1904 - Ty Cobb makes his professional debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League), hitting a double and home run in an 8-7 loss to Columbus.
1910 - The new League Park opens in Cleveland with a capacity of 21,000. 18,832 watch Detroit and Ed Willett beat the Naps 5-0.
1934 - Moe Berg, little-used Senators catcher, plays his 117th consecutive errorless game, dating back to 1931. It sets an A.L. record.
1955 - Brooklyn wins its 10th in a row, trouncing Robin Roberts of the Phils 14-2. This sets a new major league record for consecutive wins to start a season (since broken).
1967 - After 737 consecutive games, the Dodgers were rained out for the first time since moving to Los Angeles.
1982 - The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 for their 13th straight victory.
1984 - In only his second start since August 1982, Montreal pitcher David Palmer threw five perfect innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory stopped by rain.
1987 - The White Sox beat the Brewers 7-1, ending their season-opening winning streak at 13 games. Milwaukee's 13-0 start tied the major league record set by the 1982 Braves.
1991 - In the greatest extra-inning comeback in major league history, Pittsburgh scores six in the bottom of the 11th inning to erase a five-run Cubs lead built in the top of the inning on Andre Dawson's grand slam. The Pirates had rallied earlier from a 7-2 deficit to tie the game in the ninth.
1994 - Indians first baseman Eddie Murray hits home runs from both sides of the plate in a game for the 11th time in his career to break Mickey Mantle's record. The two homers also move Murray past Dave Kingman into 20th place on the all-time list with 444.