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Happy Tuesday, everyone – we can say “happy” every day, right?
The sun is shining. The weather is decent – it is pretty nice out (to be blunt!) – and we have a feeling that it will be another good day (fingers crossed, of course!).
As usual, continue to be well and stay safe while enjoying a brand new ‘On This Date in History.’
On This Date in History: April 14th, 2020
- 1962: Elgin Baylor paced the Los Angeles Lakers with a game-high 61 points on 22 of 46 shooting which helped the visitors win the fifth game of the 1962 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.
Boston would rebound, however, winning the next two games, including a game six on the west coast, to clinch the series in seven games.
- 1967: Boston Red Sox rookie pitcher Billy Rohome came close to recording a no-hitter against the New York Yankees in the Bronx. New York’s Elston Howard broke up the “no-no” with a single to right field in the bottom of the ninth. The hit, however, would be followed by a flyball by Charley Smith.
Rohome concluded the 3-0 victory with five walks and two strikeouts.
- 1969: The Montreal Expos won their first-ever home game by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7.
The April 14th affair between the Cardinals and Expos marked the first time an MLB game had been played in Canada.
Montreal would conclude its initial season in sixth place in the National League East with a record of 52-110.
- 1996: The Detroit Red Wings win their 62nd (and final) regular season contest with a 5-1 victory over the Dallas Stars.
Detroit, which finished first in the NHL‘s Central Division with 131 points, would go onto win two playoff series before falling to the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals.
- 2002: Tiger Woods wins his third-straight Masters Tournament with a score of 276 (-12). Woods edged Retief Goosen for the victory by three strokes.