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Today in Baseball History – May 2nd


May 2, 1939 – Lou Gehrig ends his consecutive-game streak at 2,130 when he voluntarily benches himself. His replacement is Babe Dahlgren who hits a home run as the Yankees rout Detroit 22-2.

His record would stand for 56 years until Cal Ripken Jr. would surpass it in 1995.


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Today in Baseball History – April 30


April 30, 1946 – With rumors circling that Bob Feller had lost his fastball after spending four years in the Navy, Feller hurls his second no-hitter. Feller helped the Tribe defeat the New York Yankees 1-0. The long run came on Frankie Hayes’ home run in the ninth inning.

Feller would finish the year 26-15 with a 2.18 ERA.

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Today in Baseball History – April 28th


April 28, 1998 – Rangers right fielder Juan Gonzalez sets the all-time Major League record for RBI in April when he crushes a two-run home run in a 7-2 win against Minnesota. The home run gave Gonzalez 35 RBI setting the record.

Gonzalez would go on to drive in 157 in 1998, a career high. He would finish with 434 career home runs and drive in 1,404 runs.

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Today in Baseball History – April 27


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April 27, 1983 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Brad Mills to become baseball’s all-time leader in strike outs with 3,509 moving ahead of Walter Johnson. Ryan and the Astros would win 4-2 over the Expos.

Nolan would go on to strike out 5,714 batters over his career. He is the only one with more than 5,000 and he is 839 strikeouts ahead of his nearest competitor, Randy Johnson.

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Today in Baseball History – April 26th


April 26, 1990 – The Texas Rangers defeated the Chicago White Sox 1-0 behind Nolan Ryan’s record tying 12th one-hitter. Ryan tied Bob Feller’s mark by striking out 16 and allowing only Ron Kittle’s check-swing single to right field in the second inning. He was 43 years old at the time.

Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven and he also threw eighteen two-hitters. Ryan would finish the year with a 13-9 record and a 3.44 ERA.

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