This Day in Sports History April 17, 2012

1925- Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery.

1947- Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit

1951- Mickey Mantle goes 1 for 4 in his first baseball game on the Yankees.

1983- Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter.

1987- Julius Erving becomes third player to reach 30,000 points. 

1997- NJ Devil Martin Brodeur becomes second NHL goalie to score in a playoff game.