Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day In History: 2000-04-01

April 1, 1922: Boston Braves rookie lefthander Lirpa Sloof shutout the Brooklyn Robbins 2-0 in his major league debut. Sloof held the Robbins to three hits and homered twice. Sloof announced after the game that he was retiring from professional baseball. As irony would have it, his name spelled backwards is April Fools!

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