Category: history

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April 24, 2017

Dovydas Neverauskas, taking the roster spot of DL-bound Adam Frazier, becomes the second person born in Lithuania, but the first raised there, to appear in a major league game when he throws two innings of one-run ball for the Pirates in 14-3 loss to the Cubs at PNC Park. A’s outfielder Joe Zapustas, who played two games for the team in 1933, was also born in the Baltic state, but spent his childhood in Boston.

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April 23, 2014

Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former major leaguer, dies two days before his 103rd birthday. The 5-foot, 5-inch Cuban right-hander, named to the American League All-Star team in 1951, compiled a 39-40 record with an ERA of 3.96 during his five seasons with the Senators.

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April 22, 2018

Brandon Belt works one of the longest at-bats in modern major league history when he sees 21 first-inning pitches from LA’s Jaime Barria in the Giants’ 4-2 victory at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The San Francisco first baseman’s 12 minute and 45-second plate appearance, in which he fouls off 16 balls – including 10 in a row – surpasses the 1998 duel between Indians right-hander Bartolo Colon and Astro infielder Ricky Gutierrez by one pitch.

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April 22, 2018

Brandon Belt works one of the longest at-bats in modern major league history when he sees 21 first-inning pitches from LA’s Jaime Barria in the Giants’ 4-2 victory at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The San Francisco first baseman’s 12 minute and 45-second plate appearance, in which he fouls off 16 balls – including 10 in a row – surpasses the 1998 duel between Indians right-hander Bartolo Colon and Astro infielder Ricky Gutierrez by one pitch.

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April 21, 1898

In a game against the Giants, Philadelphia pitcher Bill Duggelby hits a grand slam in his first major league at-bat. Bobby Bonds will hit one in his first game in his third at-bat, but Duggleby’s feat will not be repeated until August 31, 2005, when Jeremy Hermida of the Marlins hits a bases-loaded homer.

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April 21, 1898

In a game against the Giants, Philadelphia pitcher Bill Duggelby hits a grand slam in his first major league at-bat. Bobby Bonds will hit one in his first game in his third at-bat, but Duggleby’s feat will not be repeated until August 31, 2005, when Jeremy Hermida of the Marlins hits a bases-loaded homer.

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April 20, 2018

Sean Manaea tosses the 12th no-hitter in A’s franchise history and the first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010, when he keeps the opponents hitless in the team’s 3-0 victory over the Red Sox. The 26-year-old southpaw’s performance ends Boston’s run of 3,987 games without being no-hit, a streak dating back Mariners’ Chris Bosio’s no-no against the club at the Kingdome on April 22, 1993.

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April 21, 2018

Sean Manaea tosses the 12th no-hitter in A’s franchise history and the first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010, when he keeps the opponents hitless in the team’s 3-0 victory over the Red Sox. The 26-year-old southpaw’s performance ends Boston’s run of 3,987 games without being no-hit, a streak dating back Mariners’ Chris Bosio’s no-no against the club at the Kingdome on April 22, 1993.

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April 19, 2000

Orel Hershiser ties a major league mark, equaled by 19 others, hitting four batters in one game. Astro Richard Hidalgo also ties a modern major league record by getting hit three times in a game, twice by Hershiser and a third time by Dodger reliever Matt Herges.

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April 19, 2000

Orel Hershiser ties a major league mark, equaled by 19 others, hitting four batters in one game. Astro Richard Hidalgo also ties a modern major league record by getting hit three times in a game, twice by Hershiser and a third time by Dodger reliever Matt Herges.