On This Day In Baseball History: April 13th

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2012 After giving up a leadoff single to Cameron Maybin, Aaron Harang strikes out nine consecutive Padres setting a new Dodgers record. Harang finishes the game with 13 Ks over six and one third innings.
2010 Florida Marlins Jorge Cantu’s RBI single off Bronson Arroyo makes Cantu the first player since 1921 to collect one hit and one RBI in his teams first eight games of the season. The last player to accomplish the feat was Hall of Famer George “High Pockets” Kelly of the New York Giants.
2009 1976 American League Rookie of the Year Mark “The Bird” Fidrych dies in an accident while fixing his truck. Known for his eccentric antics on the mound, Fidrych had one of the most memorable rookie seasons of all time.
1987 The San Diego Padres trio of Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk homer in succession in the bottom of the first becoming the first time the first three batters of the 1st inning homer. A trio of Braves, Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield, will match them in 2003.
1984 Pete Rose, then playing for the Montreal Expos, gets his 4,000th career hit joining Ty Cobb as the only two players in Major League history to collect that many hits. This hit comes exactly 21 years after Rose collected his first career hit.
1962 Fan favorite and St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial scores his 1,869th career run, setting a new National League record. Musial will extend the record to 1,949 which will stand until Barry Bonds breaks it and ultmatley sets the new record at 2,227.
1954 A 20-year old named Henry Aaron makes his Major League debut playing left field for the Milwaukee Braves. Aaron will go on to a 23-year career that includes breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record. Although Barry Bonds will pass Aaron’s career home run total, he still holds the all-time record in RBIs (2,297) and total bases (6,856).