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- The United States win the 2017 World Baseball Classic (logo pictured), defeating Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the final game. Marcus Stroman is named tournament MVP.
- The Baseball Australia Hall of Fame announces their 2017 class: John Stephens, Wally Buchanan and Bob Ossey.
- The Brisbane Bandits win the 2016-2017 Australian Baseball League, defending their title. Logan Wade is chosen as finals MVP.
- The Criollos de Caguas win the 2017 Caribbean Series, defeating the Aguilas de Mexicali, 1-0 in 10 innings in the finale. David Vidal is named Caribbean Series MVP.
- The Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame inducts Vinny Castilla, Erubiel Durazo, Miguel Flores, Benjamin Reyes, Juan Manuel Ley and Alfonso Bojorquez.
Today in Baseball
|April 26: Today's featured birthday is that of Kosuke Fukudome, who turns 40.
- 1905 - Jack McCarthy becomes the second Major League outfielder to turn three double plays in a game. He throws out three runners at home in a 2-1 Cubs win over the Pirates.
- 1949 - The Yomiuri Giants and Daiei Stars combine for a Nippon Pro Baseball-record 13 home runs, with the Giants winning 15-13 in windy conditions. Tokuji Kawasaki, a pitcher, is the surprising offensive star, with 3 homers and 8 RBI, but allowed 8 home runs to Daiei. Tetsuharu Kawakami, the "God of Hitting", is held hitless in the slugfest
- 1959 - In the second game of a doubleheader, Yomiuri Giants 18-year-old rookie Sadaharu Oh (pictured) homers off of Genichi Murata. It is the first of Oh's 868 home runs in Nippon Pro Baseball.
- 1997 - Ryne Sandberg hits his 267th home run as a second baseman, breaking the MLB record for the position, previously held by Joe Morgan.
- 2007 - Troy Tulowitzki turns the 13th unassisted triple play in major league baseball history.
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