This Day in Sports History April 15,2012
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.