Sosa, MJ headline this date in Chicago sports history

Sosa, MJ headline this date in Chicago sports history
June 3, 2014, 3:30 pm
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CSN Staff

With five professional sports teams, just about every day of the year marks some anniversary of a noteworthy event in Chicago sports history.

But June 3 is a particularly unique day.

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First and foremost, today is the 22-year anniversary of Michael Jordan's "The Shrug" game, in which he scored 35 first-half points against the Portland Trailblazers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
After draining his sixth three-pointer, MJ turned to the sideline and shrugged, creating one of the most iconic moments in his legendary career:

Eleven years later, on June 3 in 2003, Sammy Sosa was busted with a corked bat during game against the Tampa Bay (then Devil) Rays at Wrigley Field. He was promptly ejected from the game in one of the wackiest happenings in the history of an organization defined by wacky events.

Here are some photos of the incident (courtesy of Associated Press):

As if that all wasn't enough, these other events took place in June 3:

1971: Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman hurled a no-hitter against the Reds.

1980: Current Cubs manager Rick Renteria was selected by the Pirates in the first round (20th overall) of the 1980 MLB Draft.

1987: The Cubs hit two grand slams en route to a 22-7 victory over the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field.

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