June 19, 1875: The 'Model' Game: Hartford vs. Chicago

The Chicago Tribune called it “The Most Brilliant Contest in…

July 28, 1875: The first professional no-hitter: Joe Borden

Professional baseball in the 19th century produced many notable…

August 4, 1875: Boston Red Stockings get the best of Joe Borden

“The Chicagoes were not, as aforesaid, able to make a clean…

April 22, 1876: A new age begins with inaugural National League game

It is perhaps fitting that the National League played its first…

June 14, 1876: George Hall gets five hits, but is it a cycle?

The first official cycle in the major leagues was accomplished…

July 15, 1876: Wearin' of the 'Grin': George Bradley's no-hitter

Since 1876 marked the US Centennial, it was only fitting that…

May 1, 1877: The double shutout

“The Grandest Game ever played,” Henry Chadwick called it.…

August 20, 1877: Gray outcomes for 'Louisville Four'

Baseball’s difficulties with gambling have a long if not distinguished…

May 8, 1878: Three in one? Paul Hines' unassisted triple play

The baseball game played on May 8, 1878, between Providence and…

September 14, 1878: Farewell to old-style ball

On September 14, 1878, more than 3,000 screaming supporters shoved…

June 2, 1879: Lee Richmond’s no-hit debut

When the National Association’s last place Worcester club sent…

June 21, 1879: The cameo of William Edward White

An answer commonly given to the question of who was the first…