Hack Wilson

July 26, 1930: Hack Wilson’s three-homer game spurs historic season

Buoyed by a pregame band performance, Chicago Cubs center fielder…

October 2, 1930: George Earnshaw quiets the Cardinals in Game 2

These St. Louis Cardinals were a gang of swaggering roughnecks…

October 1, 1930: Grove outduels Grimes in World Series opener

To win their second consecutive World Series, the Philadelphia…
Babe Ruth swinging at the Polo Grounds in 1921 (SABR-RUCKER ARCHIVE)

May 21, 1930: Babe Ruth first to hit three home runs in a game at Shibe Park

Babe Ruth made history on May 21, 1930, when, in the first…

May 28, 1930: Pete Alexander bows out in final big-league appearance

On a miserably raw Wednesday afternoon in the first full year…

July 5, 1930: Black baseball comes to Yankee Stadium on behalf of the Pullman Porters

Yankee Stadium had been open for seven seasons when the summer…

May 8, 1930: Freddie Lindstrom hits for the cycle, powering Giants past Pirates

The New York Giants began the 1930 season with seven straight…

July 25, 1930: Athletics pull off two triple steals in rout of Cleveland

On July 9, 1930, the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia…

June 23, 1930: Hack Wilson hits for the cycle as Cubs pound Phillies

In a Monday-afternoon game at Wrigley Field, the “Cubs buried…

September 28, 1930: Comeback Cubs prevail as Hack Wilson sets RBI mark

It is often said in sports that records are meant to be broken.…

August 21, 1930: Chick Hafey hits for the cycle as Cardinals pound Phillies

On this steamy August afternoon, the bespectacled outfielder…

July 13, 1930: Thou shalt not … Cubs rally scrubbed by Boston’s Sunday law

The clock didn’t exactly strike midnight for the Chicago Cubs,…

September 8, 1930: Old-timers make history in charity game at Braves Field

The romantic affection which Boston always has for the players…

August 28, 1930: Cardinals edge Cubs in 20 innings as pennant race tightens

Opening a four-game series at Wrigley Field, the St. Louis Cardinals…

May 22, 1930: Phillies finally beat Giants on Chuck Klein’s home run

The Philadelphia Phillies had lost all six games they had played…