April 14, 1960: Pirates' Opening Day win foreshadows a championship

An MVP, a Cy Young, two future Hall of Famers and a world championship,…

April 18, 1960: Camilo Pascual sets Opening Day record with 15 strikeouts

In late December 1959, it was widely published that Senators…

May 15, 1960: Don Cardwell tosses no-hitter in Cubs debut

Putting on his Chicago Cubs uniform for the first time, recently…

May 27, 1960: Ed Bailey’s grand slam in ninth wins it for Reds

On a stormy Friday night in Cincinnati, the Reds won a dramatic…

June 17, 1960: Ted Williams wallops 500th career home run in Cleveland

The 1960 season was the end of an era in the major leagues. It…

June 25, 1960: Rookie Dick Stigman fans 10 Yankees in Tribe win

The 1959 Indians had finished in second place, five games behind…

June 26, 1960: Early Wynn Gains 275th Career Victory as ChiSox Erupt for 21 Runs

A Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Comiskey Park pitted the hometown…

July 4, 1960: Braves' rally supplies the fireworks on Independence Day

The Pittsburgh Pirates traveled to Milwaukee in 1960 for their…

July 7, 1960: Musial celebrates last-minute All-Star selection

As the St. Louis Cardinals visited the San Francisco Giants in…

July 15, 1960: 'Fielding genius' Brooks Robinson hits for cycle

Brooks Robinson, the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame/Gold Glove…

July 17, 1960: Murtaugh, Pirates use rules to thwart Big Newk; Tom Cheney shines

On Memorial Day 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates had squeezed past…

August 18, 1960: Lew Burdette tosses a no-hitter for Braves

Lew Burdette had been close twice before. He had hurled two one-hitters…
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September 3, 1960: Baseball bids farewell to Allentown — for 47 years

Upon their debut in 2008, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs quickly…

September 16, 1960: Warren Spahn no-hits Phillies, wins 20th game of season

“It’s just a crazy game,” said 39-year-old Warren Spahn.…

September 28, 1960: Ted Williams bids adieu to Boston fans with 521st home run

It was meant to happen. At least, it seemed that way.Triggering…

October 5, 1960: “Virdon saves the day as Bucs get the jump on the Yankees”

Like muddy urchins tromping through Buckingham Palace and into…

April 11, 1961: Eli Grba wins first game in Angels franchise history

As 1960 rolled into 1961 and baseball fans began looking forward…

April 15, 1961: Bob Friend bests Don Drysdale in a record-setting game

Possibly the most intriguing thing about baseball is its unpredictability.…