On This Day In Baseball History: April 4th

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2016 Colorado Rockies 23-year old rookie shortstop Trevor Story becomes the first player in major league history to hit two home runs in an Opening Day debut.
2012 For the first time in franchise history the Marlins are now called the Miami Marlins and play their first games in a new ballpark, Marlins Park.
2011 Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz joins Willie Mays (1971) and Mark McGwire (1998) as the third player to hit a home run in all four of his team’s first four games of a season.
2005 Baltimore Orioles’ teammates Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro become the first teammates to have 500 career homers apiece. Sosa started the season with 574 and Palmeiro with 551.
2001 Hideo Nomo no-hits the Baltimore Orioles in his Red Sox debut. He tossed his first career no-hitter as a Los Angeles Dodger, making him only the fourth pitcher in history to have thrown a no-hit in each league joining Jim Bunning, Nolan Ryan, and Cy Young.
1998 Mark McGwire joins Willie Mays as the only two players to hit a home run in their team’s first four games of a season.
1994 Eddie Murray plays in his 2,403rd game at first base becoming the all-time leader in games played at first base.
1989 New York Yankees starting pitcher Tommy John makes a start, tying a major league record by playing in his 26 season.
1988 Reigning AL MVP Geroge Bell becomes the first player in major league history to hit three home runs on opening day. He hits all three homers off of Bret Saberhagen.
1974 Hank Aaron hits a three-run homer, the 714th of his career tying him with Babe Ruth for the most in major league history.