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.

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...

Podcast – July 29 – August 4

Welcome to this day in baseball Daily rewind my name is Tom Hannon and I am your host. Thank you so much for joining me today as we back step our way through July 29 – August 4. Our format has been changing a bit and just to give you a quick recap, we are going to...

Carlton Fisk – Fenway Park Debut

PODCAST On April 10, 1981 the Baseball Season opened in Fenway Park and Carlton Fisk, the heart and soul, and 1975 Game 6 World series hero, had changed his Sox. From Red to White. He had signed a new contract on March 18 to play for the Chicago White Sox. In the...

Connie Mack Passes Away

**PODCAST**On February 8, 1956, one of baseball’s most prominent figures, Connie Mack, dies at the age of 93 from old age and hip surgery. He was known as “The Tall Tactician” and was baseball’s grand old gentleman for more than a generation. Statuesque, stately, and...

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 Braves Field, Boston's National League Park with four different Cub players (Augie Galan, Billy Herman, Gabby Hartnett and Frank Demaree) scoring...

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.

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...

Radio Broadcast – Exhibition Game New York Mets vs Kansas City A’s 1962

Enjoy this exhibition game played on March 24, 1962, vs the New York Mets and Kansas City A's. The 1962 New York Mets season was the first regular-season for the Mets, as the National League returned to New York City for the first time since 1957. They went 40–120...

Don Richard (Richie) Ashburn is born in Tilden, Nebraska.

1927 – Don Richard (Richie) Ashburn is born in Tilden, Nebraska. A five-time All-Star, Ashburn will be a solid center fielder and a solid hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies. He will hit over .300 during 9 of his 15 major league seasons, twice capturing the National League batting title and conclude his career with a .308 lifetime average. Following his playing career, he will call Phillies games for more than three decades. Ashburn will be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee in 1995.

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