Madonna Treats Yankee Stadium To A Holiday On Her MDNA Tour!

This is AH-MAZING!

Once again, Madonna has gone above and beyond to treat her fans!

The pop legend was performing her smash MDNA Tour at Yankee Stadium last night, and unfortunately, the weather was not being very cooperative!

So as a special treat due to the rain, Her Madgesty reached deep into her vault of classics and, despite it not appearing on her scheduled setlist, decided to perform one of her oldest – AND GREATEST – hits, Holiday!

Ch-ch-check her out (above)!

We can’t remember the last time she performed this one LIVE!

And she barely even skips a beat!

This is EVERYTHING!!!!

We bow down to our QUEEN in thanks for such a wonderful gift!

How about U?? Are U as OBSESSED with this as we are??

Madonna Endorsed President Obama With… A Tramp Stamp?!

Is it ironic that Madonna, Queen of Pop and Monarch of Music, is sooo pro-democracy!

We don’t think so!

Ch-ch-check out our material girl politically active girl expressing herself at Yankee Stadium (above), celebrating free elections and endorsing President Barack Obama and his elegant First Lady with… holy crap… what did you DO?

What has Her Madgesty the Duchess of Democracy done to the loveliest of all lower backs?

Madonna inked the Perezident’s name on her back!!

Putting a bumpersticker on your car is one thing but tattoos are forever!!

Okay, so this one’s probably fake. Surely your make-up team cooked this up backstage!

For a second, we seriously thought you were putting the “Mad” in Madonna, LOLz!!

New York Yankees News: Phil Hughes Roughed Up, Pettitte Increases Pitch Count

New York Yankees News

Hughes gets roughed up in loss to Angels Let the debate, scrutiny and speculation begin. Phil Hughes’ second start of the season went colossally badly on Saturday against the Angels.

Yanks should put Hughes in pen The boos from the 46,829 at Yankee Stadium followed Phil Hughes off the mound and into the Bombers dugout in the fourth inning like a vapor trail. He had just surrendered a three-run blast to Howie Kendrick.

Pettitte tries to increase pitch count Andy Pettitte will pitch in a game for the third time since coming out of retirement when he throws for Class-A Tampa on Sunday. Joe Girardi said the lefthander will be looking to increase his pitch count to 45-50 from the 32 he threw on April 9.…

Yankees are out of Phil Hughes excuses New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes made his second start yesterday afternoon against Los Angeles Angels, and ex-Ranger CJ Wilson. And Hughes preformed exactly how I thought he would, terribly. I have received endless criticism from LLP readers abou…

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New York Yankees News: Yankees Beat Angels, A-Rod 630 Homers, Posada First Pitch

New York Yankees News

Kuroda shines as Yank opener is a real blast Hiroki Kuroda blanked the Angels over eight innings in the Yankees’ home opener, leading his team to a 5-0 victory. Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson both took Ervin Santana deep.

Yanks place Manny Banuelos on Triple-A disabled list The Yankees have placed top prospect Manny Banuelos on Triple-A disabled list with a sore back. Brian Cashman told George King that the left-hander is expected to miss one start with a lat issue, so at least it’s not a disc. Banuelos, 21, walked si…

With No. 630, A-Rod ties Griffey for fifth With one more home run, Alex Rodriguez will pass Ken Griffey Jr. and stand alone in fifth place on the all-time list.

Posada throws out first pitch to his dad While over 50,000 fans paid tribute to former-New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada with a rousing ovation— as he headed to the mound to throw out the first pitch at the 2012 home opener at Yankee Stadium— the career Yankee used the moment to pay…

New York Yankees News: Hiroki Kuroda Prepares, Angels Preview, Posada First Pitch

New York Yankees News

Kuroda feels butterflies before home opener As Hiroki Kuroda prepares for a first day working at his new office, the Yankees right-hander has a pretty good idea of what to expect from a season in the Big Apple.

