May 27, 1969: Doug Rader’s walk-off slam sinks Phillies

Houston Astros third baseman Doug Rader had hit two home runs…

May 30, 1969: Clay Carroll’s only home run defeats Bob Gibson, Cardinals

Coming off their National League championship season of 1968,…
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June 14, 1969: Reggie Jackson’s 10 RBIs lead A’s rout at Fenway Park

Oakland’s Reggie Jackson entered the 1969 season as one of…

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…

June 16, 1969: Chicago White Sox defeat Seattle Pilots in Milwaukee

A seldom remembered and mostly unknown era for Milwaukee County…

June 22, 1969: Len Boehmer’s first hit wins it for Yanks

Len Boehmer spent most of this Sunday afternoon in the New York…
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June 28, 1969: Dodgers teach Padres pitcher that spring training does matter

It was June 28, 1969. The San Diego Padres were about halfway…

July 6, 1969: Don’t blink: Gary Waslewski’s 1-hitter sets record for shortest Expos game

The Montreal Expos achieved all kinds of distinctions in their…

July 9, 1969: Tom Seaver’s near-perfect game

The atmosphere was positively electric at Shea Stadium on the…

July 15, 1969: May Day: Lee May hits four home runs in doubleheader

There was bad blood between the second-place Atlanta Braves (51-39)…
Neil Armstrong sets foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969 (NASA)

July 20, 1969: Yankees win an ordinary game on an ordinary day on Planet Earth

Astronaut Neil Armstrong sets foot on the surface of the moon…

July 28, 1969: Cubs earn improbable victory over Juan Marichal and Giants

A small crowd headed to Wrigley Field in Chicago on Monday, July…

July 30, 1969: Astros’ Menke, Wynn hit grand slams in same inning

A paid crowd1 of 28,922 settled in to watch a scheduled doubleheader…

August 3, 1969: Reese pinch-hit slam ends McNally’s streak

Rich Reese had a .322 batting average in 1969 for the Minnesota…