Back in Time: June 15
The Mets trade Tom Seaver to the Reds for pitcher Pat Zachary, 2B Doug Flynn and minor leaguers Steve Henderson and Dan Norman.
Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran
Thomas Hearns knocks out Roberto Duran in the second round to retain the WBC light middleweight title. This marks the first time Duran has ever lost a fight by knockout.
Pitching one scoreless inning to protect a 1-0 lead, Red Sox reliever Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' career save mark of 341.
During the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Simpson is asked to put on a pair of gloves. The gloves are said to have been worn by the killer on the night of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, but do not appear to fit the former NFL great.
Brewers' pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, gets his first hit in his 11-year career. He previously played exclusively for American League teams and didn't bat due to the DH rule.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers, 108-96, in Game 5 of NBA Finals in 2001 to capture the NBA title. It was the most dominant performance in NBA history as the Lakers had a 15-1 record and .937 winning percentage in the playoffs.
Born on this Day
Dusty Baker (1949) Tree Rollins (1955) Lance Parrish (1956) Wade Boggs (1958, pictured) Zan Tabak (1970) Tony Clark (1972) Ramiro Mendoza (1972) Andy Pettitte (1972) Zach Day (1978) Derek Anderson (1983) Tim Lincecum (1984)