On This Day In Baseball History: April 11th

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2019 Dee Gordon’s sixth inning home run gives the Mariners a new Major League record by hitting at least one home run in each of the team’s first 15 games of the season. The slap hitting second baseman will only hit two more homers the rest of the season.
2010 Cincinnati Reds rookie Mike Leake makes his Major League debut by tossing six and two thirds innings while allowing only one run against the Cubs. Leake, who was drafted eighth overall in the June 2009 Amateur draft became the 21st player to make his Major League debut without playing a game in the minors since the draft began in 1965.
2002 In a 15-6 win over Tampa Bay, the Baltimore Orioles set a franchise record by scoring 12 runs in the 6th inning. Along with the record 12 runs they also set a new club record for hits in an inning with 11.
1990 California Angels pitchers Mark Langston and Mike Witt combine to no-hit the Seattle Mariners. Starter Mark Langston is removed after 7 innings and Witt finishes the no-hitter by pitching a perfect eighth and ninth innings.
1966 Emmett Ashford becomes the first black umpire in Major League history. Ashford’s debut is at RFK Stadium on opening day as the Cleveland Indians beat the Washington Senators 5-2.
1963 Warren Spahn earns his 328th career win moving past Eddie Plank for the most career wins by a left handed pitcher. Spahn’s Milwaukee Braves defeat the New York Mets 6-1. He will add 35 more victories to his career total setting the still standing record for most career wins by a lefty at 363.
1907 New York Giants catcher and future Hall of Famer Roger Bresnahan wears shin guards for the first time in a Major League game. Catchers throughout the league will soon follow suit and shin guards will become an essential piece of catching equipment.