On this Day in Sports History May 6
On this day in 1982, Seattle Mariners pitcher Gaylord Perry became the 15th player to win 300 games, leading Seattle to a 7-3 win over the New York Yankees.
On this day in 1998, Chicago Cubs rookie pitcher Kerry Wood tied a major league record with 20 strikeouts, one-hitting and leading the Cubs to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros.
On this day in 2005, San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman became the third player to record 400 saves.
On this day in 2012, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Omar Vizquel became the oldest player to ever start at his position in a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The 45 year-old passed Bobby Wallace, who played in 12 games in 1918 for the Cardinals at the age of 44.
On this day in 2008, Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant won the MVP.
On this day in 2014, Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant won the MVP.
On this day in 2010, the Oakland Raiders released their 2007 first overall pick quarterback JaMarcus Russell.