April 10, 1980: Astros' J.R. Richard flirts with perfection on Opening Day

As the Houston Astros opened the 1980 season, the franchise had…

April 10, 1980: Sixto Lezcano belts grand slam for walk-off win on Opening Day

What is the best day of the year?If you were to ask this question…

April 12, 1980: Brewers' Cooper, Money belt two grand slams in one inning

Fresh off a second-place finish in 1979, the Milwaukee Brewers…

June 9, 1980: Whitey Herzog wins first game as Cardinals manager

On the day of Whitey Herzog’s first game as manager of the…

June 14, 1980: The Steve Henderson Game

Each baseball season’s early summer games take on a mystical…

June 28, 1980: Legend of 'Super Joe' Charboneau launches at Yankee Stadium

The legendary exploits of major-league baseball players are a…

August 12, 1980: Expos turn a triple play vs. lowly Cardinals

The baseball season is long enough that on any given day, a team…

August 20, 1980: Tom Brookens gets five hits, starts triple play

Before the 1980 season, Detroit manager Sparky Anderson had a…

August 24, 1980: Speier, Expos prevail in 'a dumb man's game'

This game featured five future Hall of Famers, yet Montreal Expos…

September 10, 1980: Expos' Bill Gullickson whiffs rookie-record 18 batters

“I’m not a strikeout pitcher,” said rookie right-hander…

October 3, 1980: Joe Ferguson keeps Dodgers alive in NL West race

As the 1980 MLB season was winding down, the Houston Astros paid…

October 4, 1980: Reuss outduels Ryan to pull Dodgers within one in NL West race

In the opening contest of the most pivotal series of their baseball…

October 12, 1980: Phillies rally to clinch NL pennant in 10 innings at Astrodome

In spite of the previous night’s 5-3 loss in 10 innings, the…

April 10, 1981: Carlton Fisk homers in return to Fenway Park

Beginning on March 18, 1981, Comiskey Park was the new ballpark…

April 17, 1981: A’s dominate Mariners in home opener for ninth straight win

The Oakland Athletics started the 1981 season with an 11-game…

April 18, 1981: A first pitch for writer Eugenia Price

When inspirational writer Eugenia Price discovered St. Simons…

May 10, 1981: Expos' Charlie Lea pitches a 'Giant' no-hitter

Montreal’s 24-year-old right-hander Charlie Lea was an unlikely…

May 15, 1981: Cleveland's Len Barker makes history with perfect game against Blue Jays

Who could have foreseen that the Friday evening matchup between…