Back in Time: June 6
Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
After a triple-overtime victory in Game 5 against the Phoenix Suns, the Dave Cowens-led Celtics win Game 6, 87-80, to claim the franchise's 13th championship.
New York Met Eddie Murray breaks Mickey Mantle's record for most RBI by a switch hitter (1509). Murray would finish his career with 1,917 total RBIs and 504 home runs.
Thanks to the Angels' video crew playing a clip from the 1994 movie "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective" on the JumboTron, the Rally Monkey is born. With the words "Rally Monkey" superimposed over a monkey jumping up and down in the Jim Carrey movie, the crowd goes wild as Anaheim scores two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Giants, 6-5.
At Petco Park, Trevor Hoffman becomes the first reliever to save 500 games. It takes the all-time saves leader 10 ninth inning pitches, including an 87 mph fastball thrown past Russell Martin for the final out, to reach the milestone in the Padres 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.
Born on this Day
Cam Neely (1965)<br><br>Björn Borg (1956)