No. 15 prospect Austin homers twice for Charleston Yankees prospect homers twice as Cotham outduels All-Star

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Will Hiroki Kuroda Break Under High-Pressure NY Stage? The New York Yankees are scheduled to play their home opener today at 1:05 p.m. Is newly-acquired starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda prepared for the high-stress, microscopic pressure in the Bronx? Will he break and fold, or will he dominate?Kuroda is aw…

Yankees lineup tonight 1. Jeter SS 2. Granderson CF 3. Rodriguez 3B 4. Cano 2B 5. Teixeira 1B 6. Swisher RF 7. Ibanez DH 8. Martin C 9. Gardner LF Kuroda P

Jorge Posada to throw out 1st pitch at Yankees home opener So there was never really a goodbye. However, Yankees fans will get their chance on Friday as Jorge Posada is expected to throw out the first pitch of the game

Yankees and Orioles game ends at 2:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — After waiting several hours to start the game, the New York Yankees held on a few more minutes for the go-ahead run.

Only 500 fans or so were left in the stands early Wednesday when the Yankees finished off a rain-delayed 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at 2:15 a.m., helped when a video replay upheld Francisco Cervelli’s tiebreaking homer.

With few options left for a makeup date, the messy game began at 11:08 p.m. after a delay of 4 hours, 3 minutes with roughly 1,000 fans in the stands. The Yankees and Major League Baseball were in constant contact before the first pitch.

“I guess baseball wanted us to wait,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Umpire crew chief Gary Darling confirmed it was MLB’s call on when to finally start. As for the soggy conditions, “it was never bad enough for us to stop,” he said.

Cervelli hit his shot in the seventh inning off Tommy Hunter (3-3). Two fans reached near the left-field wall to grab it and Orioles manager Buck Showalter argued the ball was in play. The umpires reviewed the play, then confirmed their original home-run call.

“They will tell you, even though they didn’t tell me, that they need indisputable evidence to overturn what the decision was on the field,” Showalter said. “I haven’t looked real good at it. I know what the players saw.”

Brett Gardner followed with a home run, and the AL East-leading Yankees won their sixth in a row.

It was a sloppy affair, full of wild throws and fielding misadventures – four errors and two wild pitches, among them.

Rain fell throughout the night, whipped by gusting winds. Puddles formed and the grounds crew spent nearly as much time on the field as the players, dumping bag after bag of diamond dust in hopes of drying out the pitcher’s mound, batter’s box and basepaths.

“The dirt was too wet, but you got to play,” Cervelli said.

During a 10-minute break in the fifth, the sound system played “Fixing a Hole” by the Beatles while the Yankees huddled under the dugout roof and Showalter spoke to the umpires.

Baltimore left fielder Matt Angle had the most glaring problem with the tough environment. He got twisted around when Cervelli lifted a fly in the fifth, dropped the ball for an error, slipped trying to recover and wound up with mud all over the front of his uniform as a run scored.

The fans had a hard time keeping their feet, too. In the fifth, two men chased a foul ball behind the plate, lost their balance on a metal walkway and splashed to the ground with a thud. They got an ovation for their effort.

All fans from the announced attendance of 44,573 – the amount of tickets sold – were allowed to move down to the expensive seats. There was no announcement about that over the public-address system – instead they were told individually. The Yankees also said tickets for this game could be redeemed for a free seat during the 2012 season.

The game ended so late, in fact, that the announcers on the Yankees’ YES television network kept reminding viewers this was live action, not a post-midnight replay.

This was not, however, the longest delay at Yankee Stadium. In 2009, a game between the Yankees and Washington was held up by rain for nearly 5 1/2 hours.

Several games in the majors were delayed by rain Tuesday on what was already shaping up as a difficult week for New York and the Orioles. The teams are scheduled to play again Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, then meet in Baltimore on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. for the makeup of a previous rainout.

“Doubleheaders are hard on your guys,” Girardi said. “Both scenarios weren’t great.”

Showalter echoed that sentiment as he looked ahead.

“We’re trying to make sure we’re competitive. It’s not always the people who just played in the game until 2 or 3 in the morning,” he said.

Cory Wade (4-0) won in relief. Mariano Rivera earned his 39th save of the season and 598th of his career.

Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer for the Orioles.

Chris Piteo of Springfield, Mass., was among the fans who waited out the delay.

“This is my one chance to see a game here this season,” he said. “It’s not like I can come any day to Yankee Stadium.”

With him were his sister, Marcy, and her two sons, ages 12 and 10. They were all aware that Wednesday was a school day back home.

“We’re already discussing the options,” she said with a smile.

