"Hammerin' Hank Aaron
|Hank Aaron with the Braves 1960|
Jackie Robinson Day
April Baseball Moments...
- On April 4, 2003, Sammy Sosa became the 18th member of the 500 Home Run Club
- On April 22, 2014, Albert Pujols became the very latest member of the 500 Home Run Club, an 'unofficial' honor held by only 26 players in the history of baseball.
- On Sunday, April 8, 2012, first baseman Prince Fielder recorded his 1,000th hit while playing for the Detroit Tigers.
- On April 29, 1986, Roger Clemens made MLB history by striking out 20 Seattle Mariners in a 3-1 Red Sox win. He would go on to win the Cy Young Award later that year and lead his team to the 1986 World Series.
- There have only been 23 'Perfect Games' by pitchers in the entire history of Major League Baseball. Two occurred in April - Charlie Robertson (#5) on 4/20/1922 and Philip Humber (#21) on 4/21/2012 - BOTH for the Chicago White Sox!