On This Day In Baseball History: April 10th

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2003 Hall of Famer to be Craig Biggio hits his 31st career leadoff home run, setting a new National League record previously held by Bobby Bonds. Biggio will add 22 more to his record before he retires setting the new record at 53.
1979 Due to his teams poor performance on opening day, Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck offers fans free admission to the White Sox next home game. The White Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 10-2.
1979 Houston Astros pitcher J.R. Richard tosses six wild pitches setting a new Major League record for a single game. Despite, or maybe in part because of his wildness, Richard also managed to strikeout 13 Dodgers in a 2-1 victory.
1977 The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox set a new Major League record for runs scored in the same inning by two teams. During the eighth inning Cleveland scores 13 while the Red Sox score six. Cleveland winds up winning the game 19-9.
1973 The Kansas City Royals play the first game in the history of Royals Stadium, later renamed Kauffman Stadium. 39,476 fans watch the Royals beat the Texas Rangers 12-1. The park is the first to feature water fountains which are just beyond the outfield fence.
1962 One of the National Leagues two expansion teams, the Houston Colt .45s make their Major League debut by beating the Chicago Cubs 11-2. The Colt .45s will finish their inaugral season by going 64-96-2.
1913 The American League’s New York franchise plays their first game as the New York Yankees. They lose to the Washington Senators 2-1. Senators pitcher Walter Johnson starts a streak of scoreless innings that will reach a Major League record 56. Johnson’s record will stand for 75 years.