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The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - SCOREBOARD -

APRIL 17

1892 — In the first Sun­day game in Na­tional League his­tory, Cincin­nati de­feated St. Louis 5-1.

1924 — Baby Doll Ja­cob­son of the St. Louis Browns hit for the cy­cle in a 6-3 loss at the Chicago White Sox.

1932 — New York first base­man Bill Terry tied an NL record with 21 putouts, and the Gi­ants beat Bos­ton 5-0 be­hind Hal Schu­macher’s two-hit­ter.

1951 — In his first ma­jor league game, Mickey Man­tle went 1-for-4 in the New York Yan­kees’ 5-0 vic­tory over the Bos­ton Red Sox.

1953 — Mickey Man­tle cleared the bleach­ers at Grif­fith Sta­dium with a 565-foot home run off Chuck Sto­bbs. The shot came in the fifth in­ning of a 7-3 win over the Se­na­tors.

1964 — The New York Mets lost their first game at Shea Sta­dium. They were beaten 4-3 by the Pi­rates, with Pitts­burgh’s Wil­lie Stargell hit­ting the first homer at Shea.

1969 — Bill Stone­man of Mon­treal pitched a 7-0 no-hit­ter against the Philadel­phia Phillies in the 10th game of the Ex­pos’ ex­is­tence.

1976 — Mike Sch­midt of the Philadel­phia Phillies hit four con­sec­u­tive home runs and a sin­gle in an 18-16, 10-in­ning vic­tory over the Cubs in Wrigley Field. Hit­ting .167 go­ing into the game, he con­nected twice off Rick Reuschel, once off Rick’s brother, Paul, and once off Darold Knowles. He drove in eight runs.

2001 — Barry Bonds be­came the 17th ma­jor lea­guer to hit 500 home runs. Bonds’ two-run, eighth-in­ning drive off Terry Adams went into San Fran­cisco Bay to lead the Gi­ants over the Los An­ge­les Dodgers 3-2.

2010 — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hit­ter in the Colorado Rock­ies’ 18-year his­tory, dom­i­nat­ing the At­lanta Braves in a 4-0 vic­tory.

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