Sports History

Doug Hendry, Sports Editor

April 4, 1974

Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth’s home run record with his 714th bomb.

 

April 5, 1981

The Philadelphia Flyers collect a NHL record 2,621 penalty minutes.

 

April 6, 1973

The American League officially begins using the designated hitter.

 

April 7, 1975

Tiki Barber, former running back for the New York Giants, is born.

 

April 8, 1986

Felix Hernandez, current starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, is born.

 

April 9, 1982

The LA Lakers block 21 shots by the Denver Nuggets, setting an NBA record at the time.

 

April 10, 2005

Tiger Woods wins his fourth (and most recent) Masters Tournament.

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