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

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

April 19, 1890: Debut of the Players League

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1889, the Louisville Colonels of the American Association…

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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…

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.…

June 27, 1893: Chicago welcomes Brooklyn to World's Fair and new ballpark

“With the dedication ceremonies of the World’s Columbian…

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,…