June 27, 1933: Banjo Mangum pitches a shutout

When Leo Mangum took the mound on June 27, 1933, he was 37 years…

July 7, 1933: Ageless spitballer Jack Quinn finally runs dry at 50

Jack Quinn was ageless in more ways than one. First, for decades…

July 16, 1933: Roy Parmelee, Red Lucas battle all the way in extra-inning tilt

A warm, humid Sunday afternoon hovered over the west side of…
DeLorimier Park, circa 1933 (Musée McCord Museum)

July 18, 1933: Night baseball makes its debut in Montreal

When it opened in 1928, Montreal’s De Lorimier Stadium was…

July 20, 1933: Babe Herman’s three homers overwhelm Phillies

His parents named him Floyd and his fans knew him as Babe. In…

July 30, 1933: Dizzy Dean fans 17 Cubs for new modern strikeout record

“[He] pitched with devastating speed, his curves breaking fast…

August 14, 1933: Foxx hits for the cycle, drives in record 9 runs

Four months into another season of mashing American League pitching,…

August 17, 1933: Earl Averill hits for the cycle as Indians 'bombard' A's

A major-league record eight batters hit for the cycle in 1933.1…

October 1, 1933: Lefty Ruth all right in final mound appearance

For all of his tremendous success in the batter’s box, Babe…

October 1, 1933: Wally Berger's $10,000 home run

It didn't have nearly the impact of Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning…

April 17, 1934: Cubs' Lon Warneke makes history with Opening Day one-hitter

Opening Day of the baseball season is always a festive occasion,…

April 29, 1934: Sunday professional baseball comes to Pittsburgh

In 1794, the legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…
John Dillinger, 1934 mug shot (FBI.GOV)

June 8, 1934: Flying Reds, Public Enemies, and Baseball

Times were tough in June 1934. It was in the midst of the Great…

June 19, 1934: Pie Traynor replaces George Gibson as Pirates manager

 When Pie Traynor reached the major leagues1 as a 21-year-old…

June 25, 1934: Lou Gehrig 'accidentally' hits for the cycle

The second-place New York Yankees hosted the last-place Chicago…

July 1, 1934: Dizzy and Ducky lead Cardinals to marathon victory in Cincinnati

It was a “titanic struggle,” declared sportswriter Jack Ryder…

July 10, 1934: Carl Hubbell strikes out five Hall of Famers in a row at All-Star Game

The 1934 All-Star Game is remembered for the performance of New…

July 13, 1934: The Babe bashes 700th career home run

Babe Ruth spent 15 years of his 22-year major-league career with…