Ebbets Field Opens

In an exhibition game against the Yankees, 25,000 fans watch the Dodgers play their first game in Ebbets Field. Brooklyn beats New York, 3-2, with Casey Stengel hitting the park's first home run, an inside-the-parker.1913 | April 5 | Brooklyn Dodgers | Casey Stengel |...

Rube Waddell dies from tuberculosis

PODCAST On April 1, 1914, George Edward Waddell, better known as “Rube” dies from tuberculosis in San Antonio, TX, at the age of 37. The eccentric Future Hall of Fame was Known as much for his off-field behavior as on the field . . . he will miss an occasional miss a...

1936 All Star Game – Joe DiMaggio First Rookie to Start

On July 7 1936 - The National League, having lost the first three All-Star Games, wins the 1936 All-Star Game, 4 - 3 at Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Augie Galan, Billy Herman, Gabby Hartnett and Frank Demaree) scoring runs. After...

A moment in American history takes place in Brooklyn as Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson

A moment in American history takes place in Brooklyn as Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson to share his plans to integrate the major leagues. During the three hour meeting, the Dodgers’ president will shout racial epithets to ‘test’ the 26 year-old ballplayer’s mettle to withstand the abuse which will come with being the first player to cross the color line this century.

Bill Singer gets first official save

On April 7, 1969, Bill Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers earns the first official save in history. Making his only relief appearance of the season, Singer finishes off Don Drysdale’s 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Thanks to the efforts of sportswriter Jerome Holtzman, the save had become an official statistic during the off-season…

Seattle Pilots Play First Home Game in Sicks Stadium

PODCAST On Friday afternoon April 11, 1969, Major League Baseball came to Seattle with the American League expansion Seattle Pilots debuting at Sick's Stadium. After near misses with Indians and A’s considering a move to the Pacific Northwest Seattle finally had a big...

Ron Blomberg becomes first DH

On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees becomes the first designated hitter in major league history. In his first plate appearance, Blomberg walks with the bases loaded. He will end up with one hit in three at-bats as the Yankees lose to the Boston Red Sox, 15-5.

Hank Aaron makes history passing Babe Ruth for the most Homeruns all time

On April 8, 1974, Atlanta Braves superstar Hank Aaron makes baseball history when he breaks Babe Ruth’s career record for home runs with a blast off Al Downing of the Dodgers.

A’s trade REGGIE JACKSON

On April 2, 1976, the Oakland A’s trade two key members from their recent World Series championship teams, sending All-Star outfielder Reggie Jackson and pitcher Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Don Baylor and pitchers Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell…

Fernando Valenzuela fires shutout in debut as starter

On Opening Day, Fernando Valenzuela, making his first major league start in place of scheduled starter Jerry Reuss, blanks Houston on five hits at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. During the strike-shortened season, the 20 year-old rookie from Mexico will lead the league in game...

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Alex Rodriguez  joins the 3,000 hit club with a 1st-inning homer

Alex Rodriguez  joins the 3,000 hit club with a 1st-inning homer

On June 19, 2015 At Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees joins the 3,000 hit club with a 1st-inning homer off a Justin Verlander 95 MPH Fastball of the Detroit Tigers. He becomes the 29th member of the club, and the third to do so with a long ball, after Wade...

Tyson Ross makes a bid to pitch the first no-hitter in the history of the Padres

Tyson Ross makes a bid to pitch the first no-hitter in the history of the Padres, keeping the Diamondbacks from getting a base hit until two are out in the game. Unfortunately, CF Franchy Cordero, who has accounted for the game’s only run until then with a massive homer in the 4th, mis-judges a very catchable fly ball by PH Christian Walker, and it falls in for a game-tying double. Ross then leaves the game, with nothing to show for his tremendous performance. Reliever Brad Hand records the last four outs without allowing another safety and gets credit for the 4 – 1 win after San Diego scores three runs in the top of the 9th.

White Sox hit 4 straight homeruns

White Sox hit 4 straight homeruns

Carlos Quentin greets Jim Thome at home plate after Gentle Jim’s home run. It was just the first of many as the White Sox would go back to back to back to back. Paul Konerko would follow suit, Alexei Ramirez was next, all the home runs coming off of Joel Peralta of...

stars park

stars park

An exterior view of Stars Park, home to the Negro National League St. Louis Stars from 1922 to 1931. Discovered in a box of negatives at The Missouri Historical Society in 2016, this is the only known photograph of the 10,000 seat stadium—one of the few built...