Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
By The Associated Press
April 3
1923 - Expelled ``Black Sox'' players Happy Felsch and Swede Risberg sued their former club for back salary and $400,000 in damages. They were among eight members of the Chicago White Sox team charged with fixing the 1919 World Series.
1966 - The New York Mets won the right to sign Southern California pitcher Tom Seaver when commissioner William Eckert pulled their name out of a hat. Eckert had voided Seaver's contract with Atlanta, when the Braves signed him during his college season. Cleveland and Philadelphia were the other two teams that had a chance, matching the Braves' original $40,000 offer.
1985 - The Players' Association agreed with the owners to expand the 1985 League Championship Series from best-of-5 to best-of-7.
1994 - The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in Major League Baseball's first Sunday night opener, which sent baseball into a new era with three divisions and a new playoff format.
2000 - Andres Galarraga made a triumphant return to Turner Field. Out all of last season because of a cancerous tumor in his back, Galarraga celebrated his comeback by hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves over Colorado 2-0.
2000 - Savannah State's baseball team set an NCAA record for consecutive victories. The Tigers beat Claflin 8-0 and 21-1, extending their streak to 42 and eclipsing the record of 40 claimed by Marietta College of Ohio, a Division II school, last year.
2006 - Seattle's Kenji Johjima became the first Japanese catcher to start a major league game and homered for his first hit in the Mariners' 5-3 loss to Los Angeles.
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