On this date: 1974 — Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's career home run record
1935 — Gene Sarazen gets a double eagle on the 15th hole to erase Craig Wood's three-stroke lead, and goes on to win the Masters.
1943 — The Detroit Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 2-0 to win the Stanley Cup with a four-game sweep.
1956 — Jack Burke Jr. comes back from eight strokes behind to beat Ken Venturi by one shot and win the Masters.
1971 — The first legal off-track betting (OTB) system in the United States opens in New York City.
1974 — In the home opener in Atlanta, Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's career record by hitting his 715th home run, connecting off Al Downing of Los Angeles in the fourth inning.
1975 — Frank Robinson, the first black manager in the majors, makes his debut as player-manager for the Cleveland Indians. Robinson hits a home run in his first at-bat — as a designated hitter — to help beat the New York Yankees 5-3.
1989 — Alex English scores 26 points to become the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points in eight straight seasons, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 110-106.
1990 — Nick Faldo becomes the second player to win consecutive Masters, beating Ray Floyd on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Faldo joins Jack Nicklaus as the only repeat winner.
1993 — Miami's Brian Shaw sets an NBA record with 10 3-pointers in a 117-92 victory over Milwaukee. Shaw makes 10 of 15 3-pointers to break the record of nine shared by Dale Ellis and Michael Adams.
2001 — Tiger Woods claims the greatest feat in modern golf by winning the Masters, giving him a clean sweep of the four professional majors in a span of 294 days. Woods, with his winning score of 16-under 272, wins the majors with a combined score of 65-under.
2006 — Wisconsin wins its sixth NCAA men's ice hockey title and first since 1990 with a 2-1 victory over Boston College.
2007 — Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby finishes with 120 points to become the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in scoring. The 19-year-old Crosby betters the mark set by Wayne Gretzky, who was 20 years and 3 months when he recorded 164 points for his first Art Ross in 1980-81. Crosby had 36 goals and 84 assists.
2007 — Zach Johnson hits three clutch birdies on the back nine of Augusta National, to close with a 69 for a two-shot victory over Tiger Woods at the Masters.
2008 — Candace Parker, playing with an injured left shoulder, scores 17 points and grabs nine rebounds to help Tennessee capture its eighth women's NCAA championship with a 64-48 victory over Stanford.
2009 — The Cleveland Cavaliers become the first team in NBA history to have two 15-game winning streaks at home in the same season by beating Washington 98-86.