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This Day in Dodgers History
April 24th

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1958 At the Los Angeles Coliseum, 26-year-old right-hander Gene Fodge, who gives up ten hits in his complete-game performance, picks up his only major league victory when the Cubs beat the Dodgers, 15-2. Outfielder Lee Walls carries the day with three homers and eight RBIs.
1962 Dodger southpaw Sandy Koufax ties his major league record, which he shares with Bob Feller when he strikes out 18 batters in a nine-inning contest during the team's 10-2 rout of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In 1938, nineteen-year-old right-hander Bob Feller established the record, whiffing 18 batters in the Indians' 4-1 loss to the Tigers at Cleveland Stadium.
1965 Casey Stengel wins his 3,000th game as a manager when his Amazin' Mets score three runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 7-6. The 'Old Perfessor,' the former Dodgers, Braves, and Yankees skipper won over a third of his games (1,149) during his 12-year tenure with the Bronx Bombers.
1998 Dodgers' backstop Mike Piazza becomes the sixth major leaguer to hit three grand slams in a month when he goes deep in the nine-run second inning of the team's 12-4 victory over the visiting Cubs. In 1937, Tigers' first baseman Rudy York was the first to hit three bases-full round-trippers in May.

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