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…

August 14, 1888: Tim Keefe finally loses and "Casey at the Bat" premieres

The record for consecutive games won by a pitcher in a single…

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…

October 16, 1888: Tim Keefe leads Giants to tense victory in Game One

In October 1888, the atmosphere at New York Giants headquarters…

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

Baseball fans can debate incessantly over what is the greatest…
Pete Browning (TRADING CARD DB)

June 7, 1889: Louisville's Pete Browning hits for second career cycle

The Louisville Colonels didn’t have many bright spots during…

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: King Kelly'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…