|SPORTS TRIVIA 05-10|
|Written by Staff Report|
|Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:45 PM|
Q: Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in major league baseball history to hit four home runs in Tuesday's 10-3 win over Baltimore. Name the last previous player with four HR in the majors.
A: Carlos Delgado of the Toronto Blue Jays homered four times on Sept. 25, 2003, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Two of the 16 players with four homers in one game accomplished the feat prior to 1900.
Today in …
1970– Defenseman Bobby Orr scores 40 seconds into sudden death overtime to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues at the Boston Garden – completing a four-game sweep in the Stanley Cup Finals. After scoring the goal, Orr raises his arms in triumph and is accidentally tripped by Blues defenseman Noel Picard. Orr, almost horizontal to the ice, appears to fly through the air. It is the first Stanley Cup title for the Bruins since 1941. One of six expansion teams that began play during the 1967-68 season, St. Louis reached the finals in each of their three seasons, only to be swept on each occasion. The Blues lost to the Montreal Canadiens in both 1968 and 1969.
Olympic ski team twins Phil & Steve Mahre, born 1957. Tennis pro Manuel Santana, born 1938.
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