On This Day In Baseball History: April 26th

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2017 Gift Ngoepe becomes the first major leaguer from Africa. Ngoepe will go on to play in 41 total games between 2017 and 2018.
2013 Anibal Sanchez strikes out 17 Braves in 8 inning during a 10-0 victory setting a new Detroit Tigers record. 2013 will be the best year of Sanchez’s career. He will go on to lead the AL in ERA at 2.57 and fewest home runs per 9 innings at 0.4. Sanchez also posted the most WAR in a season during his career at 6.1 (per baseball-reference). He finished 4th in Cy Young voting with fellow Tiger Max Scherzer winning the award.
1997 Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg hits his 267th career homers passing Joe Morgan for more home runs by a second baseman. He would finish his career with 277 homers hit as a second baseman. Sandberg would eventually secede the record to Jeff Kent.
1990 Nolan Ryan, pitching for the Texas Rangers, throws his 12th career one-hitter tying Bob Feller’s Major League record.
1931 Lou Gehrig hit a 2 run-homer at Griffith Stadium. However, the ball bounced back into the field and the runner ahead of Gehrig, Lyn Lary, only saw the center fielder catch the ball and assuming it was the third out ran back to the dugout without touching home plate. Gehrig, already in his home run trot, is ruled out for passing a runner in front of him. That same season, Gehrig ties teammate Babe Ruth for the American League home run crown (46).