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April 13, 2014
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April 13
1940 The New York Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 win the Stanley Cup.
1957 The Boston Celtics won their first NBA championship, a 125-123 double-overtime victory over the St. Louis Hawks.
1962 The New York Mets played their first home game ever at the Polo Grounds, but lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3.
1970 Billy Casper won the Masters by five strokes over Gene Littler.
1972 Major League Baseball settled its first-ever strike, a 13-day interruption to start the season.
1980 Spain's Seve Ballesteros won the Masters at the age of 23.
1984 Pete Rose recorded his 4,000th career hit, a double off Philadelphia's Jerry Koosman.
1986 Jack Nicklaus won the Masters for a record sixth time and became the oldest winner in tournament history at the age of 46.
1995 Spring training games began with replacement umpires as Major League umps walk picket line seeking 53 percent raise.
1997 Tiger Woods became the youngest Masters champion at 21 years old. Woods finished with a tournament-record total of 18-under par 270.
1998 Philadelphia's John LeClair became the first American-born player to score 50 goals in three straight seasons.
2002 The Toronto Rock won the National Lacrosse League championship.
2003 Mike Weir three-putted for bogey at the first playoff hole but still defeated Len Mattiace to win his first major championship, the 67th Masters.
2004 San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds belted homer No. 661 to move past his godfather, Willie Mays, into sole possession of third place on the all-time list.
2008 Trevor Immelman won the Masters - his first major championship.
2009 White Sox sluggers Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko hit back-to-back homers vs. the Tigers. Ironically, it was the 300th career home run for both players.
2009 Phillies and Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas passed away. He was 73.
2009 Pittsburgh's Evgeny Malkin won the NHL's scoring title with 113 points.
2009 The New York Mets played their first game at Citi Field. They lost to the San Diego Padres, 6-5.
2010 The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL Lottery Draft and had the #1 overall pick.
2013 Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn achilles tendon in his left leg.
2013 Jeff Malcolm stopped all 36 shots he faced, as Yale topped Quinnipiac, 4-0, to claim the Ivy League school's first men's hockey championship.

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