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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1974 - The Padres release OF Matty Alou. Matty’s brother, Felipe Alou, was released by the Brewers on April 29th. Younger brother Jesus Alou keeps the Alou name alive in major league baseball, playing for the A’s.
  • 1989 - Bo Jackson and Wade Boggs lead off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back home runs off Rick Reuschel to spark the American League to a 5-3 win in the All-Star Game at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson earns MVP honors.

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