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April 26, 2014
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April 26
1912 Hugh Bradley of the Boston Red Sox hit the first home run in Fenway Park.
1966 Red Auerbach retired as Boston Celtics coach.
1988 The NBA approved the addition of a third referee for the 1988-89 season.
1995 Stars & Stripes rallied to beat Mighty Mary in stunning final-leg comeback. Winning skipper Dennis Conner advanced to his fifth Americas Cup final.
2000 Orlando's Doc Rivers was named NBA Coach of the Year.
2001 Catello Manzi became the third driver to reach the 9,000-win mark, driving OK's Super Chris to victory at Freehold Raceway.
2003 The Cincinnati Bengals drafted USC QB Carson Palmer with the number one pick in the NFL draft.
2004 Alex Rodriguez hit three mammoth home runs and drove in a career-high 10 runs to power the New York Yankees past the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 12-4 at Yankee Stadium.
2008 The Miami Dolphins selected Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long with the top pick in the NFL draft.
2008 The Charlotte Bobcats fired head coach Sam Vincent.
2008 Stanford named Johnny Dawkins its new basketball coach.
2008 The Baltimore Blast won the MISL championship defeating La Raza de Monterrey, 14-11.
2010 New Jersey Devils head coach Jacques Lemaire announced his retirement.
2010 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard signed a five-year contract extension worth $125 million.
2010 Former heavyweight boxing champion John Ruiz retired.
2012 The Indianapolis Colts selected Stanford QB Andew Luck with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.
2013 The Green Bay Packers re-signed QB Aaron Rodgers to a five-year contract extension.

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