Ron Santo (TRADING CARD DB)

June 26, 1960: Ron Santo makes auspicious debut for last-place Cubs

In the throes of a nine-game losing streak, the Chicago Cubs…
Early Wynn (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

June 26, 1960: Early Wynn wins 275th career game as White Sox erupt for 21 runs

A Sunday afternoon doubleheader at Comiskey Park pitted the hometown…

April 10, 1962: Expansion Colt .45s win first game in franchise history

Houston was awarded a National League expansion franchise as…

May 29, 1962: Braves beat Cubs in a home run derby on a cold day in May

Though the calendar had yet to turn to June, the Chicago Cubs…
Johnny Stephenson (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

August 11, 1963: Auburn, Batavia combine for 40 strikeouts to set new league record

For most fans, watching a pitcher strike out 16 hitters in a…

September 27, 1963: Houston Colt .45s start a lineup of all rookies

On September 27, 1963, the Houston Colt .45’s (64-95) were…
Tom Tresh (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

May 18, 1965: Tresh, Yankees tame Boston’s ‘Monster’ with extra-inning win

Time and time again over the decades, the New York Yankees and…

May 4, 1966: Mets’ Jack Hamilton throws one-hitter to beat Cardinals

The New York Mets arrived in St. Louis after losing an exhibition…
Eddie Mathews (TRADING CARD DB)

July 14, 1967: Astros’ Eddie Mathews joins 500 Home Run Club

It was a Goliath vs. Goliath situation. On July 14, 1967, Eddie…

July 19, 1967: Mets ‘Maulers’ Kranepool, Swoboda live up to the hype

Baseball card #186 in the 1967 Topps set seems in retrospect…
Bobby Guindon (TRADING CARD DB)

August 25, 1967: Transplanted first baseman Bobby Guindon throws no-hitter in minors

The 1967 Boston Red Sox captured the attention of the baseball…
Jim Fregosi (TRADING CARD DB)

May 20, 1968: Jim Fregosi’s walk-off single completes second career cycle

It was the first trip of the season to California for the 1968…

September 10, 1968: The Billy Williams Show

Billy Williams was on fire, the 30-year-old hammering the ball…

May 13, 1969: Cubs give expansion Padres a rude welcome to the National League

Baseball looked different in 1969 from previous years. The pitching…

June 15, 1969: ‘One big wet blanket’ for Seattle’s Pilots on Bat Day at Yankee Stadium

Amid the rain and slop, they hopped, slid, and swung their complimentary…