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This Day in Sports History (4/26/2020 – 5/2/2020)


April 26th, 1905

  • Chicago Cubs player Jack McCarthy becomes the only MLB player to throw out three players at home plate in a single game.

April 27th, 1947

  • The New York Yankees celebrated Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium.

April 28th, 1930

  • The first night game was played in organized baseball. The game was played in Independence, Kansas.

April 29th, 1986

  • Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox strikes out an MLB record 20 batters in a single 9 inning game.

April 30th, 1919

  • The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 9 to 0 in a 20 inning game.

May 1st, 1751

  • The first ever cricket match is played in America.

May 2nd, 1917

  • Cincinnati Reds' Fred Tooney and Chicago White Sox' Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter through 9 innings. Vaughn gives up two hits and a run in the 10th inning for the Cincinnati Reds to win the game 1 to 0.

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