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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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...

In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

In the first inning of a 7-2 defeat to the A’s, Red Sox starter Curt Schilling whiffs Nick Swisher swinging to record his 3000th career strikeout. The Alaskan-born right-hander becomes the 14th pitcher in major league history to reach the milestone.

The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

The winners of the MVP Award are announced, with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox being the winner in the American League and Christian Yelich of the Brewers winning the honor in the National League. Both are first-time winners.

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