Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Back in Time - April 7th

1979 - Adrien Beltre was born on this date. 2000 - The Devil Rays retire the No. 12 uniform in honor of Wade Boggs. Although the former Red Sox and Yankee third baseman only spent two years with Tampa Bay, he hit the franchise's first home run and became the 23rd member of the 3,000-hit club as a member of the team.

1984 - With a 4-0 shutout against White Sox in Comiskey, Jack Morris becomes the first Tiger since Jim Bunning, who accomplished the feat in 1958, to toss a no-hitter.

1969 - At Washington's RFK Stadium, Ted Williams makes his managerial debut in front of President Nixon and a crowd of 45,000.

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