MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCHEDULE THURSDAY-SUNDAY

        Thursday Baltimore at Detroit                                      1:10 St. Louis at Chicago Cubs                             2:20 Houston at Seattle                                         3:40 Toronto at New York Yankees                    6:35 Pittsburgh at...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 19

1890      The Brooklyn Bridegrooms, who will later be known as the Dodgers, play their first National League game. The former American Association team loses to the Beaneaters, who will become known as the Braves in 1912, at Boston's South End Grounds, 15-9. 1900     ...

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MLB STANDINGS APRIL 19

          American League East Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak Boston 15 2 .882 - 8 - 1 7 - 1 11 - 2 0 - 0 2 - 0 9 - 1 W 6 Toronto 12 5 .706 3 7 - 3 5 - 2 4 - 3 6 - 1 2 - 1 8 - 2 W 4 NY Yankees 8 8 .500 6.5 4 - 4 4 - 4 6 - 7 1 - 0 0 - 0 4 -...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 18

1899      John McGraw, 26, makes his debut as a major league manager, when his Orioles beat the Giants, a team he will later manage for 30 years, 5-3. 'Mugsy', who will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 1937, will finish his 33-year managerial career with a...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 17

              1820      Alexander Cartwright, considered by many the 'father' of the national pastime, is born in New York City. The banker, who is given credit for establishing three strikes for an out and three outs for each half inning, will be elected into the...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 16

              1928      Braves' pitcher Charlie Robertson has his glove removed from the game by umpire Charley Moran after the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) complain the ball is acting strangely. The Boston hurler still manages to win, 3-2. 1929      On Opening Day, the...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 14

            1908      Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss offers Honus Wagner a contract with a proposed a salary of $6,000. The third baseman, who won his second consecutive NL batting crown last season, will eventually signed for $10,000, twice the amount of his previous...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1883 Chester A. Arthur brings the Forest Cities ball club, a recently defunct franchise of the National Association, to the White House, making it the first professional team to visit with a president in Washington, D.C. Later in the season, the country's...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

              1909      The 61-year history of Shibe Park begins with the A's defeating the Red Sox, 8-1. The Philadelphia stadium, which will be renamed to honor Connie Mack in 1953, is the first concrete and steel ballpark in major league history. 1916      Due to a...

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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY APRIL 11

1907      The Giants lose their home opener to the Phillies when some of the Polo Grounds fans flood onto the field, disrupting the game in the top of the ninth inning. Bill Klem, the home plate umpire, after his warnings are ignored by the the increasing throng of...

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