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April 26

1902 — Cleveland's Addie Joss pitched a one-hitter in his major league debut. Joss allowed a scratch single to Jessie Burkett as the Indians beat the St. Louis Browns 3-0.

1905 — Jack McCarthy of the Cubs threw out three runners at the plate, each of whom became the second out of a double play. The victims were the Pirates as McCarthy's defense preserved a 2-1 win.

1941 — The Chicago Cubs became the first major league team to install an organ. Roy Nelson took to the keyboard and played a pregame program.

1961 — Roger Maris of the New York Yankees began his successful assault on Babe Ruth's single-season home run record at Tiger Stadium with the first of his 61 homers, in the fifth inning against right-hander Paul Foytack.

1980 — Steve Carlton of Philadelphia pitched the sixth one-hitter of his career against St. Louis for a National League record. The Phillies beat the Cardinals 2-0. Ted Simmons singled to lead off the second inning.