This week in sports history

April 3, 1935 – Yasuo Ikenada runs world record marathon (2:26:44).

 
April 4, 1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s last NBA game in Seattle.
 
April 5, 1972 – Baseball season is delayed due to a strike.
 
April 6, 1996 – Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game.
 
April 7, 1943 – NFL adopts free substitution rule.
 
April 8, 1968 – Baseball’s Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
 
April 9, 1965 – First game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 as Mickey Mantle hits first indoor home run.
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