THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: 4/17
1947 – Jackie Robinson picks up his first career hit, reaching safely on a bunt.
1976 – Mike Schmidt of the Phillies hits four consecutive home runs as the Phillies come back from a 13-2 deficit to defeat the Cubs 18-16.
1997 – New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur becomes the second goalie in NHL history to score in the playoffs. Brodeur picked up an empty net goal in a 5-2 Devils win over Montreal.
2001 – Barry Bonds hits career home run #500.
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