May 23

May 23, 2016 Today in Sports History


1876 – Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League.

1922 – Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney’s only professional boxing defeat.

1926 – Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1948 – Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs.

1962 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (and later the Golden State Warriors).

1962 – Joe Pepitone (New York Yankees) hit two home runs in one inning.

1963 – NBC purchased the 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1978 – The American League approved the transfer of Jean Yawkey (Boston Red Sox) for $15 million.

1984 – The Detroit Tigers won their 16th straight road game. They tied the American League record.

1991 – The San Diego Sockers won their fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.

1991 – The New York Yankees played their fourth straight extra inning game.

1999 – In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.