May 26, 1940: Derringer dazzles as Reds celebrate a pennant flag

Paul Derringer had struggled before. Two years after a brilliant…

October 2, 1940: Jittery Reds lose World Series opener to Bobo Newsom and the Tigers

Baseball insiders and fans were asking a lot of questions as…
Eddie Lopat (TRADING CARD DB)

September 9, 1944: White Sox rookie Eddie Lopat slings extra-inning gem

Hopes were running high on this warm September night in 1944.…

October 8, 1944: Big Mort and big blasts lift Cardinals in Game 5

The Streetcar Series was even. By winning 5-1 the previous day,…
Paul Schreiber (TRADING CARD DB)

September 4, 1945: Yankees’ Paul Schreiber returns to play after 22-year absence

On Tuesday, September 4, 1945, the Detroit Tigers and the New…

May 5, 1946: Leon Day throws Opening Day no-hitter for Newark Eagles

It is common knowledge that Cleveland Indians Hall of Famer Bob…

August 10, 1946: Cobb meets Wagner in the Windy City for high school all-star game

In 1946, the Esquire’s All-American Boys’ Baseball Game,…

July 25, 1947: Reds’ Ewell Blackwell sets modern NL record with 16th straight victory

On Friday, July 25, 1947, Crosley Field was packed with 24,430…

September 28, 1947: Curt Simmons has a blazing debut for Phillies at age 18

The death of pitcher Bob Miller in September 2020 left only one…
1948 Negro League East-West All-Star Game program (Courtesy of the Center for Negro League Baseball Research)

August 22-24, 1948: The Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Games

Overview The origins of the Negro League All-Star Game date…

September 28, 1948: Cleveland celebrates Good Old Joe Earley Night

“ ‘Now they want a Bill Veeck Night! It’s a good idea,…

August 27, 1949: Tiny Bonham’s last game

The Pittsburgh Pirates were firmly entrenched in sixth place…