On this Day in Sports History June 2
On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth announced that he was retiring from baseball.
On this day in 1941, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig died from the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
On this day in 1959, Ted Williams collected his 2,500th career hit.
On this day in 1990, Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson threw the first no-hitter in franchise history.
On this day in 1998, the Philadelphia Phillies picked third baseman Pat Burrell with the first pick in the draft.
On this day in 2000, Tampa Bay Devil Rays first baseman Fred McGriff his his 400th career homer.
On this day in 2010, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. announced his retirement from baseball.
On this day in 2006, the Miami Heat defeated the Detroit Pistons 95-78 to advance to the NBA Finals.
On this day in 2007, the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals beating the Detroit Pistons 98-92.