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Posted: April 24, 2013 at 2:26 a.m.

1901 Chicago defeated Cleveland 8-2 in the first American League game. Three other scheduled games were rained out. The game lasted 1 hour, 30 minutes in front of a reported crowd of 14,000 at the Chicago Cricket Club. 1911 Battle Creek of the South Michigan League turned two triple plays in the first two innings against Grand Rapids. 1917 George Mogridge of the New York Yankees pitched a no-hitter against the Red Sox in Boston, winning 2-1. 1931 Chicago’s Rogers Hornsby hit three consecutive home runs to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-6 at Forbes Field. 1947 Johnny Mize of the New York Giants hit three consecutive home runs in a 14-5 loss in Boston. It was a major league-record fifth time in his career that Mize hit three home runs in one game. 1958 Lee Walls hit three home runs and drove in eight runs as the Chicago Cubs routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 1962 Sandy Koufax struck out 18 Chicago Cubs and pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 10-2 victory at Wrigley Field. 1965 Ca

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