On This Day In Baseball History: April 27th

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2009 Colorado Rockies rookie Dexter Fowler steals fives bases against the Padres. His five steals ties the modern major league (since 1901) record for steals in a game by a rookie.
2005 Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jose Mesa records his 300th career save. Mesa became the 19th pitcher to earn 300 saves. He recorded saves for the Cleveland Indians, Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Colorado Rockies. He finished his career with 321 saves.
1996 In just his 11th season in the big leagues Giants left fielder Barry Bonds hits his 300th career homer becoming the 4th player in MLB history to accumulate 300 homers and 300 stolen bases. Bonds will go on to hit 762 homers and steal 514 bases. Bonds is the only member of the 400-400 and 500-500 club.
1983 In a game between the Montreal Expos and the Houston Astros, future hall of famer Nolan Ryan strikes out 3,510th batter, passing Walter Johnson for the most all-time. Ryan, of course will go on to strike out 5,714 batters during his 27 year career.
1947 More than 58,000 people crowd into Yankee Stadium on Babe Ruth day. The Yankee ailing Yankee legend will pass away the following fall.
1926 17-year old Mel Ott makes his major league debut. Ott becomes one of the youngest players in the history of Major League Baseball. His hall of fame career, spend entirely with the New York Giants, be over at age 38 after playing 22 years.