September 12, 1962: Tom Cheney strikes out a record 21 batters

In 2019 a record 42,823 batters struck out1 — more than 17…

September 21, 1962: White Sox score 6 runs in electrifying game-ending rally

Only 825 spectators, the smallest crowd of the season at Comiskey…

September 22, 1962: Mets' loss to Cubs leaves team with two 20-game losers

The brand-new 1962 New York Mets posted one of the worst seasons…

September 30, 1962: Mets lose record 120th game of inaugural season

September 30, 1962, was a warm, sunny day in Chicago as the New…

April 19, 1963: Rookie Ron Hunt lifts Mets to season's first win

When Ron Hunt, the rawboned 22-year-old Mets second baseman,…

May 8, 1963: Don Lock's 13th-inning grand slam wins it for Senators

Left-hander Don Rudolph stood out for two reasons in the early…

May 9, 1963: Frank Robinson knocks in seven runs for Reds

On Thursday, May 9, 1963, the cellar-dwelling Houston Colt .45’s…

May 11, 1963: Sandy Koufax throws second no-hitter to beat Marichal, Giants

It was a great pitching matchup as the fifth-place Los Angeles…

May 21, 1963: Reds' Jim Maloney strikes out eight consecutive Braves batters

At the opening of the 1963 major-league season, the Cincinnati…

May 26, 1963: Orioles' Wes Stock wins both games of doubleheader

The doubleheader (especially the Sunday version) was at one time…

June 2, 1963: Say Hey times three: Willie Mays has a day at Busch Stadium

“Those homers all felt good. They all do. That second one was…

June 9, 1963: Ernie Banks' blasts bounce Koufax, but Cubs crumble

When the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers met on June 9,…

June 26, 1963: Tim Harkness hits game-winning grand slam for Mets

The New York Mets came into existence in 1962 and were one of…

July 2, 1963: Marichal outduels Spahn in 16-inning thriller

As the 1963 National League season moved into its fourth month,…

July 9, 1963: Mays leads NL stars in return to single All-Star Game

After three seasons in which a pair of games were played, the…

July 12, 1963: Koufax fans 13, hands Mets 13th loss in a row

The 1962 baseball season brought the National League back to…

July 13, 1963: Early Wynn wins his 300th game

As the curtain came down on the 1962 major-league season, Early…

July 15, 1963: Patient Gary Peters registers near-perfect game for White Sox

It took five major-league seasons for Gary Peters to have a breakout…

July 31, 1963: Indians smack four consecutive home runs off Paul Foytack

For all intents and purposes, the ballgame did not figure into…
Mickey Mantle (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

August 4, 1963: Mickey Mantle returns to Yankees in a pinch

Mickey Mantle, known for his prodigious home runs, was also known…
Jim Hickman

August 7, 1963: Jim Hickman becomes first Mets batter to hit for the cycle

The New York Mets had an infamous inaugural year in 1962, setting…