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On this Day in Sports History April 11

On this Day in Sports History April 11

MLB

On this day in 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Jackie Robinson became the first African American player to wear a major-league uniform during an exhibition game against the New York Yankees.

On this day in 1962, the New York Mets played their first official National League game, losing 11-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

On this day in 2010, the Diamondbacks scored a team-record 13 runs in the fourth inning of a 15-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The inning featured eight hits, including three homers by Chris Young, Kelly Johnson and Edwin Jackson.

NBA

On this day in 1954, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals 87-80 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.  The win made the Lakers the first team to win three consecutive titles.

Golf

On this day in 1965, Jack Nicklaus won the Masters by nine strokes, beating out Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

On this day in 1966, Jack Nicklaus won his second straight Masters.

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