April 23, 1940: Pee Wee Reese goes 1-for-3 in Dodgers debut

“I don’t want to play with Brooklyn.”1 It’s unthinkable…

May 7, 1940: Cardinals tie NL record with seven home runs in rout of Dodgers

As the 1940 season began, the Cardinals were sputtering in the…

May 18, 1940: Young Roy Campanella clouts two home runs for Baltimore Elite Giants

For decades, baseball had been played in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,…

May 24, 1940: Cleveland spoils Browns' first night game in St. Louis

For nearly 15 minutes 25,562 excitedly impatient fans had been…

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

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

June 8, 1940: Reds' Harry Craft hits for cycle as 'our lads annihilate Dodgers'

Baseball fans are usually divided into two camps: those who enjoy…

July 9, 1940: Five NL pitchers combine for first All-Star shutout at Sportsman's Park

Under a broiling midsummer sun, five National League pitchers…

July 28, 1940: Bobo Newsom finally loses after 13-game winning streak

The 1940 season was the finest of Bobo Newsom’s 20-year major-league…

September 27, 1940: Tigers clinch American League pennant behind Floyd Giebell

The Cleveland Indians certainly started off the 1940 season in…

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…

October 3, 1940: Jimmy Ripple’s homer vaults Reds to Win in Game 2

Cincinnati’s Crosley Field was crammed with 30,640 spectators…

October 6, 1940: Bobo Newsom honors father with World Series win

The 1940 World Series featured the National League champion Cincinnati…

May 13, 1941: Bobo Newsom asks for the loss

In 1940, the Detroit Tigers ended the New York Yankees’ run…

June 1, 1941: Chuck Aleno's rookie record hitting streak ends

When five Philadelphia Phillies pitchers stopped David Dahl without…