August 19, 1880: Larry Corcoran throws first career no-hitter

“The Reds were woefully weak with the willow, not being able…

September 2, 1880: Night baseball at Nantasket Beach

Today many major league baseball games are played under artificial…

September 29, 1880: Metropolitan club opens new Polo Grounds with a win

The first professional baseball game played in Manhattan took…

May 10, 1882: Pittsburgh hosts its first major-league game

The charter Allegheny club of the fledgling American Association…

October 6, 1882: The first meeting of champions

It’s hard to imagine big-league baseball without a series at…

September 13, 1883: One hand, no hits for Hugh Daily

Cleveland fans had good reason for optimism heading into the…
Columbia Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania, date unknown (SABR PICTORIAL HISTORY COMMITTEE)

May 31, 1884: Mountain Citys fall in final major-league game played in Altoona

The Altoona Mountain Citys were a short-lived major-league…

July 28, 1884: Old Hoss Radbourn: 59 or 60 victories?

Two remarkable pitchers powered Providence’s drive toward the…
Pretzels Getzien (TRADING CARD DB)

October 1, 1884: Rookie Pretzels Getzien twists opponents in rain-shortened no-hitter

“Detroit’s German battery proved to be a terror to the Philadelphia…

September 29-October 3, 1885: White Stockings cap a pennant chase

The 1885 National League pennant race was a battle between two…

May 1, 1886: Al Atkinson throws second career no-hitter

From 1875 to 1899 there were 50 complete-game no-hitters thrown…

July 24, 1886: Adonis Terry throws a no-hitter for Brooklyn … or does he?

On July 24, 1886, Adonis Terry hurled a 1-0 no-hitter for the…

October 23, 1886: Curt Welch’s winning slide

After the 1885 season the two major-league pennant winners, the…
Fred Carroll (TRADING CARD DB)

August 9, 1887: Radbourn, Beaneaters receive a pummeling by Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Alleghenys had a terrible first three months of…
Harry Stovey (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

May 15, 1888: Philadelphia’s Harry Stovey hits for the cycle

Harry Stovey had the power to lead his league in home runs five…

June 21, 1888: George Van Haltren tosses rain-shortened no-hitter for Chicago

Largely overlooked today, George Van Haltren was a speedy center…

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 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…