This Day In Baseball April 30
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Events for April 30
In front of nearly 10,000 at Recreation Park, the Alleghenys play their first game in the National League, defeating the defending league-champion Chicago White Stockings at Pittsburgh’s Recreation Park, 6-2. The former American Association team, who will become known as the Pirates in 1891, will post a 55-69 record, finishing in 6th place in the eight-team circuit.
4/30/1892 – In a game in Louisville, in the first Brooklyn had three runs in with one out and the bases empty with the number five hitter due up. However, William Darby O’Brien, number six in the order hit. He walked, stole a base, and scored on a passed ball. At that point, his batting out of turn was discovered (we don’t have the details), and he was called out.
Charlie Robertson, in only his fourth career start, becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game when he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0. The White Sox hurler, thanks to Johnny Mostil’s two outstanding catches in the outfield, is also the fourth rookie to throw a no-hitter.
At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig’s streak and career come to end as the ‘Iron Horse’ plays his final game, going 0-for-4 in a 3-2 loss to the Senators. The ailing Yankees first baseman, who has only four hits this season, played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 Hall of Fame seasons with the Yankees.
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