NOTES: The Yankees lead the majors with 200 home runs. … Baltimore INF Mark Reynolds leads the majors with 27 errors. … Chris Davis struck out on a breaking ball that bounced off his left foot, but reached first base on the wild pitch by Yankees starter Phil Hughes. … Yankees DH Jorge Posada connected in the third inning against Hunter. His previous home run also came against Hunter, on Aug. 26. … Reigning Miss America Teresa Scanlan sang “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch.

© 2011 The Associated Press

Yankees win 5th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesus Montero reached across the plate and sent a 93 mph pitch about a dozen rows deep into the right-field seats for his first major league home run, a tiebreaking solo shot in the fifth. A Labor Day crowd of 45,069 at Yankee Stadium coaxed him out for a curtain call.

Two innings later, he leaned for a 94 mph pitch on the outside corner and drove it 10 rows into those same right-field seats, a little bit more toward the foul line. He had another opposite-field homer, a two-run shot. Curtain call No. 2 followed.

“I was dreaming of that before,” Montero said Monday after boosting the Yankees over the Baltimore Orioles 11-10. “I was always telling myself before, ‘One day, I’m going to be that guy.’”

Four games into his big league career, the 21-year-old catching prospect has made quite an impression. Since his debut at Boston last Thursday, he’s batting .385 (5 for 13) with five runs and the three RBIs.

“You don’t get too giddy on one game and you don’t get too down on another game,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “You’re going to watch him over a period of time.”

With Jorge Posada hitting .100 against lefties, Montero could play himself into a part-time designated hitter role during the playoffs, at the very least. While Montero projects as the Yankees’ backstop of the future, Girardi is reluctant to put him behind the plate this year because he hasn’t caught the New York pitching staff since spring training.

After this, pitchers will be on the lookout for Montero.

“He might have to have a little quick adjustment after this game today,” said the Yankees’ Andruw Jones, who boosted his own prominence at old Yankee Stadium with a pair of homers in the 1996 World Series opener.

New York increased its AL East lead to 2 1/2 games over second-place Boston, the Yankees’ largest margin since before play on July 3. New York has finished first in 38 of 42 seasons when it led on Labor Day, according to STATS LLC.

Girardi said it was too early to discuss Montero’s potential postseason role. With mother Cristina and girlfriend Taneth on hand, Montero just wanted to savor the moment. The Yankees even arranged for him to get both balls back.

“I showed a little bit to the fans, to the people. Now there’s more to come,” said Montero, who had 18 homers this year at Triple-A. “I hope everything keeps going good. I’m not going to say tomorrow I’m going to hit two home runs again, but I’m going to try to.”

Yankees captain Derek Jeter was the first to congratulate him after the initial homer. Posada persuaded Montero to take the helmet-waving curtain calls.

“Go out there and say `Hi’ to them,” Montero recalled Posada telling him.

On an afternoon that featured both starting pitchers making early exits after wretched outings, Robinson Cano sparked the comeback from a 5-2 second-inning deficit with his third grand slam in less than a month.

Both of Montero’s homers came off Jim Johnson (5-5), who had allowed only three coming in.

Aaron Laffey (2-1) got two outs for his first win since the Yankees claimed him off waivers from Seattle on Aug. 19. Mariano Rivera gave up Ryan Adams’ two-out RBI single in the ninth, then hit Nolan Reimold with a pitch and allowed a double steal before striking out J.J. Hardy for his 38th save in 43 chances. Rivera boosted his career saves total to 597, four shy of Trevor Hoffman’s record.

“He threw a cutter away,” Hardy said. “I think it was off the plate a little bit but still got me chasing.”

New York’s Freddy Garcia (seven runs and nine hits in 2 2-3 innings) fell behind 1-0 in the first and 5-2 in the second, but Baltimore’s Brian Matusz was chased in the bottom half. Cano connected against Chris Jakubauskas for his third slam in 24 games and seventh of his career, giving New York an 8-5 lead.

Mark Reynolds’ two-run homer against Garcia in the third and Robert Andino’s solo shot off Scott Proctor in the fifth tied it.

Matusz had his best start in half a season, even though he lasted just 1 1-3 innings and 46 pitches while allowing five runs, five hits and two walks, Matusz, whose ERA swelled to 9.84, had lost seven straight starts since beating Oakland on June 6.

