Events in Sport on April 25

  • 1876 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
  • 1901 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • 1901 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • 1905 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1933 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title
  • 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes the 1st African American to be drafted into the NBA (for Boston Celtics)
  • 1952 6th NBA Championship: Minneapolis Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • 1964 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • 1965 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1974 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • 1977 Cincinnati Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • 1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
  • 1980 A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umpires from attacking a fan

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1985 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

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  • 1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
  • 1991 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 1993 NFL Draft: Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1997 Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr hits his 250th HR
  • 2009 NFL Draft: Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 2013 NFL Draft: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher first pick by Kansas City Chiefs