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The Royals trade OF
Brian McRae to the Cubs in exchange for pitchers Derek Wallace and Geno Morones.
The Expos trade their ace
Ken Hill (16–5) to the Cardinals for pitchers Bryan Eversgerd and Kirk Bollinger, and OF Darond Stovall.
The Blue Jays acquire IN THE NEWS: David Cone (16-5) from the Royals in exchange for infielders Chris Stynes and Anthony Medrano, and P David Sinnes.
The Braves obtain OF
Marquis Grissom from the Expos in exchange for outfielders Roberto Kelly and Tony Tarasco.
The Marlins sign free agent IF IN THE NEWS: Terry Pendleton, the National League's MVP in 1991.
The Rockies sign free agent OF IN THE NEWS: Larry Walker and free agent P Bill Swift.
The Indians sign free agent P
The Red Sox trade 3B
Scott Cooper, P Cory Bailey, and a player to be named to the Cardinals for OF Mark Whiten, and P Rheal Cormier.
The Tigers trade OF IN THE NEWS: Tony Phillips to the Angels for OF Chad Curtis.
Veteran P IN THE NEWS: Jack Morris announces his retirement after 17 years and 254 victories.
The Pirates release IN THE NEWS: Tim Wakefield, 8–1 in 1993 and the National League Rookie pitcher of the Year. The knuckleballer started the 1994 opener, but spent most of the season in Buffalo ( International League) going 5–15, and was shelled in his only start this spring. Wakefield will be picked up by the Red Sox.
Jeff Reardon, 39, announces his retirement. He is 2nd on the all-time list for saves (367).
Peter O'Malley donates the Brooklyn Dodgers' 1955 World Championship banner to the borough in which it was won, saying, "The flag belongs in Brooklyn."
IN THE NEWS: Darryl Strawberry is sentenced to six months of home confinement on tax evasion charges. He must also pay the government $350,000 in back taxes.
The 234-day strike ends. The 1st game pits the Dodgers against the Marlins. LA wins, 8-7, but the game is played with replacement umpires, as the regular umps continue to be locked out.
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SCOREBOARD: APRIL 25, 1995 » OPENING DAY Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Florida Marlins 7 at Joe Robbie Stadium (att. 42,125) W: Ramon Martinez L: John Burkett S: Rudy Seanez Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) Fans in Pittsburgh disrupt Opening Day by throwing sticks on the field, and holding up the action for 17 minutes. Montreal eventually wins the game by a score of 6-2. IN THE NEWS:
Despite just 6,300 fans at the Yanks pre-opening workout, 50,245 show up for the opener, the smallest opening crowd at the Stadium since 1990. The Yankees start with a win, 8–6, over the Rangers, as
Jimmy Key goes five innings to pick up the win. It is his 3rd straight opener and his Opening Day record is 6–0. Kenny Rogers is the loser, giving up four runs in three innings, including a homer to Danny Tartabull. Bernie Williams also homers.
At Kansas City, Royals
Kevin Appier is lifted after six 2/3 innings of no hit ball. Appier had thrown just 11 1/3 innings in spring training and manager Bob Boone does not want to risk injury. Appier is ahead 3–0 when he exits and the Royals win 5–1. Nolan Ryan, in the 1990 opener, also was lifted in a no hitter because of limited work in spring training.