This one may have been his last start of the season.

“We’ll talk tomorrow, when emotions settle a little bit,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

NOTES: New York boosted its record in day games to 38-9 (.809). That is the best in the majors since at least 1946, according to STATS LLC. The Yankees have won eight of nine overall. … Proctor made his first appearance for New York since July 27, 2007, also against the Orioles. … Phil Hughes (4-5) starts for New York on Tuesday against Tommy Hunter (2-1).

© 2011 The Associated Press

Coco Crisp powers A’s past Yankees 6-4 in 10

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia squandered a late lead, then Rafael Soriano served up a 10th-inning homer. And by the time Coco Crisp was done leveling the Yankees, they had slipped to second place in the AL East.

Crisp homered twice and drove in five runs, going 4 for 4 with a three-run shot in the 10th that sent the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night.

“He’s an aggressive hitter, we know that,” New York manager Joe Girardi said. “He was aggressive tonight and he was the guy who beat us.”

The loss dropped the Yankees a game behind division-leading Boston when the Red Sox finished a 13-2 rout of Texas. New York has a 7½-game cushion in the wild-card race.

No. 9 batter Scott Sizemore was 4 for 4 with a tying double off Sabathia in the eighth and Oakland won at Yankee Stadium for the second consecutive night to clinch a series victory. The A’s had lost 10 straight series against New York, an Oakland record for futility against any team.

“It’s tough,” Sabathia said. “Obviously, a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning, you want to shut it down.”

Nick Swisher homered twice and Mark Teixeira also connected for the Yankees, who played without Alex Rodriguez (sprained left thumb) for the second straight game. New York had dropped only two of its previous 20 series since June 10.

Oakland goes for a three-game sweep Thursday afternoon with Rich Harden on the mound against Phil Hughes.

“Feels good,” interim manager Bob Melvin said. “We win the first two, got to try to get greedy. We’ll talk about that a little bit tomorrow, but it’s certainly a nice start to what looks to be a tough road trip.”

Trevor Cahill finally held New York in check, Brian Fuentes pitched out of a seventh-inning jam and the A’s improved to 7-26 against the Yankees since 2008. The last time Oakland won a series against New York was the summer of 2007, when it took two of three at old Yankee Stadium.

“They have the best players in baseball without a doubt,” Crisp said. “You go every position, there’s no letup. For us to come out here with our young guys and keep our composure in this intense ballpark said a lot.”

Fautino De Los Santos (2-0) struck out two in a perfect ninth. Andrew Bailey earned his 18th save, closing out the Yankees for the second straight night.

Bailey gave up a solo shot with two outs to Swisher, who barely missed a game-winning grand slam against the right-hander Tuesday when the ball was caught at the fence for the final out.

Cliff Pennington and Sizemore singled with one out in the 10th against Soriano (2-2), who had been very effective since returning July 29 from a long stint on the disabled list. Jemile Weeks struck out but Crisp hit the next pitch, a hanging slider, into the second deck in right for his seventh homer.

“Today wasn’t my day. I left a couple pitches up,” Soriano said through a translator.

It was the second career multihomer game for Crisp — the other one came on June 18, 2007, with Boston at Atlanta. He went deep from both sides of the plate Wednesday, jumping on the first pitch both times.

Teixeira tied it in the eighth with a long leadoff homer against Grant Balfour.

Looking for his 18th win, Sabathia coughed up a one-run lead in the top half. Sizemore tied it with an RBI double and Crisp gave Oakland a 3-2 lead with an RBI single off David Robertson.

Derek Jeter kept it close by stretching out for Hideki Matsui’s low liner to shortstop, starting an unassisted double play that ended the inning.

Sabathia gave up a home run to his second batter, Crisp, but little else until the eighth. The big lefty also benefited from some sharp defense: New York opened the sixth with a pinpoint relay when Weeks tried to stretch a long double.

Swisher put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the bottom half with an opposite-field homer to left-center off Cahill, who allowed two runs in six-plus innings. The 23-year-old right-hander, an All-Star in 2010, entered 0-4 with a 13.50 ERA in four career starts against New York.

“I felt pretty confident out there. I wasn’t afraid to get hit. It couldn’t get too much worse than it did last time,” Cahill said.

