By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports
Happy Sunday, everyone!
We hope everyone is doing well, staying positive and optimistic, as well as enjoying the sun, which seems to be fading outside our window.
As usual, we are here every day to provide some relief, a smile and yes, a walk down memory lane with ‘On This Date in History.’
On This Date in History: Sunday, April 12th, 2020
- 1909: Eric McNair, who played shortstop, second and third base for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers was born today. McNair, who recorded 1,240 hits and 82 home runs, finished first in the American League in doubles (47) in 1932 and first in putouts (305) in 1934.
- 1941: The Boston Bruins clinched the 1941 NHL Stanley Cup with a game four victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The win occurred on the road after Boston won the first two games of the series on their home ice by a combined score of 5-3.
- 1958: The St. Louis Hawks clinched the 1958 NBA Championship with a game six win over the Boston Celtics with a 110-109 victory. The Celtics would avenge the loss the following year by beating the Minneapolis Lakers in four-straight contests.
- 1961: Gen. Douglas MacArthur was offered the position of Baseball Commissioner, but declined.
- 1981: The Milwaukee Brewers pulverized the Boston Red Sox by a score of 18-1. Cecil Cooper concluded the game with five RBI, three runs, and two hits while Ben Oglivie recorded two RBI, two hits, and three runs.