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April 151909 — Leon Ames of the New York Giants pitched a no-hitter for 9 1-3 innings on opening day, but lost 3-0 to Brooklyn in 13 innings.1915 — Rube Marquard of the New York Giants no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers, winning 2-0.1947 — Jackie Robinson played his first major league game, for the Dodgers. He

This Date in Baseball

April 15

1909 — Leon Ames of the New York Giants pitched a no-hitter for 9 1-3 innings on opening day, however misplaced 3-0 to Brooklyn in 13 innings.

1915 — Rube Marquard of the New York Giants no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers, profitable 2-0.

1947 — Jackie Robinson performed his first main league sport, for the Dodgers. He went 0-for-3, however scored the deciding run in a 5-3 victory over the Boston Braves in Brooklyn. He was the primary black to look within the majors since 1884.

1957 — President Eisenhower formally opened the 1956 season by tossing out the primary ball at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C. The ball was the ten millionth Spalding baseball for use in main league play.

1958 — Main league baseball got here to California because the transplanted Giants and Dodgers performed the primary sport on the Pacific Coast. Taking part in in Seals Stadium in San Francisco, Ruben Gomez blanked Los Angeles 8-0.

1968 — Houston and the New York Mets performed 24 innings in an evening sport within the Astrodome earlier than the Astros gained 1-0. The sport lasted greater than six hours.

1976 — New York opened the refurbished Yankee Stadium with an 11-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins.

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1977 — Hank Aaron turns into the primary participant to have his uniform quantity retired by two groups. The Atlanta Braves retire his No. 44 throughout a pre-game ceremony. The Milwaukee Brewers had beforehand retired Aaron’s quantity.

1987 — Juan Nieves threw the primary no-hitter in Brewers historical past as Milwaukee beat Baltimore 7-0.

1993 — Sparky Anderson earned his 2,000th victory as a supervisor because the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2.

1993 — Andre Dawson turned the twenty fifth participant to hit 400 dwelling runs because the Boston Purple Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3.

1997 — The fiftieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the colour barrier in main league baseball is widely known earlier than 54,047 at Shea Stadium throughout a sport between the NY Mets and the LA Dodgers.

1998 — The primary-ever AL-NL doubleheader is held in New York’s Shea Stadium because the New York Yankees beat the Anaheim Angels 6-3 and the New York Mets edge the Chicago Cubs 2-1. The Yankees draw a crowd of 40,743, a dramatic distinction to the gathering of 16,012 who present up for the Mets sport at night time.

2000 — Cal Ripken turned the twenty fourth participant to succeed in 3,000 hits when he lined a clear single to heart off Twins reliever Hector Carrasco. He reached the milestone along with his third hit in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins and have become the seventh participant in main league historical past to get 3,000 hits and 400 dwelling runs.

2004 — Fifty-seven years after the historic occasion, main league baseball begins the custom of Jackie Robinson Day, an annual celebration marking the day the colour line was damaged.

2006 — Eric Chavez, Frank Thomas, and Milton Bradley all homered on consecutive pitches in Oakland’s 5-4 victory over Texas.

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2008 — Jose Lopez turned the twelfth participant in main league historical past to hit three sacrifice flies in a sport, and the Seattle Mariners tied the crew file for 5 sac flies in an 11-6 victory over Kansas Metropolis.

2009 — Each participant in Main League Baseball wears quantity 42 right now on Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the colour line.

2009 — Ian Kinsler of Texas turned the fourth participant in crew historical past to hit for the cycle, and was 6-for-6 in Texas’ 19-6 win over Baltimore.

2010 — Florida’s Jorge Cantu prolonged his main league season-opening file to 10 video games with successful in a 10-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

2011 — Texas tied an AL file by turning six double performs and the Rangers picked up the place they left off final October, beating the New York Yankees 5-3. This was the fifteenth time an AL crew made six DPs in a sport. The main league mark for double performs in a sport is seven by San Francisco in 1969.

2011 — Brennan Boesch hit a go-ahead two-run double with the bases loaded within the tenth inning and Detroit rallied to beat Oakland 8-4 for supervisor Jim Leyland’s 1,five hundredth profession win. Leyland turned the nineteenth main league supervisor to succeed in 1,500 wins, doing so on his first try.

2012 — Vin Scully is again within the broadcast sales space for a file 63rd season after lacking per week with a nasty chilly.

2022 — Jackie Robinson Day is widely known throughout North America on the seventy fifth anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the colour line in Main League Baseball.


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