On This Day In Sports History…

  • 1953: Mickey Mantle hits a 565′ HR at Griffith Stadium
  • 1964: First game at Shea Stadium
  • 1968: A’s first game at Oakland-Alameda Stadium
  • 1976: NL’s greatest comeback, as Phillies fall behind 12-1 but eventually win 18-16 in 10 innings
  • 1983: Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
  • 1987: Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA (and ABA) player to score 30,000 points
  • 1997: Martin Brodeur becomes 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff game
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