Swisher also had a three-run shot Tuesday night.

Jeter delivered an RBI single in the third, his fifth hit in five at-bats. That gave the captain 3,055 career hits, tying ex-Yankee Rickey Henderson for 21st place.

NOTES: Harden matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in his most recent outing, a 2-0 victory Friday over Toronto, and is 3-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four starts against AL East clubs. … Yankees GM Brian Cashman wouldn’t comment on reports that the team claimed Chicago Cubs 1B Carlos Pena off trade waivers. … After the series finale Thursday, New York plays 17 of its next 23 games on the road. … Cano extended his hitting streak to a season-high 15 games. … Two injured relievers, LHPs Pedro Feliciano and Damaso Marte, are scheduled to pitch in a Gulf Coast League game Thursday. “Are we counting on them? No. Is it possible they get back? Yes,” Girardi said. “Obviously they’re taking steps in the right direction if they’re going to throw in a game. But we have to see how they feel after they throw in the game. I mean, it’s a pretty big step for both of them.”

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

Rays-Yankees rained out, no makeup date set

NEW YORK (AP) — The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees scheduled for Sunday has been postponed because of rain. No makeup date was set.

The game was called two hours before it was supposed to begin. Steady rain started in New York overnight and was forecast to continue all day.

The Rays return to Yankee Stadium for three games Sept. 20-22, with the final date a rescheduled game from a rainout on July 8. A day-night doubleheader during one of those three days is likely.

© 2011 The Associated Press

Cano, Granderson lead Yankees over Angels 6-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera stunned a raucous crowd still buzzing after Robinson Cano’s grand slam. Mr. Automatic faltered for the third straight game, the rarest of slumps for the dominant closer.

Russell Branyan’s three-run homer on the first pitch Rivera threw in the ninth inning was not enough to wipe out the lead, though, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 Thursday, giving Rivera his 30th save for the 14th season.

“As much as we want to think that he’s about as close to the perfect closer as we have seen, he’s not perfect,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

After earning 29 saves this season with relative ease in his 15th year of shutting down teams with a buzz-saw cut fastball, Rivera gave up a run in a third straight appearance for the first time since last September against Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Boston.

The blip began on Sunday in Boston, when he blew his fourth save opportunity this season. On Tuesday, he gave up a two-run drive to Bobby Abreu in a tie game, his first homer allowed at Yankee Stadium this season.

“The saves and the stuff is OK but it won’t make me or break me,” Rivera said. “Games like this get me upset because I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing.”

There’s nothing wrong, Rivera said. He’s just missing with one pitch.

“It’s not that I’ve been missing and missing and missing and missing,” he said. “Just one pitch, you get on one of those streaks. It happens.”

Branyan was aware of Rivera’s recent struggles and was prepared when he came to bat.

“For a three-game stretch, I’ve never seen him get hit this way,” Branyan said. “I was just aggressive because he always come after me. … I’ve gotten that same pitch before and pulled it foul.”

Rivera retired the next two batters to preserve the victory.

Cano had given the Yankees a 6-2 lead with his fifth career grand slam off Scott Downs two pitches after Maicer Izturis made a two-out error to load the bases.

It was 2-all in the seventh when Mark Teixeira hit a routine bouncer toward Izturis, but the ball hit off the second baseman’s glove when he looked for the throw before securing the ball. Two pitches later, Cano lined a shot off the facing of the second deck in right field for his 20th homer of the year.

“He had to have taken his eye it to read the play, because Izzy has the best hands on that field,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “That was certainly out of the blue. You wouldn’t expect that.”

Cano took a nice easy trot around the bases after taxing himself earlier- in the second, he took off for second base five times on full-count pitches that Nick Swisher fouled off. He ran for a sixth straight time when Swisher grounded out.

Relegated to cheerleader since losing his designated hitter job last weekend, Jorge Posada urged Cano out of the dugout for a curtain call.

“It’s a great feeling,” Cano said.

Alberto Callaspo had given the Angels a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer off Bartolo Colon in the fifth before the Yankees rallied to win the three-game series after dropping the opener.

Curtis Granderson followed his two double-play balls with a tying, two-run homer in the sixth for the Yankees.

