September 4, 1888: The Little Steam Engine That Could: Pud Galvin's 300th victory

The 21st-century baseball devotee has at his fingertips an abundance…

February 9, 1889: A Wondrous Ball Park: The Pyramid Game in Giza, Egypt

Baseball fans can debate incessantly over what is the greatest…

June 22, 1889: Sad-sack Louisville Colonels lose 26th game in a row

There are days when nothing goes right. In 1889 the Louisville…

September 7, 1889: The Candlelight Game

The September 7, 1889, game between the St. Louis Browns and…

October 2, 1889: A King’s Downfall

From mid-July until the final days of the 1889 season, the National…

October 5, 1889: The Giants win the pennant on the last day

The 1889 New York Giants were loaded with talent and charisma,…

October 18, 1889: Genesis of a rivalry: Brooklyn vs. New York

In 1889, for the first time, both the National League and the…

October 29, 1889: Giants win back-to-back World’s Series

They might have called it the first “Subway Series” if there…

April 19, 1890: Debut of the Players League

The Players League opened the 1890 season with seven of eight…

May 12, 1890: The Kid, the Bolt, and Silent Mike

In 1890 the Players League sat on top of the baseball world,…

June 21, 1890: No hits — but no win for Silver King

A hit that wasn’t a hit turned an exciting, but hardly unique,…

October 6, 1890: The first worst-to-first team

In 1889, the Louisville Colonels of the American Association…

September 28-30, 1891: The Clouded Finish: Beaneaters take over first place

When first-place Chicago hosted second-place Boston on September…

June 10, 1892: Seven hits in seven tries for Wilbert Robinson

Until Rennie Stennett matched the feat in September of 1975,…

October 15, 1892: Bumpus Jones, the no-hit phenom

Bumpus Jones was the talk of the baseball world at 22, a pitcher…

October 1892: The Split-Season Playoff

Major-league baseball faced a serious crisis in the early 1890s.…

August 16, 1893: Bill Hawke’s no-hitter

In the early days of baseball, a multitude of changes occurred…

May 15, 1894: “It Was a Hot Game, Sure Enough!”

Nineteenth-century baseball often suffered game delays, suspensions,…

May 30, 1894: Four home runs for Bobby Lowe

Fans arriving for the second portion of the Boston Beaneaters’…

July 13, 1896: Ed Delahanty’s four-home run game

The Philadelphia Phillies had high hopes for the 1896 season.…

June 19, 1897: Wee Willie Keeler's 44-game hitting streak ends

Presumably due to his size, William Henry “Wee Willie” Keeler…

June 29, 1897: The Chicago Colts' record romp for 36 runs

Nothing in the buildup suggested it would be remembered more…

September 19, 1897: Cap Anson's 3,000th hit?

Among more than two dozen men credited with at least 3,000 career…