Toronto scores 11 runs in the 2nd inning and coasts home to a 13–1 win over the Oakland A's. The 11 runs is the most scored in an inning on Opening Day this century, but will be matched in three years by San Diego.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 26, 1995 Atlanta Braves 12, San Francisco Giants 5 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (att. 32,045) W: Greg Maddux L: Terry Mulholland Chicago Cubs 7, Cincinnati Reds 1 at Riverfront Stadium (att. 51,033) W: Jim Bullinger L: Jose Rijo S: Mike Perez Colorado Rockies 11, New York Mets 9 (14 inn.) at Coors Field (att. 47,228) W: Mark Thompson L: Mike Remlinger Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Florida Marlins 2 at Joe Robbie Stadium (att. 18,587) W: Tom Candiotti L: Mark Gardner S: Rudy Seanez Montreal Expos 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Three Rivers Stadium (att. 34,841) W: Jeff Fassero L: Jon Lieber Houston Astros 10, San Diego Padres 2 at San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium (att. 41,961) W: Doug Drabek L: Andy Benes St. Louis Cardinals 7, Philadelphia Phillies 6 at Busch Stadium II (att. 33,539) W: Rene Arocha L: Norm Charlton Boston Red Sox 9, Minnesota Twins 0 at Fenway Park (att. 32,980) W: Aaron Sele L: Scott Erickson Detroit Tigers 5, California Angels 4 at Anaheim Stadium (att. 51,145) W: Mike Moore L: Chuck Finley S: Buddy Groom Kansas City Royals 5, Baltimore Orioles 1 at Royals Stadium (att. 24,170) W: Kevin Appier L: Jamie Moyer Milwaukee Brewers 12, Chicago White Sox 3 at County Stadium (att. 31,426) W: Angel Miranda L: Alex Fernandez New York Yankees 8, Texas Rangers 6 at Yankee Stadium (att. 50,425) W: Jimmy Key L: Kenny Rogers S: John Wetteland Toronto Blue Jays 13, Oakland Athletics 1 at Skydome (att. 50,426) W: David Cone L: Dave Stewart Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) Milwaukee's starter IN THE NEWS: Cal Eldred picks up a win with five innings of work in a 9–5 win over the White Sox. Tim Raines and Frank Thomas hit consecutive homers in the 7th with two out, and then in the 8th Robin Ventura hits Alberto Reyes first ML pitch for another homer.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 27, 1995 Atlanta Braves 6, San Francisco Giants 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (att. 26,120) W: Mike Stanton L: Dave Burba S: Brad Clontz Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati Reds 5 (11 inn.) at Riverfront Stadium (att. 17,702) W: Tom Edens L: Chuck McElroy S: Randy Myers Colorado Rockies 8, New York Mets 7 at Coors Field (att. 38,087) W: Steve Reed L: Kevin Lomon Montreal Expos 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1 at Three Rivers Stadium (att. 7,047) W: Pedro Martinez L: Paul Wagner S: Mel Rojas San Diego Padres 13, Houston Astros 1 at San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium (att. 7,468) W: Andy Ashby L: Shane Reynolds Philadelphia Phillies 6, St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Busch Stadium II (att. 21,741) W: David West L: Danny Jackson Milwaukee Brewers 9, Chicago White Sox 4 at Comiskey Park II (att. 31,073) W: Cal Eldred L: Jim Abbott Minnesota Twins 7, Baltimore Orioles 4 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (att. 26,426) W: Dave Stevens L: Brad Pennington S: Rick Aguilera Seattle Mariners 3, Detroit Tigers 0 at Kingdome (att. 34,656) W: Randy Johnson L: Sean Bergman S: Bobby Ayala Cleveland Indians 11, Texas Rangers 6 at The Ballpark in Arlington (att. 32,161) W: Dennis Martinez L: Kevin Gross Toronto Blue Jays 7, Oakland Athletics 1 at Skydome (att. 31,070) W: Pat Hentgen L: Ron Darling Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org) The Ontario Labor Board announces that replacement umpires will not be allowed to work in Blue Jay home games. Under Ontario law, replacement workers may not be used during a strike or lockout. IN THE NEWS:
The Giants play Opening Day at 3Com Stadium, the new name for
Candlestick Park. The day is a success for the Jints, as they shut out Florida, 4-0.
In Venezuela, former ML player Gus Palidor is murdered by two men who are trying to steal his car. Palidor had just returned from spring training, where he had been trying to catch on as a replacement player.