Fernando Rodney (2-4) gave up two walks in the seventh for the Angels, who lost just their second series in the last 16 (13-2-1).

Derek Jeter had three singles – two infield hits – and a walk to raise his average in day games to .352 (38 for 108).

Rafael Soriano (2-1) allowed his first baserunner – Bobby Wilson’s one-out single – since returning from the disabled list July 29 in the seventh. He extended his scoreless stretch to six innings by getting two flyouts after the hit.

Cory Wade gave up two one-out hits in the ninth before giving way for Rivera.

New York had runners on base in each of the first four innings, with Brett Gardner advancing to third base with one out in the third. But Tyler Chatwood got inning-ending double plays from Granderson in the first and third, each coming after Jeter singled.

Granderson came through after Jeter’s infield hit in the sixth, though. He lofted Chatwood’s pitch on a high arc and right fielder Torii Hunter ranged back and waited to see if the ball would clear the wall. It did, and Granderson had his fourth homer in the series.

“An out all the way,” Granderson said he thought of the flyball.

Erick Aybar snapped an 0-for-30 skid with a slow roller that made it about halfway up the third-base line for a single. Callaspo then turned on a 2-2 pitch, pulling it into the second deck down the right field line for a 2-0 lead.

Colon gave up two runs and five hits against his former team. He walked two and struck out three.

Chatwood was as calm and efficient as his 38-year-old opponent, the 2005 Cy Young Award winner. He yielded eight hits and two runs in 5 1-3 innings.

© 2011 The Associated Press

The New York Yankees franchise started out in Baltimore

New York Yankees World Series 2009 Game 6 017photo © 2009 Shawn Collins | more info (via: Wylio)

You know them now as the mighty New York Yankees but did you know that the franchise actually started out in Baltimore as the Baltimore Orioles.

In 1901 the franchise known now as the New York Yankees was started in Baltimore and took the name Baltimore Orioles where they played in 1901-1902. The franchise then moved to New York in 1903 and took the name New York Highlanders.

It wasn’t until 1913 that they officially became known as the Yankees. Yankee Stadium was then built in 1923.


Today In Sports History: June 22, 2011

1874 – Game of lawn tennis introduced

1889 – Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss

1926 – Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs

1930 – Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

1937 – Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for Heavyweight boxing title

1938 – Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

1944 – Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn

1958 – Game in KC between A’s & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado

1982 – Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

1983 – NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period

1990 – Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox

1993 – NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight loss

2002 – Darryl Kile (St. Louis Cardinals) was found dead in his hotel room.

2003 – Michelle Wie won her first USGA title at the age of 13. She was the youngest person to win any adult USGA event

Today In Sports History: May 31, 2011

1859 – Philadelphia A’s organize to play “town ball” became baseball 20 years later

1935 – Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat

1937 – Brooklyn Dodgers snap NY Giant Carl Hubbell’s 24-game winning streak

1950 – Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins

1956 – Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium’s roof

1964 – SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)

1985 – New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000

1994 – Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates

2002 – The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.

Today In Sports History: May 30, 2011

1894 – Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game

1911 – 1st Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 MPH (120 KPH)

1922 – Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day

1927 – Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career

1931 – Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH

1935 – Babe Ruth’s final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies

1937 – 61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers ends Carl Hubbell’s consecutive-game winning streak at 24

1938 – Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium

1946 – Braves Bernard Malamud HR shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field

1948 – Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game

1953 – 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2

1967 – Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

1971 – Willie Mays hits his 638th HR, sets NL record of 1,950 runs scored

1986 – Bobby Rahal is 1st to avg over 170 mph in Indianapolis 500

1992 – Minnesota Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old

1992 – NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams

Today In Sports History: May 22, 2011

1906 – 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece

1911 – Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

1927 – Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

1938 – Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field

1957 – Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win

1962 – Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game

1963 – Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium’s facade

1968 – Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single

1976 – St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

1977 – Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11

1983 – Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

1985 – Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

1990 – Andre Dawson sets record being intentionally walked 5 times

1991 – NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994

1993 – Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for Heavyweight boxing title

1994 – Toronto NBA franchise unveils name “Raptors” & logo

2003 – In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

Today In Sports History: April 27, 2011

1908 – 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

1947 – Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US

1956 – Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1961 – NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

1981 – 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL

1983 – Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson