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On April 25 in Baseball History...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jack Chesbro
* 1901 - In the American League opener at Detroit's Bennett Park, the Tigers used a monumental comeback to beat Milwaukee. Trailing 13-4 going into the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers scored 10 runs for a 14-13 victory.

* 1904 - New York Yankees pitcher Jack Chesbro recorded the first of his 41 victories on the season, an American League record that still stands.

* 1976 - Cubs center fielder Rick Monday rescued the American flag from two trespassers who tried to set it on fire in the outfield at Dodger Stadium. It happened in the fourth inning of a 5-4, 10-inning loss to Los Angeles.

* 1977 - The Cincinnati Reds romped to a 23-9 victory over the Braves in Atlanta. The Reds tied a National League record by scoring 12 runs in the fifth inning off three Braves pitchers. George Foster had seven RBIs, five runs scored, two home runs, a double and a single.

* 1995 - Major League baseball returned after a 257-day labor dispute as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Florida Marlins 8-7.

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