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The following are the events that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

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Sources

1800s[]

  • 1869 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first all-professional baseball team, started their first regular season with a 45–9 victory over the Great Westerns of Cincinnati.
  • 1871 - A National Association contest between the Cleveland Forest Citys and Ft. Wayne Kekiongas is officially the first Major League game ever played. Ft. Wayne was the winner, 2–0, behind a four-hit shutout by pitcher Bobby Mathews. Al Pratt was the losing pitcher. Cleveland’s catcher Deacon White hit 3-for-4, including the first hit (a double) and also was the first to hit into a double play. Bill Lennon became the first catcher to throw a runner out trying to steal second base. In the 127 games during the 1871 season, there were a total of four shutouts.

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1940s[]

  • 1943 - Commissioner Ford C. Frick demonstrated that the revised balata ball is livelier than the previous year’s ball by bouncing it on a carpet in his office. The major leagues had turned to the balata ball because of wartime restrictions on the supplies used to make standard baseballs.
  • 1946 - Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators collected six straight hits before having his streak ended by Steve Gromek of the Cleveland Indians. Travis’ performance marked one of the few highlights of his career after World War II, where he suffered frozen feet.

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1960s[]

  • 1963 - Bob Shaw of the Milwaukee Braves set a major league record by committing five balks. In the third inning, Shaw walked Billy Williams and balked him home with three straight balks. Shaw lasted five innings before he was ejected for arguing. The Chicago Cubs beat Milwaukee, 5-3.

1970s[]

  • 1976 - The Illinois Legislature declared today as Rick Monday Day because of his patriotic gesture on April 25 of saving the American flag from being burned by two spectators at Dodger Stadium.

1980s[]

  • 1984 - At the Metrodome, Dave Kingman of the Oakland Athletics was awarded a ground rule double when the ball he hit disappeared. The Ahletics slugger towering fly ball went through a drainage hole in the stadium roof and never returned to the playing field.

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Births[]

  • 1891 - Vic Saier, infielder (d. 1891)
  • 1892 - Jack Tobin, outfielder (d. 1969)
  • 1936 - John Tsitouris, pitcher
  • 1945 - Rene Lachemann, manager
  • 1956 - Ken Oberkfell, infielder
  • 1956 - Ubaldo Heredia, pitcher
  • 1957 - Rick Leach, OF/IF
  • 1968 - Eddie Pérez, catcher
  • 1971 - Joe Borowski, pitcher
  • 1972 - Manuel Aybar, pitcher
  • 1974 - Miguel Cairo, infielder
  • 1976 - Jason Michaels, outfielder
  • 1976 - Ben Grieve, All-Star outfielder

Deaths[]

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