On this Day in Sports History June 6
On this day in 1934, New York Yankees outfielder Myril Hoag hit six singles in a game against the Boston Red Sox.
On this day in 1944, all baseball games were cancelled to honor the D-Day invasion.
On this day in 1965, Tom Tresh of the New York Yankees hit a home run in three consecutive at-bats against the White Sox.
On this day in 1996, John Valentin of the Boston Red Sox hit for the cycle against the White Sox.
On this ay in 2003, Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa was suspended eight games for using a corked bat.
On this day in 2006, the Kansas City Royals picked Luke Hochevar with the number one pick.
On this day in 2007, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman collected his 500th career save against the Dodgers.
On this day in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Gerrit Cole with the first overall pick.
On this day in 2013, the Houston Astros selected Mark Appel with the first overall pick.
On this day in 2005, the Detroit Pistons beat the Miami Heat 88-82 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
On this day in 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference Finals.
On this day in 1967, six new cities were granted franchises, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, Minnesota and Pittsburgh.
On this day in 1989, Wayne Gretzky won the Hart Trophy for the ninth time, becoming the first player in NHL history to win the same award nine times.
On this day in 2007, the Kansas City Chiefs traded quarterback Trent Green to the Miami Dolphins for a 2008 fifth-round pick.
On this day in 2010, Rafael Nadal won the French Open by defeating Robin Soderling.
On this day in 2011, USC was stripped of their 2004 National Title.
On this day in 2012, Alabama defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 5-4, to win their first Women’s College World Series.