This Day In Baseball January 1
On January 1 in baseball history features, Hall of Famers Tim Keefe and Hank Greenberg are both born. Cool Papa Bell the speed merchant homers 3 times in one game. Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown. Babe Ruth in support of WWII buys a $50,000 defense bond.
Turn of the century star, also known as the Brooklyn Millionaire, Wee Willie Keller passes away at the age of 50. Briggs Stadium is renamed Tiger Stadium. The Dodgers celebrate their 50th year in LA and Hockey is played in Fenway, Wrigley, Citi Field and Washington.
Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on This Day In Baseball.
Events for January 1
2018 – The annual NHL Winter Classic is held at Citi Field in Queens, NY as the New York Rangers defeat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, in overtime. 41,821 fans brave freezing temperatures to witness the game in person, as yellow taxi cabs and billboards are scattered in empty spaces around the rink to give the venue a true New York City feel.