1881 – The American Association is founded in Cincinnati, OH with the motto “Liberty to All.” The members are the Brooklyn Atlantics, Cincinnati Red Stockings, Louisville Colonels, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Alleghenys and St. Louis Brown Stockings. The Brooklyn team will be replaced by the Baltimore Orioles before the start of the first season. This AA will be considered a major league.
1900 – At the Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson makes his first start, pitching a complete game loss to the Orphans. Chicago wins, 6 – 5, scoring four runs in the first, thanks to an error by 1B Jack Doyle.
September 13, 1900
1968 – Al Lopez undergoes an emergency appendectomy. Les Moss will serve as White Sox manager during his 36-game absence.
July 23, 1968
1923 – The Braves acquire 2B Cotton Tierney from the Phils for SS Hod Ford and OF Ray Powell. Powell is later replaced by OF Al Nixon.
December 13, 1923
After retiring two seasons ago, Earl Weaver returns to the Orioles dugout, replacing his successor Joe Altobelli, who won a world championship in his first year with the club. In the 105 games remaining, ‘Earl of Baltimore’ will guide the team to a 53-52 record, and will retire for good after next season when the O’s finish in seventh place.
June 14, 1985