Jeff Phelps’ This Day In Sports History For April 30
This day in sports history for April 30:
1910 – Cleveland Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
1916 – Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
1922 – Charlie Robertson (Chicago White Sox) threw a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers.
1939 – Lou Gehrig played his last game with the New York Yankees. He had played in 2,130 consecutive games.
1946 – Cleveland Indian Bob Feller’s 2nd no-hitter beats NY Yankees, 1-0
1961 – Willie Mays (San Francisco) hit four home runs against the Milwaukee Braves.
1970 – Billy Williams (Chicago Cubs) became the first National League player to play in 1,000 straight games.
1993 – Monica Seles was stabbed by Gunter Porsche. Porsche had run out onto the court after her match and stabbed Seles in the upper back.
2002 – Alex Rodriguez became the second youngest major league player to reach 250 home runs. He was 26 years and 277 days old.
1961 – Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP)