Jimmy Ryan (Trading Card DB)

July 1, 1891: Jimmy Ryan’s homer hits house as he cycles against Spiders

Just over two months of the 1891 season were in the books, and…
Cy Young (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

May 6-8, 1890: Canton’s Cy Young wins one and loses one in Akron

With an impressive 67-37 record, Canton, Ohio, won the 1889 pennant…
Kid Carsey (June 30, 1894, New York Clipper)

October 12, 1890: Oakland’s Kid Carsey hurls no-hitter in San Francisco

In 1890 professional baseball was illegal on Sundays in many…

April 22, 1891: The storm after the rain: Cubs get best of Pirates on Opening Day

Surely, preparation would not be an issue for Pittsburgh’s…

May 1, 1890: Detroit Wolverines top Toronto in ragged season opener

After losing the Syracuse, Rochester, and Toledo franchises to…

August 6, 1890: Farm boy Cy Young arrives in major leagues

“You ought to have seen it. Mr. Young, formerly of Canton,…

June 6, 1892: President Benjamin Harrison attends a major-league game

“I used to go to a game in Indianapolis once in a while, and…

May 12, 1890: Mike Tiernan’s homer in 13th wins it for Giants

During his 13-year major-league career, Mike Tiernan proved himself…

April 18, 1890: Amateur John Lyston wins Atlantic League tuneup against Gorhams

A reconvening of the annual baseball meetings was held on March…

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

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

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

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

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

In 1889, the Louisville Colonels of the American Association…

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

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

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

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

April 19, 1890: Debut of the Players League

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

July 9, 1891: Cy Young shuts down Beaneaters for 15th victory

The Boston Beaneaters came to Cleveland, Ohio, for a two-game…

June 21, 1891: A Sunday exhibition at Rocky Point, RI

When it was announced in 1891 that an exhibition game of ball…