April 28, 1961: Braves' Warren Spahn pitches second career no-hitter

It was barely the third week of the 1961 season. A meager crowd…

April 30, 1961: The Say Hey Kid’s four-homer game

The 1961 major-league season was barely three weeks old the day…

May 4, 1961: Joe Adcock’s walk-off grand slam wins it for Braves

From the time he arrived in Milwaukee with the rest of his Braves…

May 9, 1961: Orioles' Jim Gentile blasts two grand slams on consecutive pitches

On Tuesday, May 9, 1961, before a crowd of 4,514 fans at Minnesota’s…

June 8, 1961: Milwaukee Braves belt a record four consecutive home runs in one inning

Six teams were within six games of one another in a wild scramble…

June 17, 1961: Tigers outslug Yankees and take first place

The explosive Tigers-Yankees matchup that took place at Tiger…

June 18, 1961: Goodman, Fox win it for White Sox in 9th with unlikely homers

Two of the least likely home-run hitters both struck in the ninth…

June 23, 1961: Stan Musial knocks in seven runs for Cardinals

The turnstiles at Busch Stadium, the renamed Sportsman’s Park…

June 28, 1961: Ron Santo comes up big with two homers, seven RBIs

“The Cubs had 25 base runners, and (the public-address) announcer…

July 9, 1961: Willie Kirkland hits 3 homers, bunts in the ninth inning

Frank Lane was no longer Cleveland’s general manager. He resigned…

August 11, 1961: Braves' Warren Spahn wins his 300th career game

Warren Spahn joined the elite group of 300-game winners with…

September 1, 1961: Skowron's single launches Yankees on 13-game winning streak

The Setting The baseball world has been captivated this summer…

September 20, 1961: Roger Maris hits 59th home run as Yankees clinch pennant

Wednesday, September 20, 1961, offered the last chance for Roger…

September 26, 1961: Cincinnati Reds clinch first NL pennant in 21 years

The 1961 Cincinnati Reds1 were a pre-season pick to finish sixth…

October 1, 1961: Roger Maris surpasses Babe Ruth with 61st home run

On October 1, 1961, ending a quest that had enthralled both the…
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October 5, 1961: Underdog Reds win first World Series game in 21 years

Heading into the 1961 season, the National League pennant race…

October 9, 1961: Yankees blast Reds to capture 19th World Series championship

As the 49-year-old midtown Cincinnati ballpark hosted Game Five…

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

Houston was awarded a National League expansion franchise as…

April 11, 1962: New York Mets open inaugural season with loss to Cardinals

A new day was dawning for New York baseball fans. After the Dodgers…