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 28, 1995 Chicago Cubs 4, Montreal Expos 3 at Wrigley Field (att. 32,909) W: Kevin Foster L: Butch Henry S: Randy Myers Colorado Rockies 2, Houston Astros 1 at Astrodome (att. 30,405) W: Curt Leskanic L: Darryl Kile S: Bruce Ruffin Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Atlanta Braves 1 at Dodger Stadium (att. 51,181) W: Omar Daal L: Steve Avery New York Mets 10, St. Louis Cardinals 8 at Shea Stadium (att. 26,604) W: Blas Minor L: Rene Arocha S: John Franco Philadelphia Phillies 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 at Veteran's Stadium (att. 47,088) W: Paul Quantrill L: Denny Neagle S: Heathcliff Slocumb San Diego Padres 8, Cincinnati Reds 7 at San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium (att. 10,307) W: Andres Berumen L: Hector Carrasco San Francisco Giants 4, Florida Marlins 0 at Candlestick Park (att. 26,403) W: Mark Leiter L: Bobby Witt Boston Red Sox 10, Chicago White Sox 4 at Fenway Park (att. 23,199) W: Rheal Cormier L: Jason Bere New York Yankees 4, Kansas City Royals 1 at Royals Stadium (att. 15,026) W: Jack McDowell L: Mark Gubicza S: John Wetteland Milwaukee Brewers 8, Oakland Athletics 7 (10 inn.) at County Stadium (att. 10,059) W: Mark Kiefer L: Dennis Eckersley Minnesota Twins 12, Baltimore Orioles 9 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (att. 21,259) W: Mark Guthrie L: Armando Benitez S: Rick Aguilera Seattle Mariners 9, Detroit Tigers 2 at Kingdome (att. 19,336) W: Chris Bosio L: John Doherty Texas Rangers 10, Cleveland Indians 9 at The Ballpark in Arlington (att. 22,179) W: Matt Whiteside L: Jim Poole S: Jeff Russell California Angels 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6 (10 inn.) at Skydome (att. 36,208) W: Mike Butcher L: Tony Castillo S: Lee Smith Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 29, 1995 Chicago Cubs 5, Montreal Expos 4 at Wrigley Field (att. 28,244) W: Jaime Navarro L: Kirk Rueter S: Randy Myers Colorado Rockies 2, Houston Astros 1 at Astrodome (att. 19,074) W: Omar Olivares L: Mike Hampton S: Bruce Ruffin Atlanta Braves 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at Dodger Stadium (att. 45,885) W: Greg McMichael L: Rob Murphy New York Mets 5, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (11 inn.) at Shea Stadium (att. 44,636) W: Dave Mlicki L: Vicente Palacios Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2 at Veteran's Stadium (att. 27,530) W: Esteban Loaiza L: Tyler Green S: Jim Gott San Diego Padres 9, Cincinnati Reds 5 at San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium (att. 13,663) W: Scott Sanders L: Pete Schourek San Francisco Giants 1, Florida Marlins 0 at Candlestick Park (att. 15,325) W: Trevor Wilson L: Pat Rapp S: Rod Beck Boston Red Sox 8, Chicago White Sox 0 at Fenway Park (att. 27,631) W: Erik Hanson L: Wilson Alvarez New York Yankees 10, Kansas City Royals 3 at Royals Stadium (att. 14,321) W: Melido Perez L: Tom Gordon Oakland Athletics 8, Milwaukee Brewers 2 at County Stadium (att. 10,113) W: Steve Ontiveros L: Bill Wegman S: Rick Honeycutt Baltimore Orioles 13, Minnesota Twins 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (att. 23,997) W: Kevin Brown L: La Troy Hawkins Seattle Mariners 11, Detroit Tigers 1 at Kingdome (att. 27,264) W: Dave Fleming L: David Wells S: Jim Converse Texas Rangers 6, Cleveland Indians 5 at The Ballpark in Arlington (att. 28,048) W: Terry Burrows L: Paul Shuey Toronto Blue Jays 3, California Angels 0 at Skydome (att. 35,278) W: Al Leiter L: Scott Sanderson S: Darren Hall Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)
SCOREBOARD: APRIL 30, 1995 Montreal Expos 4, Chicago Cubs 2 at Wrigley Field (att. 23,854) W: Gil Heredia L: Frank Castillo S: Mel Rojas Houston Astros 3, Colorado Rockies 1 at Astrodome (att. 14,455) W: Doug Brocail L: Curt Leskanic S: John Hudek Atlanta Braves 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3 at Dodger Stadium (att. 40,785) W: John Smoltz L: Ramon Martinez S: Brad Clontz St. Louis Cardinals 3, New York Mets 0 at Shea Stadium (att. 51,715) W: Tom Urbani L: Bobby Jones S: Tom Henke San Diego Padres 7, Cincinnati Reds 6 at San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium (att. 18,964) W: Trevor Hoffman L: Hector Carrasco Florida Marlins 10, San Francisco Giants 3 at Candlestick Park (att. 19,810) W: John Burkett L: Salomon Torres Chicago White Sox 17, Boston Red Sox 11 at Fenway Park (att. 30,658) W: Jose DeLeon L: Frank Rodriguez Kansas City Royals 9, New York Yankees 3 at Royals Stadium (att. 14,028) W: Kevin Appier L: Scott Kamieniecki Milwaukee Brewers 4, Oakland Athletics 3 at County Stadium (att. 9,175) W: Mark Kiefer L: Don Wengert S: Graeme Lloyd Baltimore Orioles 6, Minnesota Twins 3 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (att. 16,302) W: Arthur Rhodes L: Scott Erickson S: Doug Jones Detroit Tigers 10, Seattle Mariners 1 at Kingdome (att. 19,743) W: Mike Moore L: Bob Wells Cleveland Indians 7, Texas Rangers 6 (12 inn.) at The Ballpark in Arlington (att. 26,026) W: Jose Mesa L: Matt Whiteside California Angels 5, Toronto Blue Jays 3 at Skydome (att. 35,290) W: Mike Butcher L: Paul Menhart S: Lee Smith Compiled by Retrosheet (www.retrosheet.org)