On This Day...

By: Alex Risen
By: Alex Risen

So Tuesday seems like a good day to start posting a weekly blog!  Hope you enjoy your weekly "On This Day...Sports Edition!"

On This Day (June 21st)...

1970- Detroit Tigers shortstop Cesar Gutierrez became first modern era player to get 7 hits in one game (6 singles and a double in a 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians)

1979- The 3-point line was approved for a one-year trial in the NBA (the line was 22 feet at the baseline and 23'9" at the top of the arc)

1986- Auburn Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson turned down a $7.6 million contract from NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 3-year, roughly one million dollar contract to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals (Jackson of course later played football for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1987-1990...earning a pro bowl selection in 1990)

1992- Tom Kite won his first major at 42, beating Jeff Sluman by two shots in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

 

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