August 3, 1961: Pirates' 24-hit attack produces NL record-tying shutout

“We just got slaughtered,” muttered St. Louis Cardinals skipper…

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 10, 1962: Dodgers lose to Reds in opening game at Dodger Stadium

Walter O’Malley is a bane or a blessing dependent upon which…

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…

April 15, 1962: Pitcher Jim Manning becomes Twins’ first 18-year-old player

Jim Manning’s career as a big-league pitcher lasted only 17…

April 23, 1962: Jay Hook leads Mets to franchise's first victory

New York City had long been a bastion of National League baseball.…

April 28, 1962: Mets earn franchise's first home win at Polo Grounds

The end of a terrible era, the absence of National League baseball…

May 5, 1962: Bo Belinsky blanks Baltimore, strikes out nine in no-hitter

The first major-league no-hitter on the West Coast belongs not…

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…