This Day in Sports History April 15, 2012

1896- First Olympic Games in Athens Greece comes to a finish.

1910- President Howard Taft was the first president to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. 

1927- Babe Ruth hits first home run of 60 that season.

1947- Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in baseball but goes hitless in his MLB debut. 

1958- The first ever baseball game in California.  The San Francisco Giants beat the LA Dodgers 8-0.

1965- NFL changes penalty flag color from white to bright gold.

1968- The Houston Astros beat the NY Mets 1-0 in 24 innings!

1991- Irving “Magic” Johnson sets NBA record for career assists with 9,898

1991- The Sacramento Kings set NBA record for losing 35 consecutive on the road. 

1997- Jackie Robinson is honored by retiring #42 for all teams.