New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry struck out 18 batters in a game.
On this day in 1993, MLB owners voted to expand the playoffs.
On this day in 2008, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 to win their 17th NBA title.
On this day in 2010, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics to win their 16th NBA title.
On this day in 2010, Greece defeated Nigeria 2-1 to win their first ever World Cup match.
On this day in 2000, LSU defeated Stanford to win their fifth College World Series.