Lefty Grove is born in Lonaconing, Maryland

On March 6, 1900 Lefty Grove. Grove was born in Lonaconing, Maryland, one of eight children of John Robert Grove and Emma Catherine Beeman. He was from a family of coal miners. Grove was a sandlot star in the Baltimore area during the 1910s. Grove didn't play...

Luke Appling is Born

April 2, 1907, Lucius Benjamin Appling, is born in High Point North Carolina  he moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family as a child. After graduating from Fulton High School, where he played baseball and football, Appling attended Oglethorpe College in Georgia for...

Olympic hero Jim Thorpe signs with the New York Giants of the National League.

1913 – Olympic hero Jim Thorpe signs with the New York Giants of the National League.

Ebbets Field Opens

On April 5, 1913, in Brooklyn Dodger history, in 1913 Genevieve Ebbets, daughter of the club president, throws out the first ball before 25,000 as the new $750,000.00 Ebbets Field opens in Brooklyn. Nap Rucker pitched the 3-2 win over the New York Yankees and Casey...

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...

Smoky Joe Wood is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000

1917 – Smoky Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000. He will become an outfielder after one last, losing start on the mound, and will play five more years.

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw from the Brooklyn Robins for future Hall of Fame pitcher Burleigh Grimes

PODCAST - Future Hall of Famers are traded for each other Grimes and Stengel   Subscribe to our Podcast on Apples Podcast | Spotify  | Google | Stitcher And connect with us wherever else you listen to Podcast. [saf] On January 2, 1918, the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Babe Ruth Launches 570 foot Homerun

March 17, 1918: A young Babe Ruth, still primarily a pitcher, slugs a pair of home runs during a spring training game at Whittington Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The second long ball is thought to be the first 500-plus foot blast in baseball history. The Herculean...

The National League announces it will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the league’s Most Valuable Player

The National League announces it will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the league’s Most Valuable Player. Dazzy Vance, who posts a 28-6 record along with an ERA of 2.16 for the Dodgers, easily outpoints Rogers Hornsby to become the Senior Circuit’s first MVP.

The Giants send versatile George Kelly, along with cash, to the Reds for truculent holdout OF Edd Roush.

1927 – The Giants send versatile George Kelly, along with cash, to the Reds for truculent holdout OF Edd Roush. The Giants sent Roush to the Reds in 1916.

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Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre collects his 3000th hit when he doubles in the fourth inning in the Rangers’ 10-6 loss to the Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The twenty-year veteran, who has also spent time with the Dodgers, Mariners, and the Red Sox, is the first-ever Dominican-born player to reach the coveted milestone.

Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre collects his 3000th hit when he doubles in the fourth inning in the Rangers’ 10-6 loss to the Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The twenty-year veteran, who has also spent time with the Dodgers, Mariners, and the Red Sox, is the first-ever Dominican-born player to reach the coveted milestone.

Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre collects his 3000th hit when he doubles in the fourth inning in the Rangers’ 10-6 loss to the Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The twenty-year veteran, who has also spent time with the Dodgers, Mariners, and the Red Sox, is the first-ever Dominican-born player to reach the coveted milestone.

Dwight Gooden, going the distance in the Mets’ 3-0 victory over San Francisco at Shea Stadium en route to his 13th consecutive win, whiffs 16 batters to become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons. The 20 year-old sophomore, who has not lost since May 25, when LA’s Fernando Valenzuela beat him, improves his record to 19-3 with his sixth shutout of the year.

Dwight Gooden, going the distance in the Mets’ 3-0 victory over San Francisco at Shea Stadium en route to his 13th consecutive win, whiffs 16 batters to become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons. The 20 year-old sophomore, who has not lost since May 25, when LA’s Fernando Valenzuela beat him, improves his record to 19-3 with his sixth shutout of the year.

Dwight Gooden, going the distance in the Mets’ 3-0 victory over San Francisco at Shea Stadium en route to his 13th consecutive win, whiffs 16 batters to become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons. The 20 year-old sophomore, who has not lost since May 25, when LA’s Fernando Valenzuela beat him, improves his record to 19-3 with his sixth shutout of the year.

Dick Allen 1972 American League MVP

Dick Allen 1972 American League MVP

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1968 – Houston is host to its first All-Star Game. True to the Astrodome’s nature, the game is a pitcher’s duel. Willie Mays of the Giants scores in the first inning on a double play and the Nationals make it stand for a 1-0 victory. Mays is named Most Valuable Player. Rusty Staub pinch-hits as the lone Astro representative 

1968 – Houston is host to its first All-Star Game. True to the Astrodome’s nature, the game is a pitcher’s duel. Willie Mays of the Giants scores in the first inning on a double play and the Nationals make it stand for a 1-0 victory. Mays is named Most Valuable Player. Rusty Staub pinch-hits as the lone Astro representative 

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...

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