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.