June 24, 1901: “He Didn’t Have the Energy to Strike a Lucifer”

Coming off a third-place finish in 1900, the Philadelphia Phillies…

September 15, 1901: 'The Least Said, the Better': Tigers top Cleveland, 21-0

As the 1901 season moved into its final two weeks, the Cleveland…
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July 17, 1908: Biff Bang Boom! Cobb, Tigers score 21 runs to beat Mack's Athletics

The year 1908 in baseball gave us the invention of the electric…

June 4, 1911: Baseball in the fast lane: Reds race past Boston Rustlers, 26-3

On June 4, 1911, the Cincinnati Reds were “running the circuit…
Dick Rudolph (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

September 18, 1915: Braves, trying to keep pace, drub Cardinals 20-1

Chasing Philadelphia and Brooklyn in search of a repeat of 1914’s…

July 7, 1923: Rube Lutzke, Riggs Stephenson spearhead Cleveland to record 27-3 rout

As the Cleveland faithful filed into Dunn Field on a pleasant…

August 7, 1923: Indians trounce three Red Sox rookies as Frank Brower delivers 6 hits

During early August 1923, the Cleveland Indians attempted to…
Del Pratt (LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)

September 5, 1924: Tigers roar with 20-run outburst against Cleveland

Bargain seekers got all they wanted as the Tigers played football…
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June 17, 1925: Tigers bat around twice in the 6th, Hooks Dauss earns 200th career win

Blowout games take on many different forms. There are blowouts…

May 24, 1936: Tony Lazzeri's two grand slams and 11 RBIs

Approximately 8,000 fans paid to enter Shibe Park on Sunday,…

June 8, 1940: Reds' Harry Craft hits for cycle as 'our lads annihilate Dodgers'

Baseball fans are usually divided into two camps: those who enjoy…

June 10, 1944: At age 15, Reds' Joe Nuxhall becomes youngest player to appear in MLB game

On the afternoon of June 10, 1944, just 3,510 individuals came…

August 12, 1948: Cleveland wins a blowout game in a pennant race, 26-3 over Browns

Could a “blowout game” make a difference, or the difference,…

June 8, 1950: Red Sox beat up on Browns with 29-4 shellacking

It was quite a homestand for the Boston Red Sox. From June 2…

April 23, 1955: White Sox set scoring record, crush relocated Athletics 29-6

For the third consecutive season, major-league baseball had seen…

June 1, 1957: Redlegs outscore the scoreboard in 22-2 rout of Cubs

The morning of Sunday, June 2, 1957, was a great day to be a…

May 26, 1964: Mets score 19 runs in win over Cubs

The New York Mets arrived in Chicago after losing two of three…
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August 25, 1979: Angels start pounding on Blue Jays early and never stop

The California Angels’ best player of 1979, Don Baylor, came…

June 11, 1985: Phillies thrash Mets 26-7 in a near-record-setting clash

On June 11, 1985, at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, the…
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October 17, 1996: Braves roll over Cardinals, 15-0, to complete NLCS comeback

With a legendary starting pitching staff featuring a trio of…