Back in Time: April 29
Philadelphia's Steve Carlton becomes the first left-handed pitcher in the major leagues to get 3,000 career strikeouts.
Roger Clemens breaks the major league record by striking out 20 batters as the Red Sox defeat the Mariners, 3-1.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 104-100 for Coach Pat Riley's 100th career playoff victory, breaking Red Auerbach's record of 99.
Exactly 12 years after he gained his first save as a Red, Mets' reliever John Franco becomes the first left-hander to record 300 saves.
Darryl Strawberry is sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating his probation on a 1999 conviction on drug and solicitation of prostitution charges.
Trevor Hoffman appears as a pitcher in his 803rd game for the Padres, establishing a new record for games pitched for any one team. The previous mark was shared by both Walter Johnson (Senators, 1907-27) and Elroy Face (Pirates, 1953-68).
Born on this Day
George Allen (1922) <br>Dale Earnhardt (1951) <br>Bruce Driver (1962) <br>Reggie Miller (1965) <br>Curtis Joseph (1967) <br>Browning Nagle (1968) <br>Andre Agassi (1970) <br>Rafael Betancourt (1975) <br>God Shammgod (1976) <br>Tony Armas, Jr. (1978) <br>Kelly Shoppach (1980)<br>David Lee (1983) <br>Jay Cutler (1983) <br>Barbaro (2003)<br>