On this Day in Sports History June 20
On this day in 1912, the Boston Braves and New York Giants combined for 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Braves scored 10 runs and the Giants scored seven in a 21-12 New York win.
On this day in 1950, Willie Mays signed with the New York Giants immediately after graduating from high school.
On this day in 1994, the Detroit Tigers streak of 25 straight games with a home run came to an end in a 7-1 loss to the Indians.
On this day in 1998, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa set a record with his 16th home run in the month of June.
On this day in 2001, San Francisco Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hit his 38th home run of the season. The feat broke the record for most home runs before the All-Star break.
On this day in 2002, Florida Marlins second baseman Luis Castillo recorded a hit for his 34th straight game, breaking the record for his position.
On this day in 2004, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 500th career homer.
On this day in 2007, Sammy Sosa of the Texas Rangers hit his 600th career homer against the Chicago Cubs, his former team.
On this day in 1993, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Phoenix Suns to win their third straight NBA title.
On this day in 2006, the Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks to win the franchise’s first championship.
On this day in 2013, the Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win their second straight NBA title.
On this day in 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers named David Blatt their new head coach.
On this day in 1999, the Dallas Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres to win the Stanley Cup.
Track and Field
On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens ran a 10.2 second 100-meter, which was a record at the time.
On this day in 2010, Graeme McDowell won the U.S. Open.