This Week in Sports History: April 20th-25th

April 25, 1950:

Chuck Cooper is the first African-American basketball player to be drafted by the NBA.

April 26, 2006:

Mike Piazza hits his 400th career home run.

April 27, 1961:

The NFL officially recognizes the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

April 28, 1990:

The Boston Celtics score a NBA playoff-record 157 points against the New York Knicks.

April 29, 1988:

Steve Mason, current NHL goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers, is born.

April 30, 1922:

Charles Robertson throws the fifth perfect game in baseball history.

May 1, 1951

Mickey Mantle hits his first career home run.

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