Thursday, July 2, 2020

On this day

1902 : John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)

1903 : Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92

1911 : Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game

Joe Thornton

Joseph Eric Thornton (born July 2, 1979) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey centre and alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks. He was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play seven seasons with the club, three as its captain. During the 2005–06 season, he was traded to the Sharks. Splitting the campaign between the two teams, he received the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies as the league's leading point-scorer and most valuable player, respectively.

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Winter Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2005 Austria
Canada Cup / World Cup
Gold medal – first place 2004 Toronto
Gold medal – first place 2016 Toronto
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Switzerland

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