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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Mariners, Cousins, Walden

April 8th has been a busy day in baseball history. Three years ago the Mets played the final home opener at 45-year-old Shea Stadium, with the win going to a pitcher that was older than the ballpark (Jamie Moyer, who was 46 at the time). Both PNC Park and Petco Park opened on this date (2003 and 2004, respectively) as well. Todd Helton set a Rockies' club record by reaching base seven times in one game (2003), Chan Ho Park became the first Korean to play in MLB (1994), Kent Mercker threw a no-hitter against the Dodgers (1994), Carlos Baerga became the first player to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning (2003), and Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in history (1975). Last, but certainly not least, Hank Aaron hit his 715th career homer on this date in 1974, passing Babe Ruth to become baseball's all-time home run king.

I'm not sure if these links will have any historical significance, but they're all well worth your time...

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