October 2, 1968: Bob Gibson strikes out 17 to set World Series record

Press previews of the opening game of the 1968 World Series understandably…

October 7, 1968: Jose Feliciano lights Tigers’ fire

The St. Louis Cardinals could almost taste it. Up three games…

October 10, 1968: Lolich outduels Gibson in dramatic Game Seven victory

Game Seven of the 1968 World Series between the Detroit Tigers…

April 7, 1969: Dodgers’ Bill Singer credited with first official save

A sellout crowd of 30,111 watched their hometown Cincinnati Reds…

April 8, 1969: Tony Conigliaro returns to Red Sox after near-fatal beaning

Greater Boston native son Tony Conigliaro was a star for the…

April 8, 1969: Baseball returns to Kansas City as Royals win debut

Senator William Stuart Symington of Missouri was a fighter.…

April 8, 1969: Bienvenue to MLB: Montreal Expos win inaugural game

Montreal mayor Jean Drepeau with (from left) John Bateman, Jim…

April 8, 1969: San Diego Padres win inaugural major-league game

The 1969 Padres coaches gather around manager Preston Gomez…

April 9, 1969: Second verse, same as the first; Royals remain undefeated after debut

Opening Day is always a celebration, especially when it’s your…
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April 14, 1969: Multisport star Reggie Rucker wins game for Boston University

Sports fans of a certain age will remember Reggie Rucker as a…

April 15, 1969: Reds rally in 9th, 10th, and win in 12th inning

Offensive firepower made the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati…

April 23, 1969: Jerry Koosman gets his first win in Mets’ miracle season

The third time’s the charm. After going 0-2 in his first two…

April 30, 1969: Reds’ Jim Maloney fires his second no-hitter

When the 1969 baseball season got underway, the Cincinnati Reds’…

May 1, 1969: Don Wilson’s no-hitter is Astros’ revenge one day later

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but when Don Wilson avenged…

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

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